What inspired you to become a speechie?
I have always wanted to work with kids and love the idea of helping them learn through play. In the school holidays I would go to work with my Speechie friend and help her make resources and watch her interact in therapy sessions. I fell in love with it and decided that this is what I wanted to do.
Who do you like to work with?
My area of interest lies in working with children with complex communication needs (both verbal and non-verbal). I have a passion for children who are emerging the early language skills and working with alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). AAC allows people who cannot use their voice box functionally, the ability to communicate and build relationships with the world outside of their own minds.
I like spending quality time with my friends and family having day long BBQ’s and sharing roast dinner’s. I also enjoy cooking, long walks on the beach and sunsets.
Favourite speech game?
My favourite game to play with kids is Shark Bite. I find it truly terrifying but it’s exciting for everybody to watch a huge shark mouth bite your therapist.
- Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours); University of Newcastle
- Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist