1300 Speech (1300 773 324)

About Us

Our Strategy

We aim to provide a quality service to all our clients. We believe that knowledge is powerful and underlays progress and success. With this in mind we approach the provision of all services with the following philosophy.
 

  • Open and honest explanations of each step of the process
  • Written reports on assessments / reviews
  • Regular monitoring of progress with consistent feedback
  • Desire to work as a part of a collaborative team with children, parents, teachers, medical professionals and other associated personnel
  • Provision of best practice and up to date therapeutic techniques
Tarryn

Tarryn

Practice Manager

Tarryn, our esteemed Practice Manager at Well Said Clinic. She is a driving force behind our cohesive team. With her Advanced Diploma of Business Management and unwavering commitment to teamwork, she elevates our practice to new heights.

Tarryn’s leadership style revolves around collaboration. She believes that a united team is the cornerstone of exceptional client care. By promoting open communication and mutual respect, Tarryn creates an environment where every member’s input is valued.

Through Tarryn’s guidance, our team operates like a well-oiled machine. Her knack for optimizing processes ensures that administrative tasks run smoothly, allowing our Speech Pathologists to dedicate their full attention to clients.

Tarryn’s emphasis on teamwork extends to our client experiences. She understands that a collective effort is essential for providing personalized care. Tarryn ensures that our team’s collaboration translates to comfort and satisfaction for every client who walks through our doors.

 

 

Rachael

Rachael

Administration Assistant

Rachael is the Administration Assistant at Well Said Clinic. With a Diploma in Childhood Education and Care, she brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to our clinic. Having also attended Sounds Write training, she is well-equipped to support our clients on their speech and language journey.

As a mother of three, Rachael truly comprehends the challenges and triumphs that come with this path, and she is here to provide empathetic and compassionate assistance every step of the way.

Enthusiastic, organised, and attentive, Rachael is the friendly face behind the scenes, dedicated to ensuring the seamless operation of our clinic. Whether you have a question, need guidance, or just want to share a success story, she is always here with a smile and a helping hand. Your experience at Well Said Clinic matters to her, and she is committed to making it as smooth and positive as possible.

In her spare time, Rachael enjoys playing basketball and spending time with her family including her two dogs Enzo and Jasper.

Lisa

Lisa

Certified Practising Senior Speech Pathologist

Over the past 30 years Lisa has worked in a variety of settings and as a result has developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of assessment, diagnosis and intervention for communication difficulties that children, of all ages, experience – including articulation (speech), oral language (both comprehension and expression), fluency, voice and learning difficulties.

Lisa is well-known, highly experienced and has worked extensively for many years within the Western suburbs of Melbourne. Most recently she has worked as the Senior Speech Pathologist of the Catholic Education Office (CEO) and did so for the past 13 years. Prior to working for the CEO, she was the Director of the Wyndham Speech Pathology Clinic for 15 years. She has also worked in early intervention and community health.

Over that time Lisa has continued to develop her skills and knowledge with ongoing education and professional development. She is an experienced trainer of both parents, teachers, integration aides and others who require the skills to work effectively with children who have additional and specialist needs. Lisa is now an accredited provider of Hanen Parent Training Programs and Secret Agent Society.

Over the past 30 years the availability and access of expert speech pathology services has diminished within the western suburbs and Lisa is passionate about filling this void and providing a service that is not only accessible but also provides parents with the assurance that their children are gaining the best possible evidence based services available.

CLAIRE

CLAIRE

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Claire holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) from RMIT University and a Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University. She has experience working in multiple school and private practice settings, delivering assessment and intervention to children and adolescents across a broad array of subject areas, including Speech, Language, Literacy, Social Skills, Voice, and Fluency.

Claire’s clinical experiences have led to the development of a well-rounded, collaborative, and evidence-based approach towards supporting clients and their families, teaching staff, and other health professionals. Claire has a genuine, longstanding passion for working with children and adolescents, with a friendly and engaging nature that lends itself well to the establishment of rewarding therapeutic relationships and outcomes.

Claire has attended a number of professional development courses, workshops, and conferences, including:

  • Sounds-Write Practitioner Training – DSF Literacy and Clinical Services
  • Tongue and Oral Control Workshop – Forever Curious
  • Speech Pathology Australia National Conference
  • The Zones of Regulation Training – The Zones of Regulation, Inc.
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (Teaching Strategies and Behaviour Support) – Sue Larkey
  • More Than Words Hanen Program – The Hanen Centre
  • Lidcombe Program Training – Simone Arnott
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 Training – Pyramid Educational Consultants of Australia
Leanne

Leanne

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Leanne is a dedicated professional with a deep passion for enhancing the lives of children with additional needs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Melbourne in 2017, followed by the completion of her Master of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Sydney in 2019.

Leanne’s true passion lies in her work with autistic children who are Gestalt Language Processors [GLP]. She is currently completing the Meaningful Speech course to enhance her knowledge to help support children who are GLPs and thei families. She thrives on the opportunity to engage with young minds, their families, and relevant professionals, working collaboratively as a team to deliver treatments tailored to the unique goals of each child. Her ultimate aim is to empower her young clients, helping them realize their full potential.

Leanne is dedicated to evidence-based practice. She actively participates in ongoing professional development through workshops, seminars, and webinars, ensuring her skills and knowledge are always up to date. Her certifications include:

  • Key Word Sign Workshop – Tanya Jarvis
  • Understanding Autism – Sue Larkey
  • More Than Words – The Hanen Centre
  • It Takes Two to Talk – The Hanen Centre
  • AUSLAN Level 1 – Auslan in the West

With a combination of rigorous education, hands-on experience, and a genuine dedication to her craft, Leanne is a valued professional who consistently strives to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.

Cecilia

Cecilia

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Cecilia is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Immunology) and a Master of Speech Pathology. Cecilia has completed a year-long research project on Speech Sound Disorders in children and has had a range of experience in assessing and providing therapy to children with speech, language, fluency, literacy, social and learning difficulties. She has experience working in various settings, including hospitals, schools and private practice.

Cecilia is passionate about providing the highest quality health service to parents and their children. She has a strong focus on family centred practice and continually ensures that she is providing evidence-based therapies by attending workshops and keeping up with the latest research.

Cecilia has completed training in:

  • Hanen – ‘More Than Words’
  • Sue Larkey – ‘Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders: Teaching Strategies and Behaviour Support’

 

Nour

Nour

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Nour is a dedicated Certified Practising Speech Pathologist who graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Speech Pathology.

Nour has a range of experience in assessing and providing therapy to children with articulation, expressive and receptive language, social and learning difficulties. She has experience working in various settings, including schools, kindergartens and private practice.

Nour is passionate about building supportive relationships with her clients and collaborating with families, teaching staff and other health professionals to provide collaborative and high-quality service that is specifically tailored to every child’s goals.

She has a strong focus on guiding and coaching families through a family centred practice to ensure they are involved and empowered in supporting their child’s development.  Nour continually ensures that she is providing evidence-based therapies by actively seeking knowledge through workshops and professional developmental courses.

Nour has completed training in:

  • Meaningful speech – Alexandria Zachos
  • The Ultimate Play Based Speech Therapy Course -Anna Dalziel & Kiersten Singer
  • More Than Words – The Hanen Centre
ISABELLE

ISABELLE

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Isabelle is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Isabelle was previously an Allied Health Assistant for 2 years during her studies where she provided therapy and support to neurodiverse children. She has experience in assessing and providing therapy to children with speech, language, voice, literacy, fluency, social and literacy needs. She has experience working in various settings, including private practice, schools, community health and hospitals.

Isabelle is passionate about providing client-centered care to help children achieve their full potential by working with their families achieve their goals. She is focused on providing evidence-based therapy approaches and is committed to lifelong learning.

Isabelle is certified in:

  • Key Word Sign Workshop – Teena Caithness
  • More Than Words – The Hanen Centre
Renee

Renee

Allied Health Assistant

Renee is an Allied Health Assistant who is currently in her second year of a Master of Speech Pathology degree at the University of Melbourne. During her university course she has had experience working in hospitals, working within the adult community as well as working with children.

Renee is passionate about forming relationships with all clients and their families to collaborate find the best approach for intervention of the child that is best suited to all involved. Renee is at the beginning of her role and hopes to excel in her studies of speech pathology, and in the near future become a full-time speech pathologist working with children to achieve their goals.

Deb

Deb

Allied Health Assistant

Deb is an Allied Health Assistant with extensive experience in both early learning (primary education) and disability fields. She recognizes the significance of therapies that foster children’s self-confidence and motivate them to step out of their comfort zones. Deb takes pleasure in teaching children strategies to enhance their strengths and independence.

With numerous years as an education support worker/teacher aide, Deb has worked in both before and after-school OSH programs. She has also served as a habit coach, Support Coordinator, and Local Area Coordinator (LAC) for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Her experience spans a wide range of disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and various intellectual disabilities, both verbal and nonverbal.

Her passion lies in helping participants achieve their goals and encouraging children to learn through play-based programs. Deb actively seeks out pertinent resources to aid children in their growth and connects them with others within their community.