Meet our Team

Management 

Simone Dudley

Occupational Therapist / Co-director

Sue Cameron

Speech Pathologist / Co-director

Dr Delwyne Stephens

Speech Pathologist / Clinical Services Manager

Simone Dudley

Occupational Therapist / Co-director

Simone is a registered occupational therapist with 25 years experience working in a range of public and private settings including paediatric and early intervention services. She has 9 years teaching experience working in the areas of disability, behaviour and learning difficulties, with kinder and primary school aged students.Simone is experienced and passionate about providing assessment and intervention for children, particularly those who are on the autism spectrum or have developmental delays.She is passionate about “supporting children’s participation in their primary roles as players, learners and family members by providing goal based information, strategies and coaching interventions."Simone is mother to three children. She well understands the challenges of raising children and being able to access necessary services.

Sue Cameron

Speech Pathologist / Co-director

Sue is a certified practicing speech pathologist with more than 25 years experience working in health and education. For most of her career, she has worked in a country hospital with a varied caseload.Her passion for ensuring that country people have equitable access to high quality services has led to her interest in telepractice and telespeech therapy in particular.Sue works with children with a whole range of communication and swallowing disorders. She takes a person- or family-centred approach to therapy and agrees upon suitable goals with the client or family members before commencing telespeech therapy. Sue aims to teach parents and carers how they can help their family member reach their full communication potential.

Dr Delwyne Stephens

Speech Pathologist / Clinical Services Manager

Dr Delwyne Stephens is a senior speech pathologist with many years experience working clinically and in management roles with interdisciplinary teams. Delwyne is a specialist in Acquired Brain Injury and more recently has worked extensively supporting people with autism. Delwyne is passionate about providing clients with a service that is caring, highly professional and evidence-based. Research is one of Delwyne's great joys, and she has peer reviewed publications in acquired brain injury, autism and allied health-focused journals.Delwyne is a practicing speech pathologist and Therapy Connect's Clinical Services Manager.

Client Services

Wendy Sultana

Client Services Officer

Liz Anagnostou

Client Services Officer

Wendy Sultana

Client Services Officer

Wendy is a Therapy Connect Clinical Service Officer. She assists clients access services at Therapy Connect. Wendy has 8 years experience in Allied Health customer service and administration roles. She is passionate about working in this field, helping and providing excellent and professional customer service to our clients.

Liz Anagnostou

Client Services Officer

For the past 15 years Liz has been employed predominately in community services, case management and pastoral care.  Liz is committed in providing people with the necessary resources through initial contact that is both personable and professional in order to connect individuals with appropriate services that will assist them in achieving both their short and long term goals.

Lead Practitioners

Kirstyn O’Rouke

Speech Pathologist

Carla Jaffe

Occupational Therapist

Kirstyn O’Rouke

Speech Pathologist

Kirstyn graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2000. Her career began immediately after this when she took up a position as a speech-language pathologist working for Specialist Education Services in Dunedin, New Zealand. Kirstyn’s passion for working in new places then took her to Mt Isa in far north west Qld. Here she worked for North West Qld Allied Health Service in both the establishment of this federally-funded service and provision of services to remote communities. It was in this role that Kirstyn developed her passion and ability for working outside of the box and adapting evidence-based practice to suit her clients’ needs and individual situations.Kirstyn then set her sights on some travel around Australia, landing in Perth to work for several years at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. Here she further developed her skills working in the tertiary setting with children with complex needs and feeding and swallowing difficulties. Kirstyn then spent two and a half years working in the United Kingdom for the NHS.Kirstyn is settled on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, two sons, a rather large dog and three chickens. What she likes most about telepractice is that families are placed “in the driver’s seat”. They empowered are to deliver therapy alongside us as clinicians.

Carla Jaffe

Occupational Therapist

Carla is an occupational therapist with over 10 year’s experience working in early childhood intervention, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and home and educational settings. Carla enjoys supporting children, families and educators to maximise children’s participation and enjoyment of daily activities. Carla has a passion for providing therapy for children with development delays, neurodevelopmental differences (autism, ADHD) and mental health concerns (anxiety, self-regulation challenges).Carla ensures that therapy is engaging, collaborative, functional and evidence-based. With a belief that therapy should be built on children and their family’s strengths, Carla utilises frameworks that aim to build capacity including Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (COOP), Learn to Play, Alert Program, Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking.

