Sharon Gill

Director and Speech Pathologist

Sharon is an experienced and committed speech-language pathologist who is passionate about all areas of communication and in ensuring her team provides a quality evidence based service to all clientele. She has extensive experience in early intervention, in both primary and secondary schools and has worked for over 20 years across a variety of sectors Read More …

Bronwyn Parry-Fielder

Speech Pathologist

Bronwyn Parry-Fielder ( B.App Sci (Speech Path), M Ed St) has worked mainly at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, where she was manager of the Speech Pathology Department for 22 years. Her particular clinical and research interests have been in the areas of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and the relationship between speech language disorders and Read More …

Julie Liptak

Speech Pathologist

Julie Liptak is a Speech Pathologist with over 20 years experience in working with children and their families. Julie is passionate about play based learning for young children and the overlap between language, interaction and education. Julie is Hanen trained has worked as an educational consultant and now works with a range of children from Read More …

Jayne Dixon

Speech Pathologist

Jayne Dixon graduated from the University of Manchester, UK in 2000 and has since practiced in the UK and New Zealand before settling in Melbourne in 2009. Jayne initially worked in early intervention and community health settings before moving into private practice and school based work. Jayne has specialist experience as part of a multidisciplinary Read More …

Rachel Pinczower

Speech Pathologist

Rachel has over 12 years of experience, largely through her work at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). She has developed extensive experience in the assessment and management of paediatric feeding, swallowing, voice and early communication difficulties. Rachel has worked with infants and children with a wide range of neurodevelopmental and complex medical problems. Medical problems Read More …

Kimberley Archer

Complete Communication

Speech Pathologist

Kimberley has ten years experience as a paediatric speech pathologist. She has worked in private practice with a wide variety of children. She enjoys forming a good rapport with her students and families. Kimberley has extensive experience in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyspraxia, receptive/expressive language delay, developmental delay, phonological awarness, motor speech, hearing Read More …

Kate Woods

Connecting OT

Occupational Therapist

Kate has a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy/Applied Science. Kate is a director of Connecting-OT which specialises in working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Kate has a passion for consulting in schools, kinders and homes to support families with sensory processing, motor development, functional and development challenges. She can be contacted:

Suzanne Wakefield

Advantage Kids

Speech Pathologist

Suzanne has experience working with children and their families for over 20 years in a variety of settings. She is interested in assisting children with sensory processing disorders (SPD) and has extensive experience in the area. She is also a trainer for SPD in Australia. Qualifications include: M. App.Sc (OT); B. App Sc (OT). Training Read More …

Melanie Scott

Speech Pathologist

Melanie is a Speech Pathologist with 18 years of experience in working with children with a range of communication disorders and their families. She has worked across a range of settings including hospital based, early intervention, educational settings, out-reach and community health. Melanie offers assessments and intervention to children with speech and language delays, developmental Read More …

Heidi Rees

Speech Pathologist

Heidi is a Speech Pathologist with 16 plus years experience in working with children with a variety of communication difficulties including language disorders, articulation, literacy, dyspraxia, phonological disorders, learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s and fluency. She has worked in community health settings, an intensive ‘live in’ therapy setting, been a flying Speech Pathologist Read More …

Sergio Giurina


I am a psychologist who has been in private practice for the past 15 years with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. I utilise a range of therapeutic modalities that include: Cognitive Therapies (such as CBT, REBT, ACT,) Family Therapy (Systemic / Structural) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Positive Parenting Program Read More …

Lisa Scott

Occupational Therapist

Lisa has extensive experience – 23 years work with children at the Alfred Hospital, Victoria, various community health settings, Alfred CAMHS autism assessment team, Autism early intervention program in Los Angeles, and now private practice in Melbourne.

