Director / Speech Pathologist
- Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
- Member of Speech Pathology Australia
- Master of Speech Language Pathology – University of Sydney
- Graduate Diploma of Education
- Bachelor of Music (Honours) – Sydney Conservatorium of Music
With over 20 years’ experience working with children and their families in Music and Education, and with three children of her own, Tanya brings a wealth of experience to her speech pathology clinical practice. She has worked as a Speech Pathologist in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions, and has experience in both Public Health and Private Practice settings.
Tanya enjoys working with children and young adults to support their speech, language, fluency, and social skills. However, her special area of interest is supporting primary and high-school aged clients with complex literacy and learning needs. This interest developed after observing the difficulties and frustration that many of these students experienced in the classroom, whilst also realising that these students needed more support than a teacher could provide in a classroom setting.
Tanya believes in working closely with clients and their families to build strong relationships. This ensures that therapy goals and outcomes meet each child’s individual needs. Tanya is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist. She undertakes continued professional development, and engages in regular therapeutic clinical supervision with other Speech Pathologists to ensure a continued high-level of professional practice and clinical care for her clients.
Tanya has undertaken additional professional development courses to deliver quality evidence-based programs to her clients and their families. Some of these include:
- Sounds-Write – Systematic Synthetic Phonics Program to support students with literacy development (aged 5+)
- Extended Sounds-Write course for years 3-6 and Talk for Writing to support older students with literacy needs in years 3-6.
- The Lidcombe Program to treat stuttering in young children
- Project-Impact and Hanen – More Than Words © to support Parents and Carers of children with Social Communication Difficulties or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) to support the children with cognitive, physical and communication difficulties