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. 

Being passionate about the advancement of the profession, Louisa has held positions in the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Singapore, namely as Outreach Committee member (2010-2011), Professional Development Officer (2013) and Honorary Secretary (2014-2016). She values the privilege of advocating for clients and their caregivers.

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.

Blissany Yan

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 provides parent 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.

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.

Ji Hong Chan

Speech Pathologist

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!

Lucy Rhodes

Lucy Rhodes

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath

Lucy is an energetic and enthusiastic speech pathologist who completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients, families and other health professionals to provide people with the best possible outcomes. For many years, Lucy worked as a swimming teacher for people with disabilities as well as a receptionist and therapy assistant at a speech pathology clinic. These work experiences have exposed her to the needs and vulnerabilities the children and families face across settings; and thus deepened her ability to work with difficult emotional behaviours, maintain close and open communication with parents and professionals and to maximise outcomes for the child. Lucy’s special interests include paediatric speech and language, social skills and augmentative and alternative communication. Outside of work Lucy enjoys, bushwalking, camping, photography and a variety of arts and crafts. 

Lina Bernal

Speech Pathologist

MSpPath, BArts

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.

Hayati Surani

Hayati Surani

Senior Occupational Therapist

MOT

Hayati is an experienced bilingual senior therapist in the community setting. She completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Canberra (2017). Hayati was exposed to various settings including neurosurgery and stroke in the hospital setting as well as within a paediatric clinic. Hayati has developed broad experience in residential aged-care facilities and the community, working with a diverse range of ages, cultural, health and medical backgrounds. Hayati has a special interest in the adult population, passionate about collaborating with clients to prolong and maintain independence in ADLs, as well as with Assistive Technology prescription and ongoing routine practice to be able to achieve quality of life. She is passionate about creating a safe environment that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to every child’s needs, abilities and motivations. Hayati is also involved with an organisation for Malay youths in Melbourne, organising events to promote cultural connectedness and social inclusion. In her free time, she enjoys a balance of exploring the outdoors chasing sunsets as well as staying indoors as a movie buff. She speaks English and Malay, can converse in basic Indonesian and Japanese, and is currently picking up the Arabic language on the weekends.

Georgia Gale

Occupational Therapist

BOT

Georgia is a skilled and engaging Occupational Therapist who completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Australian Catholic University. She has gained invaluable experience working with adults and children in homes, schools and hospitals both in Australia and overseas. She has provided therapy to assist in self-care tasks, upper limb rehabilitation, sensory processing, handwriting, engagement in the community, cognitive therapy and provided recommendations for equipment or home modifications to support the client.

Georgia experience in both local and overseas voluntary work with disadvantaged children and communities have deepened her appreciation for a holistic approach towards a person’s development. It has deepened her ability to work with difficult emotional behaviours, maintain close and open communication with parents and professionals and to maximise outcomes for the child. She is passionate about client and family-centred therapy to support individuals to achieve their goals. She strives to assist clients in all activities of daily living in their life including gross motor skills, fine motor skills, sensory processing, concentration, self-care tasks at home, in school and in the community. Outside of work, Georgia enjoys going on hikes, cooking and listening to music.

Georgia Gale
Daming Tan

Daming Tan

Music Therapist

MMus (Thrpy)

Daming undertook his Master’s degree of music therapy at the University of Melbourne. He is a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) of the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA) which is an APHRA registered body. Daming plays the cello and guitar but has a focus on using voice and guitar music. Daming specialises in using fun and engaging activities to promote social interaction, build confidence support communication, emotional expression and quality of life. Daming believes it is important to support each client’s individual needs and work with families to achieve the best outcomes. With children his sessions are play based and activities are often joyful with secret learning. He enjoys working closely with caregivers so the fun and learning can continue at home. Daming is a warm therapist who is caring and passionate about the families he works with. Daming is fluent in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malay.

Ker Wei Ng

Dietitian

BHS (Nutr and Diet) (Hons)

Ker Wei is an accredited practising dietitian who completed her dietetics degree at Charles Sturt University. She has experience in chronic disease management (diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease), gastrointestinal disorders, malnutrition, non-surgical weight management, pre and post bariatric management, food allergy and intolerance. Ker Wei also works closely with food service managers in the aged care facilities to ensure that residents are achieving optimal nutrition and quality of life. Outside of work, Ker Wei enjoys reading books and trying new foods or recipes.

Special interests – aged care nutrition, non-surgical weight management, pre and post bariatric management, eating disorders Languages spoken – English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay (Indonesian)

Ker Wei Ng Dietitian
Kellie

Kellie Patton

Dietitian

MDiet

Kellie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who completed her Masters of Dietetics at La Trobe University.

As well as working in private practice, Kellie also presents nutrition seminars on behalf of Diabetes Victoria, and assesses menus of Aged Care Facilities.

Her main objective is to provide a holistic and sustainable approach to nutrition that also takes into account behavioural and psychological factors. She strives for comprehensive education to all clients, ensuring they have a sound understanding of their condition and associated nutrition requirements.

Kellie specialises in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, malnutrition and gastrointestinal health. 

Outside of dietetics, Kellie is also a dancing teacher, and continues to enjoy dancing herself.

Tom Cheng

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
BPhty (2019)

Tom completed his physiotherapy degree in University of Newcastle. NSW. He became a Physiotherapist because of his love and passion for sports.

He has always had a great interest in anatomy, sports, biomechanics and physiology. With his own experiences doing different sports activities (swimming, soccer, running) and dealing with sporting injuries, Tom is best-placed with incorporating a holistic approach of physiotherapy.

Early on in his career Tom was involved with a few sporting teams, namely, Nelson Bay Rubgy Club and Charlestown Blues FC in NSW. Tom also has qualifications as a personal trainer and swim instructor. This has also led to him a special interest in sports related injuries (e.g. running movement patterns and gait) and lower limbs injuries (e.g. hip,
knee, ankle,). and is passionate with helping people get back to what they love doing and enjoy life fully.

Tom is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. In his spare time Tom spends time on his marathon training and looking for good coffee. His favourite team in the English Premier League is Chelsea FC.

Tom Cheng Physiotherapist
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