Leading Speech Therapists Melbourne

Who Can Speech Therapists Help?

Speech Therapy For Adults Melbourne

Our adult-based speech pathologists are skilled in assisting those that have trouble with swallowing as well as cognitive difficulties that may have arisen from medical conditions such as stroke or Parkinson’s.

Our adult-based Speech Pathologists can help with the following areas:

Speech Therapy For Children Melbourne

Our pediatric speech pathologists are skilled in assisting your child from birth to 18 years to communicate, eat and play. We are passionate about working with children to help in the following areas:

Professional Speech Therapists

Louisa Ong
Blissany Yan
Ji Hong Chan
Alina Tuladhar

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Tilegne Therapy is a multidisciplinary clinic that offers Speech, OT, Music Therapy and dietetics. We aim to offer a service where our therapists can work together in order to support the goals of each patient.

Why Choose Tilegne Speech Therapists ?

We Know We Are Impacting Your Child’s Life

Our speech therapists know that their programs and intervention are helping a child communicates, and that functional communication skills will help the child throughout their whole life. This is what motivates us everyday to create engaging therapy activities to focus their learning while making speech therapy fun.

We Empower And Educate Parents / Caregivers

The most important influence on achieving speech therapy goals is the family members/caregivers who provide support outside of therapy sessions. We understand that teachable moments happen in every moment, and we will empower families to make the most of such moments by providing feedback, resources and tips to use at home.

Our Quest For Learning Never Ends

We know our clients deserve the best treatment approach, and it is this passion that drives us to regularly update our clinical skills and participate in ongoing professional development programs. Our speech pathologists hold full registrations with their professional associations and keep updated with the latest research in evidence-based practice in order to offer the most effective intervention for your needs.

Our Ability To Work With Clients With Diverse Needs

We know our clients deserve the best treatment approach, and it is this passion that drives us to regularly update our clinical skills and participate in ongoing professional development programs. Our speech pathologists hold full registrations with their professional associations and keep updated with the latest research in evidence-based practice in order to offer the most effective intervention for your needs.

Customised Treatment Strategies For Every Client

Because we know that every client is a unique individual, despite having the same “diagnosis”, we tailor our therapy programs to make it fun, efficient and outcomes-driven, according to the needs of each client, taking into account aspects of their environments, abilities and caregiver support. Our customised speech treatment programs adhere to research-based practice, and speech  therapy goals are targeted using the SMART framework.

Bilingual, Experienced Clinicians To Maintain Ties To Cultural Roots

Our time bilingual speech pathologists can provide speech therapy in Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Nepalese, Spanish and Melayu. A bilingual speech assessment helps us to determine the true cause of a bilingual child’s communication difficulties. Bilingual speech therapy can move a client through their goals while taking into account language, accent, and dialect differences. This means the child does not have to give up on their mother tongue and can continue to maintain their cultural ties and bond with parents who may only speak a native language.

We Offer Something For Busy Parents

We offer a range of speech therapy options such as Saturday- appointments, school-based, childcare or Telehealth sessions. We also assist in understanding the range of funding options that may be available for your child. We are registered with Medicare, NDIS and private health insurers for suitable clients.

We Believe That Therapy Progress Can Be Made Anytime / Anywhere

Waiting times are stressful and clients’ learning potential could be stifled if intervention is delayed. We also believe that neuroplasticity happens at any age, and progress can be achieved with the right team, right motivation and effort and effective therapy programs. With our large team of experienced therapists, we can offer sessions with minimal wait times. Let us help you develop your potential in life.

Speech Therapy Process

A booking for an initial assessment will be matched to the most suitable therapist. Upon receiving your concerns and conducting initial
assessments you may receive verbal feedback or pay for a comprehensive report with findings of the assessment.

Case History Questionnaire

You may be asked to fill out a form to provide information regarding your prior medical history and your concerns relating to your condition. The therapist may discuss this information to assist with assessment and speech therapy planning.

Initial Assessment

Your speech therapist may use informal and/or formal assessments to identify your child’s strengths and needs. If required, with your consent, the therapist can go to your child’s school or your home to obtain more information. If your child has been seen by other health professionals (e.g. psychologists, occupational therapists), it will be beneficial to bring the reports so that the speech therapist can get a better understanding of your child’s development and associated concerns. Several areas of development will be assessed, such as attention, listening skills, articulation, understanding, use of language and oral-motor functions.

Analysis of Assessment Results

Upon completion of the assessments, your therapist will spend time analysing and making recommendations on areas of concern. If a formal assessment report is requested kindly note that it is chargeable.

