Meet Our Team

Inner West Paediatrics is a team of dedicated Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists.

Our team of caring and committed professionals are here to help with the challenges faced by children when they are developing and growing. As a result of our commitment to be the best therapists we can be, and to provide a service of the highest quality for our children and their families, we are a busy practice built largely upon word of mouth referrals.

We undertake frequent and varied professional development to ensure our knowledge is continually being developed and our skills are refined. We work closely as a team and are supported internally and externally though supervision with peers and mentors to ensure we can offer you the best in care.

Inner West Paediatrics is proud to have therapists who are extensively trained in a range of evidenced based techniques.

Our team have attended a range of courses including:

We have extensive experience in supporting children and their families with the challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including communication and social difficulties, sensory processing disorders, difficulties interacting and socialising with peers, restricted play and difficulties transitioning and dealing with new and unfamiliar situations.

Inner West Paediatrics is a provider of services under the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism Initiative, the Better Start program and the NDIS.

Helen Collier

Occupational Therapist

Helen graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a number of settings including private practice and non-government organisations specialising in providing support for children with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Helen has a passion for supporting children of different ages and abilities, using creative, fun and evidence-based strategies to enable children and their families to get the best outcomes. She has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and has experience in a range of strategies and approaches to help support children with ASD and their families. Helen believes strongly in the importance of early intervention and working as a team with the tribe of people in a child’s life.

Virginia Carabez

Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist

Virginia graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology).  She has worked in a variety of settings including NGOs, private practice, and early intervention. She has a love for helping children with a span of disabilities, with a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and has a wealth of knowledge and extensive practical experience on the most effective ways to treat children with a range of challenges. While having a strong belief that early intervention is important for giving children the best start in life, her experience has given her an equally strong belief that children of any age can continue to develop and learn in order to reach their true potential and loves working with families to achieve their goals.

Kate Hodge

Speech Pathologist

Kate graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). Developing a particular interest for paediatric feeding Kate has worked extensively in Multidisciplinary Feeding Teams in both clinic, hospital and private settings in Australia and the UK for over a decade.

With a speciality in paediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties, Kate has worked with a wide range of children from neonates to adolescents. She has a particular interest in premature infants, medically complex children and tube weaning.  Kate is also passionate about working with families to develop enjoyable and rewarding mealtime relationships. As a mother herself, she finds it both motivating and deeply fulfilling to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their parents.
Kirsty Bruce

Speech Pathologist

Kirsty graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology. Since graduating Kirsty has worked in a variety of paediatric private practices, in school and clinic-based settings. She has experience working with a wide range of children and their various strengths and challenges. Kirsty is passionate about the importance of early intervention in giving a child the skills to carry forward through life. Kirsty has a particular interest in early language development, and loves helping children learn through play.

Cassandra Lingonis

Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist

Cassandra graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). Since graduating, Cassandra has experience with working with speech, language, fluency and literacy difficulties across a range of paediatric private settings, where she provided services in both the school and clinic-based environment. Cassandra also has experience working with children with additional difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, genetic disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder. Cassandra has worked closely with children and their families, as well as collaborating with teachers and other professionals involved, to develop the most holistic approach in achieving each individual goal for families. Cassandra has a strong passion working with children to get them ready for school, particularly with their speech, language and stuttering difficulties. Cassandra believes that communication is a right for each individual person and she is dedicated to provide the support required to gain this outcome.

Clare Milross

Occupational Therapist

Clare graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). She has experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, hospital and community-based settings.

Clare has gained experience working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, sensory processing difficulties, as well as fine and gross motor difficulties. She is a calm and caring clinician who endeavours to promote a fun and safe environment in therapy sessions to allow children to thrive. Clare has a passion for working with children and adolescents to help them achieve their full potential and engage in activities meaningful for them and their families.

Rebecca Goetz

Occupational Therapist

Rebecca Graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) and has worked in paediatric occupational therapy in private practice since. Rebecca has experience working with children with fine and gross motor difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing difficulties/differences. Rebecca enjoys facilitating fun and functional therapy sessions to improve children’s abilities to engage in everyday activities and to enjoy their lives. She has a special interest in supporting children with physical and genetic disabilities, emotional regulation difficulties and developmental disabilities.

Sophie Cole

Occupational Therapist

Sophie graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). She has experience working in paediatric private clinics with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, attention difficulties, developmental delays and fine and gross motor difficulties. She works with the child, parents, teachers and other health professionals to create individualised and family-centred goals and interventions. Sophie is a passionate and caring OT, who strives to make each therapy session fun and motivating for all. Sophie has a passion for working with preschool and school aged children to develop the skills required for the classroom.