Practitioners

Carol Ismail

Carol Ismail

Speech Pathologist
Claire Fagan

Claire Fagan

Occupational Therapist
Brooke Myrtle

Brooke Myrtle

Speech Pathologist
Stephanie Harm

Stephanie Harm

Occupational Therapist
Lucinda Bayly

Lucinda Bayly

Speech Pathologist
Leana Nichol

Leana Nichol

Speech Pathologist
Stephanie Mallen

Stephanie Mallen

Speech Pathologist
Joanne Lazarus

Joanne Lazarus

Speech Pathologist
Sima Hall

Sima Hall

Speech Pathologist
Oriane Zarb

Oriane Zarb

Occupational Therapist
Tracy Spencer

Tracy Spencer

Occupational Therapist
Jene Luck

Jene Luck

Occupational Therapist
Kate Soong

Kate Soong

Speech Pathologist
Ruth Seow

Ruth Seow

Occupational Therapist
Sarah Lang

Sarah Lang

Occupational Therapist
Elise Boulton

Elise Boulton

Speech Pathologist
Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton

Speech Pathologist
Diane Leffler

Diane Leffler

Speech Pathologist
Lucy Bray

Lucy Bray

Occupational Therapist
Anna Buffon

Anna Buffon

Occupational Therapist
Bron Conroy

Bron Conroy

Speech Pathologist
Nicole Gacic

Nicole Gacic

Speech Pathologist
Caitlin Sinclair

Caitlin Sinclair

Occupational Therapist
Rachel McCulloch

Rachel McCulloch

Occupational Therapist
Fiona Edmonds

Fiona Edmonds

Speech Pathologist
Emily Easman

Emily Easman

Dietitian
Kylie Mustow

Kylie Mustow

Dietitian / Lactation Consultant
Meg Tasker

Meg Tasker

Speech Pathologist
Meg Jones

Meg Jones

Registered Psychologist
Jane Hepenstall

Jane Hepenstall

Speech Pathologist
Robbie Cameron

Robbie Cameron

Speech Pathologist
Julie Orr

Julie Orr

Occupational Therapist
Adam Garrick

Adam Garrick

Psychologist
Erin Preece

Erin Preece

Psychologist
Sharon Reneaux

Sharon Reneaux

Physiotherapist
Jo Clarke

Jo Clarke

Psychologist

Carol Ismail

Speech Pathologist

Carol is a certified practicing Speech Pathologist with over 12 years clinical experience in the health, disability and education sectors in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked with people across the lifespan from infancy to aged care and across a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, workplaces, day programs, group homes and nursing homes. She has recently worked in a school for students with special needs providing social, speech and language support for students with ASD, ADHD and dyslexia. She also has a keen interest in swallowing disorders and has worked with adults with brain injury to ensure swallowing safety and improvement.Carol is passionate about providing holistic and effective services which focus on her clients’ goals. She believes in providing functional support to improve quality of life and engagement in home and community. Carol is an aspiring guitarist and actor who currently enjoys long distance running, learning French and raising succulents. 

Claire Fagan

Occupational Therapist

Claire is an Occupational Therapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about helping people participate in meaningful daily activities. Claire has worked primarily in child and youth mental health (CYMHS) supporting families who have experienced social, emotional and developmental difficulties. She is friendly, enthusiastic and compassionate and loves using a strength-based approach to help families achieve their goals. Claire has experience delivering collaborative, evidence based therapies working with people with mental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, self-regulation concerns) and neuro-developmental differences (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD). Claire has further training in the Secret Agent Society social skills program, Circle of Security parent education program and Tuning Into Kids emotion coaching program.  She incorporates concepts from the Zones of Regulation, Alert Program and Social Thinking into her sessions. Claire also brings a lived experience of being a mother of two children with special needs/disabilities. When Claire is not working, she loves travelling, outdoor adventures, musical theatre and yoga. 

