What inspired you to be a speechie?
I love being around children, so I have always known that I wanted to work with them; and I have always been passionate about working in a role that involved helping people. It is easy to forget how important communication is until we see it taken away from somebody. So being able to help individuals build on their communication skills every day is truly so rewarding. Speech pathology ticks all of the boxes for me, and I am lucky to be on a career path that makes me feel like I am doing something worthwhile every day.
Who do you like to work with?
I enjoy working with children and adolescents who have a range of communication difficulties including speech, language, fluency (stuttering), literacy and social skills; as well as children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay and Intellectual Delay.
I enjoy travelling and exploring new and different places, exercising; because physical exercise is also exercise for the state of mind, and spending time with all of my beautiful family and friends. I also don’t mind a day out on the boat fishing with my dad!
Favourite speech games:
A few of my favourites include Tumblin’ Monkeys, Pop up Pirate and Mr Potato Head. Not only are they fun, but they are great to use for a variety of different speech and language goals!
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology); The University of Sydney
- Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, MSPAA