My clinic has been established to meet the needs of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. I bring a passion for prevention and early intervention, and for therapy which activates the close connection between relationship, movement, thinking, play, well-being and communication.
My particular areas of clinical experience and interest are communication, social-emotional development, and play. I acknowledge the relationship between parent, child and therapist as foundational in supporting development, and strive to meet all families with a genuine empathy and warm connection. I delight in working closely with families to support their child’s individual needs.
I am a member of Speech Pathology Australia, and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist.
I’m involved in a range of community projects both as a parent, and as an advocate for outdoor play, child-parent relationships and early childhood development.
Background: Following graduation from Flinders University in 2002, I have supported families of young children in community health clinics, child development teams, homes, playgroups and centres – both rurally and in metropolitan areas. My 14 years’ experience in early intervention multi-disciplinary teams has enhanced my insight into the development of the whole child. I continue to work closely with other disciplines and services when required.
Marte Meo®: I find Marte Meo® one of the most engaging and effective therapy tools for families. I completed my 18 months’ training as a Marte Meo® Therapist in 2012. More below.
Hanen: ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ & ‘More Than Words’
Infant Mental Health: I completed the Introduction to Infant Mental Health Certificate in early 2016.
My professional memberships include:
- Speech Pathology Australia speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
- AAIMHI (Australian Association for Infant Mental Health) aaimhi.org
- Marte Meo® International martemeo.com
- Marte Meo® Therapist
- Circle of Security International circleofsecurity.net
- Circle of Security Parenting facilitator
- The Core Sensitivities
- ‘Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange’: reggioaustralia.org.au
- The Hanen Centre hanen.org
- It Takes Two to Talk facilitator
- More Than Words facilitator