Rhonda Hill - Speech Pathologist / Director
Rhonda graduated as a speech pathologist in 1990 from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, and has 28 years of paediatric speech pathology experience. After working for 7 years in Early Intervention, Rhonda established her private practice in Melbourne in 1997. After moving to Woodend in 2002, the practice has expanded into a successful Speech Pathology clinic.
Rhonda is a highly dedicated speech pathologist who enjoys working with children and their families. She has extensive experience in a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties. Her special interests are Autism Spectrum Disorder, AAC, Specific Language Disorders, Articulation and Phonological disorders, and Dyspraxia. Rhonda is committed to ensuring the therapy she provides is evidence-based, fun and versatile. Along with direct child/parent intervention services, Rhonda also provides training for parents and teachers on a wide range of speech pathology related topics.
Rhonda has attended training in PECS, Hanen (It Takes Two To Talk), Lidcombe Program, Key Word Signing, Alex Kelly Talkabout Program, Michelle Garcia Winner Social Thinking programs, Cued Articulation, SPELD, Boardmaker Program, SCERTS, and is currently completing the ADA Dyslexia Accreditation course.
Rhonda is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
Jacqui Atkins - Speech Pathologist
Jacqui completed her Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University.
She has a diverse range of experiences working with fluency, phonological awareness, verbal dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, phonology, language, literacy, and pragmatic/social skills. She has a specific interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, particularly assisting social skill development.
Jacqui has a long term background of volunteering with various organisations providing respite care for children with a range of disabilities including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy.
Jacqui is an advocate for early intervention for speech, language and pragmatic difficulties in children, as well as providing a family-centred, evidence based approach to practice. She has completed training in Auslan (Australian Sign Language), Cued Articulation, Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering Intervention, Michelle Garcia Winner Social Thinking programs, and Key Word Sign. Jacqui is currently completing the ADA Dyslexia Accreditation course.
Jacqui is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
Lisa Armitage - Speech Pathologist
Lisa Armitage completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at LaTrobe University in 1992. Lisa also completed a Masters subject in School Aged Language at Curtin University in 1995.
Lisa has completed training in the Visualising and Verbalising program, Lidcombe, and is currently completing the ADA Dyslexia Accreditation course.
Lisa's areas of interest include; dyslexia / literacy development (Orton-Gillingham MSL approach), childhood language, articulation/phonology, auditory processing, and learning disabilities.
Lisa is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
Jodie Currie - Speech Pathologist
Jodie Currie completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at Charles Sturt University in 2014.
Jodie's areas of interest include; childhood language, articulation/phonology, stuttering and learning disabilities.
Jodie is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
Emma Payne - Receptionist and Therapy Support
You will meet Emma at reception when visiting our clinic. Emma provides administrative support to staff and families, managing phone calls, appointments, queries, and billing.