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.

Phone

0438816747

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.

Phone

0427465820

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

Practitioners

Brooke Myrtle

Brooke Myrtle

Speech Pathologist
Stephanie Harm

Stephanie Harm

Occupational Therapist
Lucinda Bayly

Lucinda Bayly

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
Kirstyn O’Rouke

Kirstyn O’Rouke

Speech Pathologist
Caitlin Williams

Caitlin Williams

Occupational Therapist
Rachel McCulloch

Rachel McCulloch

Occupational Therapist
Kylie Mustow

Kylie Mustow

Dietitian / Lactation Consultant
Carla Jaffe

Carla Jaffe

Occupational Therapist
Meg Tasker

Meg Tasker

Speech Pathologist
Meg Jones

Meg Jones

Registered Psychologist
Jane Hepenstall

Jane Hepenstall

Speech Pathologist
Robbie Cameron

Robbie Cameron

Speech Pathologist
Tracy Rhodes

Tracy Rhodes

Occupational Therapist
Julie Orr

Julie Orr

Occupational Therapist
Adam Garrick

Adam Garrick

Psychologist
Sharon Reneaux

Sharon Reneaux

Physiotherapist

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.

Phone

0408 106 865

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 assessmentsto 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.

Phone

0422 346 132

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 theclient'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.

Phone

0490 016 840

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.

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.

Caitlin Williams

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tracy Rhodes

Occupational Therapist

Tracy is a dedicated occupational therapist with 16 years of experience working both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Whilst Tracy specialises in and is particularly passionate about peadiatric occupational therapy, she has extensive experience working with people of all ages. She has worked in educational settings, hospitals, community based not-for-profit and government organisations, and is driven every day by having a positive impact on the lives of her clients.Tracy employs a consultative approach and seeks to understand her clients in a holistic way. This allows her to clearly identify needs and formulate tailored treatment plans based on her clients’ specific abilities and needs. Her focus is on maximising the effectiveness of therapy by working collaboratively with her clients and their families to identifying achievable goals and develop individualised occupational therapy programs.She has a Master in Special Education and has completed specialised training in Sensory Integration, Theraplay, Play and Autism, Family Systems Therapy and Bruce Perry’s Neuro-sequential Model of Therapeutics.  Tracy is also a mum to two beautiful children and two dogs.

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.

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.

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