Paediatric Speech Pathology
With more than a decade of experience as a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, Amy is here to help your child find their voice. Graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2009, she brings practical expertise to the table, focusing on working with children facing challenges like hearing loss, Autism, late speech development, stuttering, and language disorders.
Amy’s dedication extends to continuous learning, having gained certifications in programs like MULTILIT and Sounds Write for Literacy, Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk for late talkers and PEERS for teens with social challenges. She’s also well-versed in assisting children with Autism and AAC needs, utilizing methods such as LAMP Words for Life, Intensive Interaction, and DIR Floortime.
As a mother of two boys herself, Amy understands the realities of parenting and the importance of effective communication in a child’s development. Her personal experience with her son’s conductive hearing loss has driven her to excel in this area, collaborating closely with renowned Ear Nose and Throat surgeons from Hunter ENT to provide the best possible care.
Amy’s dedication extends to community engagement. She’s a sought-after speaker for various programs and workshops, including those by Lake Macquarie Council and the Breast-Feeding Association. Amy has presented nationally and internationally on various projects she has led. Amy has created The Ripple Project Australia which is a training platform for Early Childhood Educators to help them better support children with speech and language disorders.
Amy’s approach is both effective and enjoyable. Grounded in the latest research, she ensures that each child receives exceptional care. Her focus on working with families stems from a belief in the powerful impact of strong communication foundations within a supportive environment. Her approach blends creativity, warmth, and evidence-based methods, emphasizing collaborative efforts for optimal outcomes.