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.

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.

Kate Grieve

Speech Pathologist

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 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 preoperative Ophthalmology and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat).  Kate utilises her nursing knowledge for a more wholistic 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.

Jennifer Diep

Speech Pathologist

Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. Prior to this, Jennifer completed a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, at the University of Melbourne. Jennifer has been a Kumon instructor for 8 years. Her warm and calming nature allows her clients to feel at ease during assessments and therapy. Jennifer has experience in paediatric (childhood) speech and language as well as adult language and voice. She is passionate about helping adults and children reach their full potential and improve their quality of life.

Jennifer is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia. 

Emma McLauchlan

Speech Pathologist

Emma studied a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at Latrobe University. Emma has worked with us for the past 12 months as a Therapy Assistant and we are thrilled to have her now join us as a qualified Speech Pathologist. Emma has experience in the areas of paediatric speech, language and literacy as well as adult language, AAC and swallowing. She is dedicated to providing quality care for her clients and their families.

 

Molly Houlihan

Therapy Assistant

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. 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 is studying Speech Pathology at Melbourne's Australian Catholic University.

Leisl Halamoutis

Therapy Assistant

Leisl is currently studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University (ACU). Leisl is thrilled to have this opportunity to join Beyond Speech as a therapy assistant as this first-hand experience in the work field will help her support our clients and excel in her studies and become even more passionate about what she is studying. Leisl is a kind and caring person with a love for people of all ages. She is very much looking forward to meeting and working with our clients, and seeing them learn and grow with their speech and beyond.

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.