Brooke Myrtle

Speech Pathologist

Brooke is a certified practicing speech pathologist with more than 15 years experience. Brooke has worked in hospitals, Early Intervention services, private practices, schools and under the NDIS. Brooke enjoys working with children and families to meet their goals and their potential. She enjoys supporting children and their families to grow and learn together using fun, flexible, individualized  and informative therapy. Brooke has training in a number of programs including PECS, LAMP, PROMPT, Hanen ‘It takes two to talk’, DIR floortime, social thinking, Secret Agent Society, as well as professional development training in sensory processing, and paediatric feeding. Brooke is enjoying travelling around Australia with her 3 kids, husband and cat while still being able to provide speech pathology services. Brooke is also a practicing Bowen therapist and enjoys natural health and reading.

Stephanie Harm

Occupational Therapist

Stephanie Harm graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She enjoys working with children and their families in a variety of locales with a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder and complex physical and neurological conditions. She strongly believes in a client-centered approach without neglecting the importance of thorough assessments to determine and provide individualised intervention plans that cover a range of developmental, academic and self-care skills.Stephanie aims to deliver high quality and evidenced based interventions in the areas of gross and fine motor skills, executive functioning, sensory processing, activities of daily living and social skills.Stephanie is a certified provider of the ‘SOS: Basic Approach to Feeding’ and is registered to provide complex home modifications. Through collaborative consultation with her clients, family and all significant others she strives to accomplish the best possible outcomes and goals for her clients.

Lucinda Bayly

Speech Pathologist

Luci has over 10 years clinical experience working with people across the lifespan who are experiencing difficulty with communication and swallowing. This has been gained through working in private practice, community and hospital settings. She is most passionate about working with infants and young children and their families. She strives to form partnerships with clients and values the expertise they have in their own unique situation. She believes that telepractice addresses inequity in access to services, facilitates participation and self management, functional outcomes and generalisation of therapy gains by meeting in the client's own environment. Luci is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and longstanding member of Speech Pathology Australia. She lives in regional South Australia with her young family and in her spare time enjoys exploring all her local region has to offer.

Leana Nichol

Speech Pathologist

Leana graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Speech Pathology Studies in 2011. Since then, she has worked with both children and adults in a variety of settings. She started off with Education Queensland, providing services to primary and high school students. After moving to Adelaide in 2013, she expanded her skill set while working at a private practice with a mixed adult/paediatric caseload. She had had further experience working for SA Health and Country Health SA. She also has experience working as a lecturer and topic coordinator in the university setting, and an interest in research, particularly in technology/telepractice. She believes speech therapy should be person/family-centred, evidence-based, functional, interesting, and fun. Leana originally comes from Canada but has made her home in the beautiful Clare Valley, where she has enjoyed providing services to the local population. She loves living in a regional area and is passionate about increasing access to health services for people all around Australia.

Stephanie Mallen

Speech Pathologist

Dr Stephanie Mallen (B App Sc (Sp Path), PhD, MSPA, CPSP) has a passion for assisting people with speech, language and literacy issues. As a certified practising speech pathologist with over 25 years’ experience, Stephanie is able to provide support to both adults and school-aged children and their families for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and literacy difficulties, including dyslexia. Stephanie completed her PhD in 2010 on the topic of children who have reading and auditory processing difficulties. Stephanie also has a special interest in accent modification for non-native English speakers, increasing their communication confidence in the Australian context. She has travelled to Spain on three occasions (2017-2019) and has been fortunate to teach English there on a volunteer basis. Stephanie describes herself as a ‘progress-junkie’ and finds nothing so satisfying as facilitating successful outcomes for her clients. She lives in Adelaide and is a keen photographer.

Joanne Lazarus

Speech Pathologist

Joanne is a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. She graduated from City University in London, UK in 2006 after completing a post-graduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy and a BA in Linguistics and Phonetics prior to that. Joanne has over 12 years of experience working with children and their families in the UK and Australia and is certified in both countries. She has experience in working for the NHS, not for profits and private practice. She is a passionate Speech Pathologist with experience in assessing and treating children with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties. Her special interest is in autism, social communication difficulties, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and also pre-school stuttering (Parent Child Interaction - Michael Palin Centre). Joanne’s approach to therapy is family centred, involving parents and carers in every aspect of treatment and ensuring that therapy is realistic and can be built into daily routines to enable maximum effectiveness.  

