Nepean Speech and Occupational Therapy (NSPOT) had humble beginnings as a small private Speech Pathology practice in 1986. It was the first paediatric Speech Pathology business to be established in Penrith, and to this day, continues to thrive as a result of the respect that it has earned amongst the community of schools, Preschools, specialists and medical practitioners in the greater Penrith area.
Diana Wolf, the current Director of NSPOT, came into the practice in 1995 as a co-owner of the business. The business then traded under the name of Medcalf & Wolf Speech Pathology.
In the year 2000, Diana commenced a journey of establishing school-based speech therapy services in the greater Penrith area. Today NSPOT currently provides school-based speech therapy services to almost 20 schools in the greater Penrith area. Providing therapy in a child’s school allows not only direct contact with teachers but also a chance to see the underlying issues facing a child in the classroom.
A rebranding of the business name to Nepean Speech and Language Services (NSLS) occurred in January 2011. This coincided with a move to its’ next location in the Broadwalk Arcade, on High Street, Penrith.
In 2011, in recognition of her interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Diana was invited to be a Board member of Penrith’s local autism charity, The Luke Priddis Foundation (LPF). She served as a board member for 5 years. Being on the Board motivated Diana and her team to develop a niche in providing specialised support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Diana provided guidance to assist LPF establish groups to support children with autism. She also assisted with fundraising opportunities to support LPF in continuing its work throughout the community.
In July 2016 Diana was thrilled when offered the opportunity to become sole owner / Director of NSLS. In late 2017, Diana was inspired to diversify the services that NSLS offered to include Occupational Therapy. Adding Occupational Therapy as an additional service would enable NSLS to become a holistic multidisciplinary practice, giving children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to access both speech and occupational therapy services under the same roof, and access to individual and joint speech and occupational therapy sessions.
With the addition of Occupational Therapy services came a rebranding of the business name to Nepean Speech and Occupational Therapy (NSPOT). Occupational Therapy services commenced in January 2018 and were embraced by NSPOT’s clients and the local community.
Further growth within NSPOT through the first quarter of 2018 necessitated the need for relocation to larger premises, currently located at 9 Tindale Street, Penrith. This exciting move occurred in June 2018.
Diana brings to NSPOT over 28 years of clinical experience, across a wide range of disorders. She is inspired by her dedicated team who are driven by their passion to deliver client and family centred care so that they can help their clients reach their goals.
Diana chooses her team members very carefully, as it is important that the reputation of NSPOT as being one of Western Sydney’s premium Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy practices is upheld, and so that a fun, collaborative and innovative workplace can continue to exist.
Our team members are enthusiastic and passionate in their desire to help improve the lives of children, by helping them achieve the fundamental right of communication and the ability to engage and participate in everyday activities and events.
All team members of NSPOT are practising members of Speech Pathology Australia and Occupational Therapy Australia and have obtained Certified Practising status. They pride themselves on attending regular internal and external professional development to ensure that their therapy practices are up-to-date and evidence-based.