Ann Laufer

The Beaumont Centre


Ann Laufer BA., Post Grad. Dip. Psych. (Hons), Post .Grad. Dip. Mental Health Science (Child, Adolescent & Family Therapies), Dip Clinical Medical Hypnosis, Cert..Child & Adolescent. CBT, Cert Conflict Resolution. Ann is a FaHCSIA registered psychologist who specializes in assessing children and adults for Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ASD therapy for the individual as well as Read More …

Bridget Knol

Speech Pathologist

Bridget is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with 14 years experience working with a range of children from toddlers to preschool and primary school children and their families. Bridget has a special interest in the treatment of children with speech and language delays, developmental delays, oral motor speech delays, late talkers, Apraxia of Speech (also Read More …

Karen Svanosio

Speech Pathologist

Karen is a certified practising Speech Pathologist with 30-years experience now working in private practice. She has worked previously in several leading Melbourne hospitals, Community Health, an Early Intervention Program and the Austin CAMHS Autism Assessment Program. Karen enjoys working with young children and their families and has experience treating a wide range of speech, Read More …

Tracy Majman

Speech Pathologist

Tracy is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with ten years experience working with children with a variety of communication difficulties including receptive and expressive language delays and articulation and fluency difficulties. Tracy has a special interest in early intervention and working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tracy is trained in HANEN: It Takes Two Read More …

Margaret Charlton


Margaret Charlton is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist and also a Health Psychologist. She holds part-time positions in child psychology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and Taralye, and also has a psychology practice accepting private referrals. The private practice has a focus on assessment of cognitive ability, learning difficulties and behaviour, including attention Read More …

Stacy Cohen

Kids Communicate

Speech Pathologist

Stacy Cohen is an experienced Speech Pathologist working with both preschool and school-aged children and their families. Stacy has special interests in the treatment of children with speech and language delays, developmental delays, mealtime management issues as well as children with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) associated with physical and developmental disabilities, apraxia of speech and Read More …

Felicity Johnstone

Speech Pathologist

Felicity is a certified practising speech pathologist with 18 years experience. She has worked in Community Health, Early Intervention, primary schools, special schools and private practice. She operates a private practice in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Felicity is trained in Blades, PECS, TEACCH, Makaton, and a range of social skills programmes. Felicity is committed Read More …

Jackie Sikic

Occupational Therapist

Jackie is an occupational therapist and the director of Kid Link Occupational Therapy, a private practice based in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs. Jackie provides intervention in schools, homes, the community and her clinic in Vermont, with the view of optimising inclusion while developing the skills of children and adolescents. Jackie specialises in working with children with Read More …

Karyn Joel

Occupational Therapist - Melbourne Kids Therapy

Karyn has worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist for over ten years. She completed a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice in 2004 having previously studied an Arts Degree with honours in Psychology. Karyn has experience working with children of all ages across a range of settings. She has set up a school based occupational therapy Read More …

Haylee Parfett

Speech Pathologist

Haylee has a strong passion for working with children who have complex communication needs associated with physical and developmental disabilities. She has practical, hands-on experience working alongside families, teachers and assistants in early intervention, mainstream and special school settings in Australia and in the UK. Haylee is particularly interested in implementing functional communication approaches within Read More …

Elena Benatar

Kids in the Hills Speech Pathology Services

Speech Pathologist

Elena is a certified practising speech pathologist with more than 12 years of experience. She works at an early intervention service in the eastern suburbs and also runs her own private practice from home in the Dandenong Ranges. Elena has completed a course on the DIR/Floortime Model. This program helps children to emotionally relate and Read More …

Bernadette Foster

Speech Pathologist

I have worked as a Speech Pathologist for over 5 years in schools and in private settings with children and young adults with a wide range of communication needs, including those specific to those with Autism Spectrum. I have encountered many clients on the Autistic Spectrum and have devised appropriate goals and therapy in clinical Read More …

Rebecca Kidd

Speech Pathologist

Rebecca is a highly skilled and passionate Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. She graduated from City University in London and has extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings including clinics, schools and hospitals. As well as working in Melbourne, Rebecca has worked in remote Western Australia and most recently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Read More …

Rebecca Paterson

Occupational Therapist

Rebecca is an experienced and passionate Occupational Therapist with over 25 years clinical experience with the past ten years focused on Paediatrics. She has worked both here in Australia and overseas and has completed a post graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with children of all ages and a wide variety of difficulties Read More …