My name is Annie, and I am a paediatric speech and language therapist specialised in supporting young children and their families with early feeding, swallowing and communication difficulties. I am deeply passionate about the development and growth of families, and the potential to make a lifelong difference to young children through focusing with warmth, wisdom and wonder on their early years - from infancy, right through their third year. This is exactly why I am here, offering my services through Baby to Three!
My clinical experience with young children and their families spans across Australia, Singapore and London; from many and varied cultures and feeding beliefs; from rural hospitals, tertiary paediatric hospitals, inpatient and outpatient departments, the community setting and private practice. My work, and my passion for early intervention has been shaped by excellent mentors, specialised post-graduate coursework from around the world, and the children and their families I have been privileged to join on their developmental journey.
These skills, together with my vision to contribute warmth, wisdom and wonder not only to my clients but to the world of early intervention provide my drive to create positive change for each child’s feeding, swallowing and communication - towards betterment, through empowerment.
I hope we meet soon!
Bachelor of Speech Pathology, University of Queensland
Key International Specialised Coursework:
It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Centre®, Melbourne
Circle of Security - Parenting® - The Centre, London
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS): Basic and Advanced - Pyramid Educational Consultants, Singapore
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding: Basic Training Course with Dr. Kay Toomey and Dr. Erin Ross - Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane
Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach by Lori Overland - TalkTools, Malaysia
Paediatric Feeding Seminar with Dr. Joan Arvedson - KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
Intensive Course in Dysphagia Diagnosis and Management with Dr. Maggie-Lee Huckabee - University of Canterbury, New Zealand