Quality Speech Pathology and Orofacial Myology services from early childhood to aged care
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 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 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.
Kate gained her Master of Speech Pathology in Melbourne, graduating from La Trobe University in 2007. She has since had experience working with both preschool and school aged children within private clinic and educational settings. Kate has worked with children experiencing speech sound delays and disorders, language delays and disorders, fluency disorders, literacy and learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders. She has facilitated programs for both Grade 6 Transition Language Support groups and Prep Phonological Awareness (literacy support) groups within schools. Kate is a trained provider of ‘The Secret Agent Society Program’ – a specialist social skills program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kate is also a Division 1 Registered Nurse and has worked for many years specialising in perioperative Ophthalmology and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat). Kate utlilises her nursing knowledge for a more holistic approach to client care.
Kate is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia. She grew up in the Yarra Valley and is the mother of two young sons.
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.
Molly’s work as a tutor for school aged children from early primary school through to VCE, places her in the perfect place to work with our clients. She has a keen interest in teaching and science. Molly has a passion for literacy learning and is trained in Cracking the ABC Code and early units of the Sound Write program. Molly loves working with children and enjoys seeing them grow in confidence as they learn new things. Molly plans to study in Speech Pathology at Melbourne's Australian Catholic University in 2021.
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.