Speech Pathologists

Jess Watson

Jess is a highly qualified speech pathologist with over a decade of experience working with children. Jess holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology, as well as a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Master of Education (Disability). She has a particular interest in working with children who have developmental delays and early language delays, as well as supporting individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.

  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk
  • Hanen More Than Words
  • Lidcombe Program for Stuttering
  • LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) approach
  • PROMPT
  • Key Word Sign
  • SoundsWrite
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • Learn to Play Foundation Course

Sarah Petrie

Sarah is a highly experienced speech pathologist with nearly 15 years experience, having graduated from Macquarie University in 2007. Sarah particularly enjoys working with children to support their speech, language and literacy skills, as well as providing intervention for stuttering. Sarah is also experienced working with individuals who have a hearing impairment, as well as children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • SoundsWrite
  • PROMPT
  • Key Word Sign
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Lidcombe Program for Stuttering
  • MultiLit Programs
  • Learn to Play Foundation course

Annabel Dunphy

Annabel has a Master of Speech Pathology from the University of Queensland. She has a special interest in working with individuals with a disability, those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as supporting individuals who use an augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) system. Annabel enjoys supporting children of various ages to develop their understanding and use of language, as well as working with clients who require literacy intervention.

  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk
  • LAMP
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Key Word Sign
  • Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)

Abigail Williams

Abi graduated from Griffith University with a Master of Speech Pathology and has worked extensively within the field of disability. Prior to becoming a speech pathologist Abi worked as a special education teacher for 5 years, where she developed a keen interest working with children who have complex needs. Abi is highly skilled to support children with complex communication needs and is particularly interested in the prescription and intervention of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) devices. Abi also has a special interest in working with children who are experiencing behavioural difficulties and who have a history of trauma.

  • Hanen More Than Words
  • Augmenting communication interactions for early communicators
  • Practical AAC strategies for autistic early communicators
  • Natural Language Acquisition (Gestalt Language Processing) with Marge Blanc
  • PODD communication books (including alternative access)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Auslan – introductory course
  • Talking Mats

Alanna Mylne

Alanna is a highly qualified speech pathologist, with over 20 years’ experience providing outstanding services to children and their families. Alanna has worked extensively in a variety of settings, honing her skills to support children in a wide variety of areas. Alanna enjoys working with late talkers, children with speech sound disorders, as well as those with language and literacy difficulties. In addition, Alanna enjoys supporting children who stutter.
  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk
  • Hanen More Than Words
  • Hanen Learning Language and Loving It
  • Lidcombe Program for Stuttering
  • Key Word Sign – Presenter
  • Developmental Language Disorders
  • Lidcombe Program for Stuttering
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme