ABOUT US

All about Speech, Language and Literacy caters for children from 2 to 18 years of age who may need help with:

  • Feeding and meal time management. 

  • Speech. Your child may be having trouble saying certain sounds or may be subsituting a sound for another  e.g saying 'red' as 'wed'.

  • Fluency. Your child may be showing stuttering behaviour/s

  • Voice. Your child may have a hoarse, husky voice

  • Receptive and expressive language skills

  • Play skills

  • Social/Pragmatic skills/Developing friendships

  • Phonological awareness

  • Literacy including: decoding, fluency and comprehension skills

  • Participating in the classroom environment due to frustration or difficulty expressing themselves

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda holds a Masters of Speech Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Education. She has worked across a range of settings including not for profit organisation Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind children, Education within a range of schools supporting children with diverse learning needs and private practice where she has worked in a number of preschools, primary schools and high schools supporting teachers and students with varying diverse learning needs. She has experience working with children with special needs, speech, language, literacy and learning difficulties, disabilites, Autism Spectrum Disorder, syndromes, apraxia of speech and children from ESL backgrounds. She believes in a family centred approach to intervention.

 

Amanda regularly completes postgraduate courses, some of these courses include:

  • Literacy for Life-Phonological Awareness Training Workshop (The University of Queensland)

  • MiniLit 2 day workshop (Colette Reading MulitLit)

  • Speech Pathologists and Literacy Difficulties: Research Updates, Program Reviews and Practical Strategies (Dr Roslyn Neilson)

  • Working memory and reading difficulties (Dr Banales, Macquarie University Cognitive Clinic for Reading)

  • Assessment and treatment approaches for children with reading and spelling difficulties (Dr Saskia Kohnen, Macquarie University Cognitive Clinic for Reading

  • Reading development and teaching: It all starts with words' with international guest presenter (Professor Rhona Stainthorp, Macquarie University Cognitive Clinic for Reading)

  • Spelling, Reading & Writing: Putting the Pieces of the Literacy Puzzle Together (Dr Julie Masterson)

  • Upper Primary Children and Adolescents with Language and Literacy Difficulties (Dr Julia Starling)

  • Sounds Write Program. (An evidence-based highly structured synthetic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing).  (SPELD NSW, Alison Perry Speech Pathologist)

  • Talk for Writing (SPELD NSW, Courtney McNally Psychologist)

  • LETRS- Language essentials for the teaching of reading and spelling. (DSF, Peta Collins Psychologist)

  • IMSLE- Institute of Multisensory Structured Language Education. MSL stands for Multisensory Structured Language. SL stands for Structured Literacy. MSL and Structured Literacy are based on the same principles of instruction required for effective reading instruction. This one approach that is useful for children with dyslexia.

  • Little Learners Love Literacy Workshop

  • Assessing and Treating Narrative Language in Children with Language Impairment: Evidenced-Based Practices (Professor Ron Gillam and Associate Professor Sandi Gillam)

  • Reading and responding to children’s literature (Australian Literacy Educators’ Association, Dr Alyson Simpson and Sue Whiting)

  • Grammar in the National Curriculum: Implications for Classroom Practice (Australian Literacy Educators’ Association, Professor Beverly Derewianka)

  • Across the Hemispheres: Read and Right (Dr Elizabeth Cardell)

  • The Social Mind (Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. Understanding and Helping Students withSocial, Emotional and Behavioural ChallengesTwo-day Advanced Training workshop presented by Dr Ross Green)

  • LAMP- Language Acquisition through Motor Planning is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.  Leanna Fox Speech Pathologist, Liberator

  • Kids, communication and context: Providing holistic and evidence-based care to children with speech and language difficulties (Associate Professor Jane McCormack)

  • Speech Sound Disorders: The Basics and Beyond (Dr Caroline Bowen)

  • Speech Pathologists working with Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; the development of best practices. (The University of Sydney, Dr Linda Hand)

  • HANEN 'More than words' (The HANEN centre). Amanda is a certified HANEN more than words trainer

  • HANEN 'It takes two to talk' (The HANEN centre). Amanda is a certified HANEN It takes two to talk trainer

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) (Pyramid Educational Consultants of Australia)

  • Key Word Sign (Macquarie University)

  • The Lidcombe Program for Stuttering (Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney)

  • The Management of Stuttering in School Age Children (Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney)

  • Introduction to Videoconference Teaching (RIDBC Carol Daunt)

  • ESL CONNECT (Catholic Education Office Parramatta)

  • Teaching Reading strategies during guided reading: K-6 (e:lit, Robyn Wild)

  • Advanced Auditory Verbal Therapy –Auditory Based Learning for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Renwick Centre)

  • Presentation and Facilitation Skills Workshop (RIDBC Barbara Johansen)

 

 

 

 

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