Clara Cam, Speech Pathologist
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Master of Speech and Language Pathology, Macquarie University

I speak English and Basic Cantonese.

I have worked with adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome and Intellectual Disability in private practice, disability, day centre, school, and childcare settings. I am Hanen Trained in the ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ Program, utilised both low-tech Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) approaches as well as high-tech AAC approaches including proloquo2go in intervention, attended the LAMP training course and am familiar with developing Speech Pathology goals that are aligned with the NSW school curriculum and syllabus. I am a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

I am passionate about how the ability to communicate through other modes of communication and/or verbally helps to significantly increase one’s quality of life. I provide a personalised and family-centred approach to intervention and know that collaborating with families and support networks will help produce the best possible outcome for children. I am currently learning more about the best way to use AAC approaches to enhance clients’ communication skills.  

Sharm Blewden, Speech Pathologist
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Bachelor of Applied science (Speech Pathology), The University of Sydney

I speak English and Sinhalese.

I have had experience working with children with disabilities since 2013 in the home, school and clinic-based settings. I am Hanen certified for It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words. I am particularly experienced with the implementation of Augmented Communication supports for children.  I am a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia.

My passion is for supporting families and children to achieve their goals through a collaborative and holistic approach.  I particularly enjoy working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Mary Vargas, Occupational Therapist
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Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), the University of Sydney

I speak English and Tagalog.

I have been trained in Hanen and also have had specific training to assist children with sleep (Sleep Ability).

I’m passionate about helping children to grow and become independent in a fun and motivating way. I also want children and their families to feel proud of their achievements. I believe that often children are capable of doing more than we think they can.

Roslyn Koroma, Speech Pathologist
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Bachelor of Applied science (Speech Pathology), The University of Sydney

Working in the disability sector since 2005, I have extensive experience working with children and families in schools, preschools and homes. I am certified to provide Hanen programs to children and families (It Takes Two to Talk and More than Words). 

I have experience using both high tech speech generating devices and low tech picture communication systems. These include PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display), LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) and ipad communication apps.

I am passionate about supporting families to develop their children’s skills during daily routines and interactions.

Kenneth Garcia, Speech Pathologist
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Bachelor of Applied science (Speech Pathology), The University of Sydney

I speak English and Cantonese.

I am passionate about making a difference for both clients and their families. A small change might not mean much to us but for them, it’s a gigantic step towards reaching independence in life.

It is this mindset that has driven my work since I graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Speech Pathology).

Throughout my career, I have worked with a mixed caseload of clients (mostly children) with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, William’s Syndrome and Autism.

I have experience in providing language, literacy, speech and fluency goals and with high and low tech AAC devices.

I love to work collaboratively with families, carers, teachers and other health professionals in a range of settings (e.g. preschools, schools, nursing homes and homes).

Terry Chou, Speech Pathologist
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The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Speech Pathology)

I speak English and Mandarin.

I am most passionate about building strong trusting relationships with families by actively listening and understanding the role I play in their lives.

I believe in making therapy fun and engaging for children, and making sure that children enjoy the time they have in therapy. I’m passionate about making a positive impact on families’ lives and advocating for speech and language therapy, as every child has the basic right to communication.

My experience in both Sydney and in rural settings such as Broken Hill has allowed me to work alongside children and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

I have helped support children with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with a range of speech, language and social skills difficulties, and those who need support for functional communication, such as expressing their wants and needs.

I have also applied highly effective stuttering programs, such as the Lidcombe Program with children with fluency problems. I use the best available evidence to apply to my practice and continue my professional learning independently and also through supports available on Speech Pathology Australia.

Danielle Schembri, Occupational Therapist
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Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Sydney University

I have worked as a support worker in an out of home care setting and private occupational therapy. I've also worked as an Early Intervention specialist within a transdisciplinary team.

I have have had specific training and experience with, Sleep Ability, Mealtime training and Positive Behaviour Support.

I’m passionate about supporting and empowering families within their own natural settings. I value the knowledge and experiences that parents and carers have to share in helping to create the best therapeutic supports for their child. In supporting children to realise their potential and engage in the activities that are of the most value to them, I have been provided with the opportunity to learn and grow. I appreciate being a part of such a positive development.

Meg Hodgson, Occupational Therapist
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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand

I have experience and training working with clients of developing fine motor skills and working with children on sensory needs.

I enjoy working alongside other therapists, teachers and families to reach the best outcome for the child. I'm passionate about helping children reach their potential for a positive life.

My approach with families is ensuring open and honest communication, to understand the child and the family's needs and priorities.

I believe, every child is unique and it’s not one size fits all, getting to know the child and building a rapport with them is at the utmost importance.

Sangeeta Menon, Occupational Therapist
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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Western Sydney University

I enjoy working with children and love how unique and creative they are. I enjoy working within their world and finding out about interests and motivations which we can use in therapy to help their growth and development.

I have professional experience with Hanen, Positive behaviour training and  Vicarious trauma training.  

I'm passionate about working with families and seeing the children across as many environments, noticing the little wins and being able to celebrate that with the families.

I also enjoy working within a transdisciplinary team and working with a range of therapies and specialties to work towards common goals for the children.

Shauna Moloney, Speech Pathologist
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Masters of Speech Language Pathology, University of Sydney

I worked as a Music Teacher for the last 6 years, and recently completed my Masters in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney.

I have also worked as a Therapy Assistant in a Preschool, volunteered as a Student Speech Pathologist for a charity, and was a student representative for Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) during my Masters degree.

I am passionate about supporting children to communicate and engage with their environment, whilst also facilitating and empowering individuality in forms of expression. Additionally, I find that working in collaboration with each family provides the best perspective on a child’s strengths, in order to best support their communication development.

Tori Scanlon, Speech Pathologist
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Master of Speech Language Pathology, University of Sydney

I have experience working with children with a range of speech and language delays. I have also worked as a behaviour and learning therapist implementing positive behaviour support plans and the use of AAC devices.

I'm passionate about the inclusion of all children and helping them communicate their wants and needs in a way that works best for them

I believe in developing strong relationships with clients and families in order to develop and achieve meaningful goals.

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