Sima Hall

Speech Pathologist

Sima Hall is a qualified Speech Pathologist with experience working with children and adults to help them develop confidence in their communication and build their linguistic skills.She obtained her qualification from La Trobe University and then went on to work in Melbourne in the rehabilitation setting with adults, and in a paediatric clinic with children.In 2006 Sima relocated to Dubai, where she worked for 13 years in general medical clinics and then in the paediatric setting with children and teens. During that time she also had the opportunity to provide services in the British and the American education systems, working with children and their families from around the world.Sima is a mother to two young boys, and loves spending time with her family, and in her spare time enjoys sewing, crochet and bike riding.   

Oriane Zarb

Occupational Therapist

Oriane has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2015. Over this time she has worked in early intervention, private practice, schools, telepractice and under the NDIS. She has a strong passion for child development, communication, connection and creativity. Oriane believes in empowering children and their families to develop the tools to support their own unique needs. She believes that this process can be made fun through flexible, playful and creative therapy sessions. This method of thinking is supported through her extensive training inprograms dedicated towards child development, sensory processing, play, DIR floor time and trauma. Outside of work Oriane can be found travelling, bushwalking, camping, singing, doing yoga and reading.

Tracy Spencer

Occupational Therapist

Tracy is an occupational therapist who strives to make her services meaningful, effective and fun at all times. She has more than 10 years’ experience working in a wide range of paediatric OT roles. Tracy has experience working with children in all types of schools (mainstream and various forms of special education), at home and in early childhood settings. She has supported children to achieve their goals in play, at school, at home and in the community. Tracy is strongly guided by the input from the client and their family to ensure that she supports the client in the most meaningful and effective way. Tracy has a strong interest in the areas of attachment, emotional regulation and sensory regulation. She believes that sensory and emotional regulation provide a child with an essential stable base in order to participate fully in play, learning and at home. Tracy believes her creativity and problem-solving skills emerged as a result of growing up on a farm in Western Australia. She enjoys using her problem-solving skills to come up with new and innovative ways to assist her clients to achieve their goals. 

Jene Luck

Occupational Therapist

Jene Luck received her bachelor’s in occupational therapy at the University of Witwaterstrand, in South Africa. She has 20 years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist, having specialised in the field of Paediatrics. She has worked in South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia.  Jene has done further advanced training in Sensory -integration Therapy and Bobath Neurodevelopmental Techniques (NDT). She has been trained in Therapeutic Listening, School Amps, ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Assessment) and the SIPT (standardised test for diagnosing Developmental Co-ordination Disorders). Jene has experience in assessing and prescribing specialised equipment (including vehicle modifications). She also has experience in assessing and providing switches to improve independent play, communication and all participation in all activities of daily living (including mobility). Jene has a special interest is treating children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy but has a vast experience in all ages across the lifespan, with different diagnoses. 

Kate Soong

Speech Pathologist

Kate has been working as a speech pathologist since 2010. After a couple of years working in a private practice in Perth, she decided to give the country life a go and ended up working in Geraldton, WA for 7 years in the public sector. She spent a year travelling around the world and still came back to work passionate about her job! She has a wide range of experience providing therapy to children of all different ages and abilities and enjoys working in partnership with families to help them achieve their goals. Her considerable experience in the country setting has made her passionate about ensuring that families who live in rural areas have access to quality therapy services. Kate loves making therapy fun for the whole family and, as a mum herself, also understands the importance of incorporating therapy into the family’s daily life. Kate is trained in PROMPT, Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’, Lidcombe therapy for stuttering and PODD. Now based back in Perth closer to family, when Kate is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband (also a speech pathologist!) and young daughter. 

Ruth Seow

Occupational Therapist

Ruth is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with children and their families. She strongly believes in working with each individual’s strengths and enjoys getting to know her clients and their families to better understand their world. Ruth has experience working with children and adolescents with a diverse range of neuro-developmental and physical differences including individuals with cerebral palsy, ASD and sensory processing difficulties. She believes in the power of a therapeutic partnership with a family/support network and is passionate about creatively incorporating therapy into play and daily routines. Ruth has recently taken a special interest in the development of skills in the areas of social emotional learning and self-regulation and incorporates concepts from the Alert Program, Zones of Regulation and the Social Thinking curriculum into her sessions. 

