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
• Swallowing And Eating Dificulties (Dysphagia)
• Speech And Articulation
• Expressive Language (Use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning)
• Receptive Language (understanding)
• Voice Therapy
• Functional Communication (augmentative and alternative communication, e.g., iPad)
• Improve The Appearance Of Texture-Modified Foods, Including Appealing Recipes For Smoothly Pureed Diets
Our paediatric 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:
• Hanen, TalkTools, Social Skills, DIR Floortime, Articulation & Stuttering Programs
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (including diagnostic assessments)
• Speech Clarity
• Expressive Language (Use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning)
• Receptive Language (Understanding)
• Functional Communication (Augmentative and alternative communication, e.g. Proloque2Go, iPad)
• Reading / Writing (Literacy)
• Group Programs And Education For Parents And Carers To Maximise Learning Potential
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.
The most important influence on achieving speech therapy goals are 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.
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.
We know no 2 clients having the same “diagnosis” are ever the same. This is why we spend time building rapport and understanding the uniqueness of each client, in order to deliver our speech therapy programs effectively. Tilegne Speech Therapy being a multidisciplinary practice can also offer a coordinated service across different professionals, while being under the same therapy family.
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
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, dialect difference. 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 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.
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.
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.
You may be asked to fill out a form to provide information regarding prior medical history and your concerns relating to your condition.The therapist may discuss this information to assist with assessment and speech therapy planning.
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.
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.
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, 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, Time-Based)
Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist
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 bush walking.
Senior Speech Pathologist & Supervisor
BSc(Hons)Sp&H Scs, PGDip Education (Distinction) CertIV (Allied Health Ass OT/PT)
Blissany has been working as a speech pathologist in various settings 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 clients of all ages; from young children to teenagers and young adults. Bliss has previously helped people learn to utilise AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) from various backgrounds. She also providesparent and caregiver training in various therapeutic methods. She is most passionate in helping clients incorporate the skills they learn into their daily lives. Bliss is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.Bliss is certified in using PECS, PROMPT, Myofacial Release, Beckman’s approach, Talktools, LMRVT (Adult and paediatrics). Outside of work, Bliss enjoys tending to her garden and hiking.
BA(Hons), MSpPath, PGDip Public Administration
Ji Hong is a speech pathologist with special interests 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 some 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 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.
Lina is a certified practising speech pathologist who graduated with a Masters in Speech Pathology from La Trobe University. She has a wide range of experience working with children and adults in hospitals, schools and community health centres. Lina also holds a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages with a minor in linguistics and psychology science. She has provided therapy for language, speech, fluency, swallowing and implementation of communication devices. She is passionate about giving clients the best experience by making therapy fun and engaging, whilst using evidence-based strategies.Lina is a fun, energetic and reliable clinician who is also fluent in Spanish – she looks forward to helping others achieve their full potential! Outside of work Lina enjoys exploring new hiking trails and camping in the great outdoors.
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