Kim Neill - Director and Principal Speech Pathologist
Kim has over 16 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.
Ashleigh Hillyer - Speech Pathologist
Ashleigh is an experienced therapist with a background of working with children with autism and behaviour difficulties. She also loves working with children with speech sound disorders, and will be adding to her skills in his area when she does PROMPT training in February this year.
Imogene Isles - Occupational Therapist
Imogene is a passionate Occupational Therapist who takes pride in her work supporting children and adults to meet their goals. Her families love her gentle approach in working with their children and the care she takes with preparing each session. Imogene is currently working with Save The Children in their supported playgroups, is working in a number of adult group homes, and is about to start an Innovative Solutions funded program in a childcare centre.
Currently Recruiting - Occupational Therapist
Jitka Hampl - Senior Receptionist
Jitka will be joining the team in 2018! She will be the first friendly face you see as you arrive at Achieve Therapy. Jitka is originally from the Czech Repubic but now lives in Sydney. Jitka has previously worked in GP practices and is looking forward to getting experience in a different area of health.
Currently Recruiting - Saturday Receptionist