What inspired you to become a Speechie?
I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. I believe everyone deserves the right to communicate and interact with others, and I love that I can help children to do so.
Who do you like to work with?
Children with a range of communication difficulties including speech, language, fluency (stuttering), literacy, and social skills. Children with Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Delay, and Cleft Lip/Palate.
Travelling (favourite trip so far: Africa!!) and playing with my two energetic dogs (a Border Collie and a Kelpie – they never stop!)
Favourite speech games
Pop-Up Pirate is always great fun – you never know when he will pop! Bubbles and play-doh are also great, but they can make a big mess
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours Class 1
- Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
- The Hanen Centre “It Takes Two to Talk”
- The Hanen Centre “More Than Words”
- The Hanen Centre “TalkAbility
- Key Word Sign
- Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
- Fussy Feeding Workshop
Presentations and Publications:
- July 2012 – the Society for Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR) conference, Montreal, Canada
- December 2012 – the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) conference, Sydney, Australia
- Publication – Nash R. and Arciuli J. (2014), Prosodic awareness is related to reading ability in children with autism spectrum disorders, Journal of Research in Reading. doi: 1111/1467-9817.12033