Speech Therapy Sessions

Depending on the assessment, your speech therapist may recommend therapy sessions with the frequency to be determined upon discussion. Therapy sessions can be conducted in the clinic, at home, at school or via telehealth. Ongoing guidance and feedback will be provided to carers to work with the child outside of therapy sessions to facilitate goal achievement. Speech therapy goals are targeted in an evidence-based approach using the SMART framework (Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, and Time-Based).

Our Speech Therapists Profiles

Louisa Ong

Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist | BSpPath(Hon)

Louisa is an experienced senior clinician who is committed to providing high-standards of clinical service provision in speech pathology. She completed her Bachelors of Speech Pathology (Honours) from Flinders University (2009). She developed valuable expertise and experience in a range of clinical skills and knowledge having worked in the public and private healthcare institutions in culturally diverse and multi-ethnic Singapore and Australia.She is fluent in Mandarin, Hokkien and some Malay. Louisa has developed high level interpersonal skills and is able to liaise with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. She is able to assist patients to better understand the partnerships within various healthcare professionals/ associations in the community sector in achieving greater communication outcomes. 

Louisa is certified in the Hanen programs It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words,Talktools for sensory processing disorders, DIR Floortime, amongst other credentials. She and her team have extensive experience with a broad range of communication and learning difficulties, including children with autism and developmental delay, and adults with swallowing & cognitive difficulties that may arise from medical conditions (e.g. Stroke, Parkinson’s), or head/ neck surgery or disability. Outside of work, Louisa enjoys connecting with nature and going bushwalking.

Blissany Yan

Senior Speech Pathologist & Supervisor | BSc(Hons)Sp&H Scs | PGDip Education (Distinction) CertIV (Allied Health Ass OT/PT)

Recommended for bilingual patients who speak Mandarin and Cantonese.

Hailing from Hong Kong originally, Blissany has had unique experience ranging from her hometown to South Africa. Bliss has had unique experience working with children in Africa and Hong Kong.

Blissany has a bit of a green thumb in the garden and a chef’s touch in the kitchen.

She often helps us maintain our lovely sensory gardens.

Blissany has been working as a speech pathologist in various settings (childcare centre, school, hospital, aged care facilities) for nearly 20 years. She hails from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelors of Speech and Hearing Sciences (Honours) and has a Postgraduate Diploma of Special Education. She has extensive experience working with paediatric clients of all ages; from young children to teenagers and young adults. She also loves to work with adults with different communication and swallowing needs.

Blissany has special interests in working with young children and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She also finds particular interest in the areas of feeding and swallowing, autism and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). She is most passionate in helping clients and their families incorporate the skills they learn into their daily lives. Blissany is certified in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System Level 2), Hanen program More Than Words, SOS approach to paediatric feeding, PROMPT, Myofacial Release, Beckman’s approach, Talktools (Oral Placement Therapy Level 2) and LMRVT.

Outside of work, Bliss enjoys tending to her garden and hiking.

Consultations are available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Ji Hong Chan

Speech Pathologist | MSpPath | PGDip Public Administration

Ji Hong is a speech pathologist with special interest in voice and the relationship between communication and mental health. Ji Hong enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. His main areas of practice are child and adolescent language, speech and social communication. He also works with adults who have voice disorders and communication difficulties due to stroke and brain injury. Being a migrant and a multilingual speaker himself, Ji Hong is passionate about working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Ji Hong also loves to work collaboratively with other specialists to ensure the client and the family receive the best possible care. Ji Hong has a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours in Linguistics) and a Master of Speech Pathology from the University of Melbourne. Before becoming a speech pathologist, Ji Hong worked for the Malaysian government and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration. Ji Hong is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay. He also speaks Cantonese and Russian. Ji Hong loves classical music and has been taking vocal lessons in his free time. He finds his knowledge of the voice as a speech pathologist very helpful!

Alina Tuladhar

Speech Pathologist | MSpPath

Alina completed her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She is passionate about supporting individuals and families affected by communication difficulties and bringing out the best potential that is within a child. Alina has worked across private practice, schools and healthcare institutions in Australia. She provides assessment and therapy to children with a variety of communication difficulties in the areas of speech, language, literacy and social communication. Her therapy sessions are designed to be fun and interactive whilst meeting the specific needs and interests of each child. Alina continually seeks to improve her skills as a clinician through professional development. She has completed training in Hanen More Than Words, social communication, Sensory Processing and Executive Functioning and DIR Floortime. Alina is fluent in English and Hindi. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and meditating.


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