Sarah Lang

Occupational Therapist

Sarah obtained her Occupational Therapy degree in 2004 in Scotland, with her honours research project being in the area of paediatric palliative care. Sarah has a wide range of experience, including community OT (which included equipment provision, minor and major modifications), palliative care, stroke rehabilitation and also paediatrics. Sarah loves to work with children and has 2 young children of her own. Her special areas of interest include autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing, emotional regulation and managing anxiety. She has experience in utilising the Alert Program, Social Thinking curriculum and creating sensory diets.Sarah is passionate about supporting families to build their confidence in understanding their child and uses a collaborative approach, working closely with parents/caregivers to ensure that the recommendations and strategies are tailored specifically to her clients needs and ensuring they can be transferred out of therapy and into daily life. Sarah is also a qualified children's yoga instructor and uses' creative ways to engage her clients and ensures the sessions are fun and meaningful. Sarah moved to Australia around 10 years ago and her family currently live on a remote island in the Torres Strait. 

Elise Boulton

Speech Pathologist

Elise is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, longstanding member of Speech Pathology Australia and undertook further studies in education. The past 16 years has seen Elise work in regional and rural preschools primary and secondary school settings in both the form as a Speech Pathologist and Learning Support Teacher. Having a young daughter herself, Elise is all the more dedicated to provide clients and their busy families with evidence-based, individualised intervention that best facilitates participation in everyday life. Elise’s passion is to provide therapy that is focused on the clients’ strengths, motivations and interests. The holistic wellbeing of rural and regional children, young adults and their family underpin all aspects of Elise’s approach. She believes telepractice allows client’s to have greater access to high quality allied health and educational services. Elise enjoys building strong therapeutic relationships with parents and schools and has gained extensive experience in implementing individual, group and parent-focused therapy programs, as well as delivering training to schools. She has a special interest in working with culturally and linguistically diverse children, adolescents and adults. Over the past 10 years Elise has worked very closely with Bhutanese and Congolese refugee students, their families and children who are learning English as a Second Language or Dialect (EAL/D). 

Jessica Eaton

Speech Pathologist

Jessica is a certified practicing Speech Pathologist with over 5 years experience working with people with communication and swallowing difficulties. Jessica has worked in community disability, NDIS, early intervention, private practice and child development services. Jessica enjoys working with clients and their families and supporting them to reach their goals. She uses a holistic approach which is fun, motivating, evidence based and functional to ensure clients enjoy their sessions whilst also achieving their goals. Jessica's family are originally from a small country town in Western Australia, and understands the importance of providing health services and therapy supports to rural and remote locations. She has a strong interest in working with people with communication difficulties, in particular motor speech disorders. Jessica is PROMPT trained.   

Diane Leffler

Speech Pathologist

Diane has over 20 years experience working with school-aged children and young adults with various communication needs, including speech sound errors, receptive and expressive language difficulties and disorders, social language/pragmatic language disorders, and stuttering. She is a fun-loving educator who believes that all children should have access to high quality educational supports and should not be limited by rural locations or the lack of Speech Language Pathologists in their area.Diane is Hanen certified in "It Takes Two to Talk" and enjoys working closely with young children and their families. She also has extensive training in Social Thinking and is passionate about teaching children and adolescents with social language difficulties, how to navigate the social world. Diane is dedicated to helping children and adults communicate effectively, so that they can share their thoughts and ideas clearly and make meaningful connections with their family and friends.Diane is from Canada and currently lives in Western Australia. She has also lived and worked as a Speech and Language pathologist in the USA as well as Indonesia. Diane spends her free time doing Pilates, yoga, learning to sail and traveling as much as possible.

Lucy Bray

Occupational Therapist

Lucy is a registered occupational therapist with seven years’ experience, working in early intervention, private practice and specialist school settings, in both Australia and Hong Kong. She has worked extensively with children with a range of disabilities, diagnoses and developmental delays in the clinic, home, community and education settings. These experiences have offered Lucy the opportunity to work closely with families, caregivers, educators and other allied health professionals, working collaboratively as a team, in focusing on what is important to each individual child and their family. Lucy believes that parent/carer involvement is an essential part of therapy in order for children to achieve their full potential.Lucy is an enthusiastic occupational therapist with a passion for working with children and their families. She enjoys providing fun, engaging and motivating therapy sessions, incorporating the child’s interests, strengths and unique and individual characteristics, to enable skill development and opportunities to achieve their goals to become as independent as possible in meaningful daily activities.Lucy believes that every child should have the opportunity to engage in quality therapy services and believes that telepractice allows for this.

