I first joined the NEMLDC team in 2006. By working closely with both the NEMLDC Speech Pathology and Administration teams, I coordinate the delivery of the speech pathology service across the school. I am passionate about working in partnership with educators to give students with Developmental Language Disorder the best possible opportunity to develop the foundation skills for language, literacy and communication. I have special interests in early language and literacy development.
I have been working as a speech pathologist at the NEMLDC since 2012, and previously worked in the disability sector within an early intervention team. My passion is working alongside the key people in a child’s life, whether that’s their parents or teacher, and empowering them with the knowledge and skills to improve a child’s communication. I currently work with all of our Pre-primary classes and a Kindergarten class, and find it very exciting to see the progress these children make with their oral language skills. I also supervise final year speech pathology students who are on placement at the NEMLDC and enjoy helping them learn more about Developmental Language Disorder and how speech pathologists can work in schools.
I joined the Speech Pathology Team at NEMLDC in 2015 after having my final year clinical placement as a university student at the school. I am passionate about working with children, teachers and their families to make the most of their time at the LDC, and improve communication and develop happy and successful learners. I currently work with all Year 2 teachers and students where I get the privilege of seeing our children flourish with their speaking, reading and writing skills before re-entering mainstream. I have a special interest in understanding and improving speech sound difficulties and grammar difficulties in children with Developmental Language Disorder. I am also currently completing my PhD in the area of grammar therapy.
I have worked at the NEMLDC since graduating in 2014. In the past I have worked on both the speech pathology and outreach teams. I aim to support educators at the NEMLDC to delivery high quality intervention and teaching to improve your child/ren’s functional communication. I am passionate about Developmental Language Disorder, and have a special interest in service equity and access. I currently work on the speech pathology team with the year 1 classrooms at West Morley and North Balga. I supervise final year speech pathology university students when they are on placement with us. I am also completing my PhD part-time in speech pathology service access.