As a child, my uncle nicknamed me “Red Hen” not only because I had red hair, but because I was always busy helping other people. My red hair may have faded, but I have not lost my passion for helping others. I have 25 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults with both developmental and acquired communication and swallowing challenges. I have worked in a variety of settings and organisations over the years including the Dept of Health, Disability Services Commission, Nulsen Group and Therapy Focus. I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and Honours in Audiology in 1998. In 2016, I obtained my Masters of Disability Studies from Flinders University.
In 2020 I hatched an idea - to do what I do best in the way I want to do it – to provide an independent, family/person-centred speech pathology service for clients of all ages. Red Hen Speech Pathology was born!
If you are interested to know more about my skills, experience or what I can offer, get in touch and let's get cracking!
I have extensive experience and a special interest in working with people of all ages living with a disability, autism spectrum disorder or complex support needs. I am skilled in the use of AAC and work closely with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners when appropriate. If you want som
I have extensive experience and a special interest in working with people of all ages living with a disability, autism spectrum disorder or complex support needs. I am skilled in the use of AAC and work closely with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners when appropriate. If you want someone who is willing to scratch below the surface to truly understand you and your individual strengths and needs, then you have found the right place.
I am certified in the Hanen Programs: It Takes Two To Talk, More Than Words, Learning Language and Loving It, and TalkAbility
I have completed Sounds Write Training.
I have undertaken a lot of training in AAC over the years. Some of these courses include: PECS, PODD, Switch Access Measure,Teaching Movements for Communication, Talking Mats, and Key Word Sign Presenter training.
I have completed training in Social Thinking, TalkAbility and DIR/Floortime.
I maintain my commitment to contemporary practice by regularly attending professional workshops in relation to dementia, apraxia, aphasia, functional neurological disorder and acquired brain injury.
I am trained in the use of PROMPT and Auditory-Verbal Therapy.
Due to very high demand, Red Hen Speech Pathology is currently fully booked. You can request to be added to the waitlist, and I am happy to discuss your concerns, however it is not possible at this time to give a clear timeframe regarding appointment availability. Please refer to the RHSP prioritisation policy.