Anna Buffon

Occupational Therapist

Anna is a registered occupational therapist with seven years’ experience working in a range of public, private and not-for-profit settings in Melbourne and regional Victoria/NSW. She has worked in various areas of paediatrics including early Intervention, school, kinder and home-based services. Anna has experience providing support to children with diverse backgrounds and challenges including; developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, vision impairment, intellectual disability, social skills and feeding issues.Anna is passionate about improving developmental outcomes for children using a strengths-based approach. She believes that telepractice is a positive method for supporting children and family to develop everyday routines in the natural environment.Anna aims to empower families by working collaboratively with them to achieve family-centred goals.

Bron Conroy

Speech Pathologist

Bron has 11 years experience working across the private and public sectors with a focus on early intervention and delivering therapy in schools. Bron loves being a speech pathologist, it is the perfect synergy of her playfulness, analytical mind and caring nature. Bron adores the no-filter honesty, complexity, quirkiness, and fun of working with children, as well as getting to know them and their families.Bron has training in a number of programs e.g. Hanen "It Takes Two to Talk", PROMPT, PECS, and has worked with children with a range of diagnoses. She enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect treatment to help children overcome their difficulties with communication.Bron loves plants, animals and fresh air! When she is not at work, she enjoys riding her horse, running and hiking.

Nicole Gacic

Speech Pathologist

Nicole is a certified practising speech pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia, with more than 16 years experience working with both paediatric and adult clients, in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, schools, preschools and via videoconference.Nicole is a firm believer in child- and family-centred practice and incorporates this into her assessment and therapy. Nicole has worked with a range of children with speech and language delays, literacy difficulties, stuttering, as well as, hearing impairment. Nicole is a certified provider of "It Takes Two To Talk," the Hanen Program for Parents.Nicole is passionate about helping others achieve their communication goals and particularly enjoys coaching parents so that they can be empowered to help build their child’s communication skills.

Caitlin Sinclair

Occupational Therapist

Caitlin is an occupational therapist and is passionate about supporting each child she works with to reach their potential and empowering their parents to have the knowledge and skills to support their own child’s development and to nurture their unique relationship.Caitlin has practiced occupational therapy supporting children with developmental needs, in their homes, schools, clinic settings, and by telepractice. Caitlin has been to India and Vanuatu utilising her occupational therapy skills to support the children in these communities and strongly believes that where you live should not dictate your ability to access a quality health service.Caitlin has a particular interest in working with children with neurodevelopmental differences, including autism, and applies a relationship-based model to her therapy. Caitlin has undertaken numerous workshops and trainings, including certification in DIR/Floortime and is a facilitator of the Circle of Security parent education program.Caitlin knows how unique and special each and every child is, and loves to get to know all of her families and children and how best to use their individual strengths to support their development and achieve their goals

Rachel McCulloch

Occupational Therapist

Rachel studied occupational therapy at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and she’s never stopped learning since! She loves working with kids and is passionate about empowering families, helping them understand and support their children so they live happy and meaningful lives. Rachel works with young children and teenagers, helping each one to understand their own unique wiring, their differences, and then supporting them to grow into their strengths.Rachel has special interests in emotional regulation, anxiety management, and sensory processing. She is studying a 4 year course in Initiatic Art Therapy, and incorporates this into her practice. Encouraging creativity through art and craft, Rachel works to help children express themselves, understand themselves, and grow in confidence.Rachel has further training and experience in DIR Floortime therapy, the Social Thinking Curriculum, SOS Feeding therapy, creating Sensory Diets for the home and developing Pretend Play skills in children.On the weekend Rachel enjoys getting out and about with her husband Jordan (who is also an OT!), camping, playing guitar, doing arts and crafts, or yoga.

