Melanie has been a practising speech pathologist specialising in paediatrics for over 20 years. Her experience has included working in hospitals, community health and primary healthcare settings as well as private practice. Melanie has a passion for working with preschool children and their families to optimise their communication potential and assisting them to incorporate therapy into their everyday lives. She has a particular expertise in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and can provide services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. She can act as a 'Lead Provider' for those families seeking transdisciplinary support. Melanie is a certified Hanen "It takes two to talk" presenter and incorporates these priniciples into her service. She is currently studying a certificate course in DIR floortime. These principles of social emotional development, incorporating the child's individual differneces and always referring to the child's relationship development heavily guides her practice. Other guiding philosophies include Marte Meo. Melanie has also been trained in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding.
Established the practice and now in his retirement acts as practice manager and coffee barrista!