Kim Neill - Director and Principal Speech Pathologist
Kim has over 14 years experience working as a Speech Pathologist in a range of settings and countries. She is passionate about seeing children achieve their communication, social, and literacy goals - no matter how great or small these are.
Kim is able to help children with communication difficulties such as stuttering, late talking, language delay/disorder, speech sound delay/disorder, literacy/ learning difficulties and voice disorders. She has also worked in children's disability services and is highly skilled in working with children who have complex needs requiring support from a multi-disciplinary team. Complex needs may arise from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Fragile X, or chromosomal disorders.
Kim is trained and experienced in implementing the following approaches: Hanen (both It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words), PROMPT, AAC approaches (from dedicated communication devices to iPad apps for communication), dysphagia (eating and drinking) assessment and intervention, and Lidcombe Program (for children who stutter).
Georgia Sutherland - Speech Pathologist
Georgia is an experienced therapist who is dedicated to improving the communication skills of children and adults. Georgia is highly skilled with an eye for detail and great planning. Her gentle, caring nature makes even reluctant children open up to her. Georgia has particular skills in working with children with speech sound disorders and has also recently completed the Lidcomb Program training - recognised around the world as one of the most effective programs for children who stutter. Currently, Georgia is working at our clinic and visits Padstow Park Primary School every week.
Claire McIvor - Occupational Therapist
Claire is an experienced therapist who has worked with children as well as with adults in the community. Claire is fantastic at thinking of 'outside the box' ways to support children to improve their functional skills. From handwriting difficulties to sensory processing disorder and autism spectrum disorders - Claire is a natural at connecting with children and supporting their development. Claire is expecting her first baby with her husband in March 2017. She will rejoin us after maternity leave - with a whole new understanding of families!
Jacinta Borilovic - Occupational Therapist
Jacinta is that perfect combination of enthusiasm and theoretical knowledge! She is passionate about working with children and families to improve their daily lives. She is used to working with groups of children in KinderGym which has taught her excellent behaviour management and motivation strategies. Jacinta will be working with us part-time to start with, with the aim of working full time while Claire is on maternity leave.
Angela O'Rourke - Admin Assistant/Speech therapy Assistant
Angela is the welcoming face you will see at our front desk on Saturdays! She is studying speech pathology (only one year to go!) and we have been privileged to have her work with a couple of our children as a speech therapy assistant.