Fiona Edmonds

Speech Pathologist

Fiona is a speech pathologist who started as a preschool/primary/adult education teacher. She believes if you’re not having fun, you’re not learning! After 20 years in education, she retrained as a speech pathologist. Fiona is certified in HANEN ‘More Than Words’ and has completed the evidence-based literacy intervention program Sounds~Write. She has worked with young children and their families in early intervention and is interested in empowering parents to develop their children's communication skills and independence. Fiona has also worked with school aged children, adolescents and even young adults to help them develop their speech sounds and their receptive and expressive language skills. Her overall intention is to develop their social language skills and literacy skills including spelling, writing and comprehension (using the StoryChamps program to help reluctant writers – google it! It’s good!). Most importantly, she believes in creating a supportive and really, really good fun learning environment for all ages!Fiona is married with two adult daughters and lives on the NSW Central Coast.She loves ocean swimming, reading, walking, cooking, watching movies and all things crafty!

Emily Easman

Dietitian

Emily is an accredited practising Dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working with children and adults across a range of settings. Emily has specialised in paediatrics, and has extensive experience providing nutrition support to children of all ages. She has worked in a tertiary children’s hospital and provided care to children with a range of medical conditions and feeding difficulties including autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, food allergy, neurological and genetic disorders and other complex feeding issues. Emily is an SOS-trained feeding therapist and has also undertaken additional training in the Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility Approach to Feeding. Emily is skilled at helping families to implement evidence-informed, individualised strategies to help improve the nutritional outcomes for their child.  As a mother of two, Emily is familiar with both the joy and challenges that come with feeding a family. She has a practical, fuss-free approach and is passionate about empowering families to bring the fun back into family mealtimes.

Kylie Mustow

Dietitian / Lactation Consultant

Kylie is an accredited practising dietitian with over twelve years’ experience working with both adults and children across a variety of settings. For the past seven years, Kylie has specialised in paediatrics, after undertaking additional training at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.Kylie has experience providing nutrition support to children of all ages, including young infants. She has worked with children with a range of medical conditions and feeding difficulties including; Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, neurological and genetic disorders, extreme prematurity, oral aversions and other complex feeding issues, including tube dependency and weaning.Kylie is an SOS-trained feeding therapist, having completed both the basic and advanced training courses. She has also undertaken additional training in the Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility Approach to Feeding, Food Allergy and Intolerances and has a Diploma of Breastfeeding Management.Kylie is passionate about infant feeding and has recently become qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). This unique dual qualification, positions Kylie as an expert in infant feeding and nutrition.As a mother of three, Kylie is familiar with the challenges of feeding a growing family and the stresses that can bring. She is passionate about children’s nutrition, reducing mealtime stress for families and making eating a positive experience.

Meg Tasker

Speech Pathologist

Meg Jones

Registered Psychologist

Meg has over 32 years experience working as an educator and educational psychologist with children, adolescents, adults and their families in primary and secondary schools, inpatient hospital settings and in private practice. She has completed her Educational Psychologist degree (EdS) in School Psychology, Masters degree (MA) in Educational Psychology, and a Bachelor of Education degree (BS) in teaching.Meg has specialist training in mindfulness practices and implementation, as well as the assessment and counselling of children and adolescents coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, self harm and suicidal ideation. She has extensive experience with psycho-educational assessment and working with individuals living with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She also enjoys working with parents to increase their parenting confidence and helping to improve their connection with their children.

Jane Hepenstall

Speech Pathologist

Jane feels privileged to be a part of enhancing the communication and/or swallowing abilities of any individual.  Her clinical approach draws on 38 years of clinical experience and evidence-based practice combined with a strong functional focus. Jane is a certified practicing speech pathologist whose area of expertise is the assessment and management of acquired cognitive-communication impairments. However, Jane has worked with a broad range of clients in terms of age and diagnosis and provided speech pathology services in acute, rehabilitation, aged care, school, and community settings, including 10 years as a senior speech pathologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and 16 years as a community-based speech pathologist in private practice.

Robbie Cameron

Speech Pathologist

Robbie Cameron graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in 2008 and is a practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia. Since graduating, Robbie has worked with children, teens, and adults in schools, homes, and clinics.

