Quality Speech Pathology and Orofacial Myology services from early childhood to aged care

Our Team

Andrea Houlihan

Speech Pathologist / Director

 

Andrea qualified with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University in 1996. Andrea has lived and worked in Healesville for 20 years with her husband and six children.

Andrea has a special interest in literacy and is qualified in THRASS (Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills), Cracking the ABC Code and the Sounds-Write program.

 

​Specialising in swallowing and communication management in the Nursing Home setting, Andrea has a long history of supporting Aged Care facilities to manage eating and swallowing and communication, particularly in complex cases such as younger people with degenerative neurological conditions.

Andrea is Coulson Trained in Orofacial Myology and has completed specialist training in infant and childhood feeding difficulties. Andrea can provide assessment and therapy for thumb/finger/tongue sucking, tongue thrust, nail biting, drooling, mouth breathing, trichotillomania (hair pulling), jaw pain, TMJD, teeth clenching, tongue tie, snoring, mild sleep apnoea, open bite, and crossbite.

 

Andrea is a Certified Practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Bernadette Price

Speech Pathologist

Bernadette completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2005, and is passionate about assisting people who are facing speech, language, communication and/or swallowing challenges. Her skills are varied, and she has worked in many settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation, special education, palliative care and aged care. Bernadette works collaboratively with her clients, their families, and other health professionals. She is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based care that meets the individual needs and goals of her clients.

Bernadette is a Certified Practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is married with three young sons. 

Kate Baille

Speech Pathologist

Kate completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University and also holds a degree in media and communications.  Kate entered the profession as she felt passionately about supporting the communication needs of people of all ages.  She has an interest in all areas of speech pathology practice and has experience in adult rehabilitation, voice, paediatric speech and language therapy, school-based literacy programs, and working with children with a disability.  Kate enjoys working closely with clients and their families to deliver evidence-based therapy and is a Certified Practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. Kate is married and has two school aged children.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Emma McLauchlan

Therapy Assistant

Emma is in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at Latrobe University. Emma has completed many clinical placements in the areas of paediatric speech, language and literacy as well as adult language and swallowing. She is highly educated to assist other Speech Pathologists administer quality care for clients and their families. She looks forward to learning as much as she can as a therapy assistant and developing the skills required for her future profession. 

Tracy Wilks

Administration

Tracy provides Administration support to our clients and Speech Pathologists. 
She has worked in the customer service industry for over 15 years. She has grown up in the Yarra Valley and is married with 2 children. She loves getting outdoors and enjoys working within the community. 

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