Susanna Cornish

Speech Pathologist

Susanna graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). She has experience working with children with a range of diagnoses in schools, clinics and community health centres. Susanna is a passionate and caring clinician with a particular interest in fluency and voice. Her broad experience means she is able to deliver quality service to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental delay, language delay and articulation difficulties. She believes in the power of communication and is dedicated to helping children and their families work to achieve their goals.

Georgia Kollias

Occupational Therapist

Georgia graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Georgia is an enthusiastic and empathetic therapist who endeavours to make therapy sessions fun and interactive. She is passionate about helping children and their families in achieving their desired goals and maximising their independence in daily activities. Georgia has experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Fine and Gross Motor difficulties and behavioural challenges. Georgia believes in collaborating with significant people in the child’s life and working as a team to ensure the child receives the best possible outcomes.

Holly Huckstepp

Occupational Therapist

Holly graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She has experience working with people with a range of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delay, learning difficulties and motor coordination difficulties in school and community settings. She found her passion for working with children and their families through her previous work, as well as whilst studying and supporting people with disabilities in a disability support worker role. Holly is passionate about supporting children and their families to live their lives to the fullest and feels it is pivotal to apply a family-centered approach to make sure the child gets the most out of their therapy. She has an interest in promoting independence in everyday tasks by developing fine and gross motor skills and social skills interventions. When providing therapy, she ensures each person’s session is individualised, fun and beneficial.

Susan Roberts

Speech Pathologist

Susan graduated from Macquarie University with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology. Susan is a supportive and caring therapist who is passionate about working collaboratively with children, their families and teachers to achieve functional and meaningful communication goals to help children reach their full potential. She has a particular interest in speech sound development, as well as supporting children with literacy difficulties

Nicole Muscat

Speech Pathologist

Nicole graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Speech Language Pathology in 2013, with a clinical background in human physiology and motor learning. She joined the Inner West Paediatrics team in 2020.

Nicole is a confident, highly empathetic and engaging therapist who is skilled in the assessment and treatment of paediatric fluency, literacy, language, speech and social skills difficulties. She has a special clinical interest in paediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Striving for professional growth and continued skill development, Nicole’s work has spanned vastly different Sydney communities, as well as all stages of the educational curriculum. Of note are her several years of experience as the in-house speech pathologist at a private Sydney boy’s school.

Nicole believes firmly in delivering evidence based and holistic interventions that are guided by each child’s unique strengths, personality and needs.

Monique Helmers

Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist

Monique graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). She has experience working in a variety of clinic and school-based settings. Monique has worked with a wide range of children with speech, language and literacy needs and has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Global Developmental Delay. Monique has a particular interest in early language development. Monique is passionate about taking a family-centred approach to intervention and supporting people with communication difficulties to reach their full potential.

Sofia Tsirkas

Speech Pathologist

Sofia has graduated from The University of Sydney with a Masters of Speech Pathology. Having experience working within the NDIS framework, Sofia has developed a passion for advocacy and working collaboratively with families and individuals to overcome barriers and work towards meaningful outcomes. She aims to support families in developing functional goals to achieve meaningful interactions and participation in daily tasks.

Sofia has experience working in a variety of early intervention and disability settings and has developed a passion for the importance of early intervention and facilitating communication through different modalities. She is a patient and empathic speech pathologist who believes that learning best occurs through play, in activities that can easily be incorporated into daily tasks outside of the clinic environment, to see a child thrive in their home and community.

 

Katie McKinnon

Occupational Therapist

Katie graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She has experience working with children with a range of diagnoses in schools and community health. Katie has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia, fine and gross motor difficulties. Katie is a caring and empathetic clinician with a varied interest in all areas of paediatrics and enjoys making her sessions fun and rewarding for the children and their families.

Katie is passionate about working closely with all key members of a child’s life to deliver the best outcomes during her sessions to help the child reach their full potential and desired goals.

Lucy O’Brien

Occupational Therapist

Lucy graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

Lucy gained experience in Broome, Western Australia, working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing difficulties, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, fine and gross motor difficulties, trauma backgrounds, Development Delay and Cerebral Palsy. She has experience working with both primary and high school aged students in the classroom setting to develop and effectively implement the skills required to engage with and gain the most out of their school experience.

Lucy is a passionate, fun, and empathetic Occupational Therapist who strives to support children of all different ages and abilities, while working with their parents, carers and teachers to reach their goals and lead happy lives.
Shawna Lewis

Occupational Therapist

Shawna graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Occupational Therapy. She is a kind, creative and engaged therapist who values getting to know children’s passions and interests in order to develop a strong and meaningful therapeutic relationship. Shawna is also a certified DIR Floortime practitioner.

She is passionate about utilising a wholistic intervention approach, working closely with all family members and making therapy fun, meaningful and engaging. Shawna has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, rare genetic conditions, ADHD, Sensory Processing differences, and Emotional Regulation difficulties.