Robbie’s extensive range of experience includes articulation, phonological awareness, language skills, fluency, social skills, functional skills, auditory processing and working memory. Additionally, she has worked with adult voice and accent modification.

Robbie came to speech pathology later in life, studying when she was already a parent, so she understands that families have incredibly busy schedules, and helps families to support learning in ways that best suit their lives, whether the therapy is for a child or an adult in their family.

Robbie believes that when working with children, therapy needs to be fun and engaging, so brings her range of experiences – as a therapist, a parent, and a creative – into the therapy space. She works to make sure everyone she sees leaves their session looking forward to the next one!

When working with adults, Robbie knows that it is important that there is a strong partnership throughout the therapy journey, working towards the goals that her clients are aiming to achieve.

Julie Orr

Occupational Therapist

Julie Orr is an experienced occupational therapist who has worked with children and adults over the last 25 years in Scotland, USA and Australia.  She has a passion of working with children and adults who have neurological disorders, vision impairment, developmental delay, intellectual disability and ASD.  She is committed to providing therapy interventions that are person- and family-centred and evidence-based. This ensures that each person maximises their full potential, through setting goals driven by them and their families, and has access to all the appropriate services available within their area.

Adam Garrick

Psychologist

Adam is an engaging and accomplished psychologist with over 8 years’ experience in both the public and private sector. He has provided effective therapeutic support to a range of diverse clients including children, adolescents, adults and couples. He has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) degree and Master of Clinical Psychology degree. Adam brings warmth and compassion to his work and enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families. He is committed to helping his clients build confidence and develop effective strategies to address their concerns and overcome barriers. Adam provides a nonjudgmental environment where clients feel safe and encouraged as they engage in the counselling process. Each session with Adam is tailored to meet the clients’ personal therapeutic needs. He incorporates many models of counselling into his practice and in particular has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Erin Preece

Psychologist

Erin is a registered Psychologist with experience working in a range of public and private settings including as a school psychologist and in early intervention. She is experienced at psychological assessment, diagnosis and intervention for a range of developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays or intellectual disability, attention deficit disorder and the many mental health concerns that can co-occur with these conditions. Erin is invested in supporting all children and adolescents to participate in society through access to education and community. She also has experience coaching parents to understand and grow their skills parenting children with additional needs.

Sharon Reneaux

Physiotherapist

Sharon is a registered physiotherapist and has over 15 years experience working in private practice, aged care, occupational health and child services. Sharon is passionate about promoting independence for people of all ages and assisting those most in need.Sharon has spent time in Katherine, Darwin, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek working within Indigenous communities, treating a range of disabilities, co-morbidities and intellectual delays. These experiences have helped her gain deep understanding, knowledge and experience of rural communities. She has confidence that telepractice is a beneficial method for supporting patient care and continuity of services.Sharon’s passion is empowering people living with disability to achieve their best physical potential and she is committed to working collaboratively with families, allied health services, educators and caregivers to provide the best patient care in order to achieve their best outcomes.Sharon thrives on her innovative style, positive approach and extensive background working across a variety of age groups and settings. She believes treatment should utilise participants’ strengths, building on the ‘can do’ and working towards achieving individual goals.

Jo Clarke

Psychologist

Jo has been a Psychologist for eighteen years and during this time has provided therapy to adults, couples, children and teenagers. Jo is passionate about helping people through major life transitions, adjusting to change and moving forwards. Jo is open and non-judgemental and aims to help clients navigate difficult life experiences. Jo has worked in a range of contexts including; private mental health hospitals, private practice and within the family courts. Jo’s experience encompasses a diverse range of clients, situations and mental health difficulties. Jo draws from evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to enable clients to tap into abilities and strengths, build optimism and positive emotions.

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WEBINAR REPLAY

Making simple low cost sensory tools for home and school to support your child’s sensory needs.

Margie Berrigan, one of our Therapy Connect Occupational Therapists recently presented a webinar on “Making simple low cost sensory tools for home and school to support your child’s sensory needs”.

Sensory tools can assist a child to regulate the big feelings they have in their bodies, helping them to focus longer, connect with others and be in a just right state for learning. The webinar will reference up to date evidence on the benefits of sensory based strategies and outline a range of alternative low cost sensory tool solutions. The importance of working with an OT is discussed.

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