Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
Available Monday to Friday
Amelia has been working as a speech pathologist in South Australia since 2011.
Amelia has a particular interest in supporting children with motor speech impairment (dysarthria and/or dyspraxia) to develop their verbal speech, in conjunction with the use of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system.
Amelia has also completed a PhD, which explored the experiences of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in selecting interventions for their children.
Amelia has employment experience in the following areas:
- Non government organisation – working with children aged 0 – 13 years with physical and/or developmental disabilities with complex communication needs, learning disabilities and/or feeding difficulties.
- Lecturer at Flinders University in early language development
- Clinical educator of speech pathology students within a child care environment
Amelia’s primary area of experience and knowledge is working with children and adults who have little to no speech (complex communication needs) including:
- Experience in AAC, which includes picture, symbol and word books (e.g. PODD communication books), speech generating devices, iPads with communication apps (e.g. Proloquo2Go) and Key Word Sign.
- Experience in developing the verbal speech of children with complex communication needs, including PROMPT therapy (certified PROMPT therapist).
- Experience presenting Key Word Sign workshops (certified Key Word Sign presenter).
- Interest in supporting parents to implement strategies within their everyday routines (certified Hanen presenter, including ‘It Takes Two To Talk’, ‘Target Word’ and ‘More Than Words’ parent programs).
Qualifications: Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours, Flinders University, 2011. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2015
Memberships: Speech Pathology Australia, AGOSCI, Key Word Sign South Australia, Hanen