Andrea Weedon

Occupational Therapist

Andrea is an enthusiastic and passionate Occupational Therapist. She has a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Social Justice & Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. She has over 8 years of experience working with children of all different ages and all abilities. Andrea prides herself in providing fun and creative strengths based as well as evidence-based Occupational Therapy practice. This allows her to support children to achieve the best outcomes, helping them live their life with more joy and increases their overall wellbeing.
Andrea’s OT journey has taken her to Broome, Western Australia, where she worked with primary aged children with trauma backgrounds, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, global developmental delay, emotional and social difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, and learning and coordination difficulties.

Andrea has recently completed professional development training in the DIR Floortime approach, Coach Approach and Social Thinking. She continues to build on her knowledge to be able to provide quality intervention for all her families.

Christina Alvaro

Speech Pathologist

Christina graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and has a previous degree in Medical Sciences from Macquarie University. She has experience working with children in school-based settings and in early intervention providing NDIS services. Christina has experience primarily in the clinical areas of speech, language and AAC. Christina’s previous roles as a Disability Support Worker and receptionist at allied health clinics has meant Christina has experience working alongside children with a range of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy and rare genetic conditions. Christina has a special interest in early language intervention, speech sound disorders, fluency (stuttering), voice and feeding.

Christina is a diligent, empathetic and caring therapist. She loves building relationships with children and their families, and believes this lays the foundation for intervention that is client-centred, functional and collaborative. Christina loves seeing children reach their goals which she believes is facilitated best in fun, nurturing and supportive environments.

 

Alyssa Mazzitelli

Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist

Alyssa graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She has experience working in a private practice setting, where she has provided services in both the clinic and school environments. Alyssa enjoys working with children and their families to support them in developing speech, language, literacy, fluency, feeding, and social skills, and has experience working with children with a range of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

She has a particular interest in speech sound disorders and paediatric feeding assessment and therapy. Alyssa’s patient and friendly nature assists her in establishing and maintaining good rapport with her clients and their families, and in providing fun and engaging sessions. She is passionate about working collaboratively with children and their families, as well as with teachers and other professionals involved, ensuring an effective client-centered approach to intervention.

Tess Constantinidis

Speech Pathologist

Tess is a certified Speech Pathologist. She received a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and has experience providing services in both clinic and school-based settings.

Tess is passionate about taking a family-centred approach to support children and their families. She prioritises clear and collaborative communication with the families that she works with so that children can grow their skills and reach their goals.

Tess provides support in a range of areas including receptive and expressive language, speech sounds, literacy, early language, and social communication. She has experience working with children with a range of diagnoses including developmental delays/disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorder and Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

Tess has a strong interest in areas of speech sound delays/disorders, early language intervention and implementing intervention with Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. Outside of work, Tess enjoys watching Netflix, reading, spending time with her family and friends and sewing.

Raneem Safadi

Speech Pathologist

Raneem graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Master of Speech Pathology and a clinical background in medical science. She has had experience working with children with a range of diagnoses across school and community health settings, providing speech, language, fluency, and literacy intervention to children of all ages. Raneem is a confident, highly empathetic, and engaging therapist who is passionate about working collaboratively with children, their families, and teachers to achieve meaningful communication goals to help children reach their full potential. She has a strong belief that early intervention is important for giving children the best start in life. Raneem advocates that communication is a basic human right for each individual person and is dedicated to providing the support required to gain this outcome.

Sellma Abboud

Speech Pathologist

Sellma graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). She has worked in individual, group and telehealth services across school and private practice settings. Sellma has experience working with all age-groups with various diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, ADHD, Stuttering and Articulation difficulties. Driven by evidence-based intervention, she enjoys working collaboratively with clients and their families in achieving functional communication goals.

Sellma is an outgoing and caring clinician who strives to create a fun, effective, and individualised experience for every child. She has a special interest in working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families, speech sound difficulties, stuttering and school-age language intervention. Sellma is motivated to reveal every child’s full communication potential.

Sabrina Graesser

Occupational Therapist

Sabrina graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). Sabrina is an energetic therapist who is passionate about making sessions fun, engaging and motivating for her clients.  She is passionate about supporting children to be the best versions of themselves and to be confident in their unique strengths and personalities. Sabrina has an interest in working with children in schools to develop their skills needed for school and the classroom.

She has had experience working in rural and remote areas of Western NSW, supporting children with a range of abilities and diagnoses. She has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Development Delay, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Foetal Substance Abuse Disorder, trauma backgrounds, fine and gross motor difficulties, toileting difficulties and learning difficulties.

Sabrina believes in the importance of utilising play to build skills alongside a strength-based approach to not only empower the child but also their family unit.
Mollie Menzies

Occupational Therapist

Mollie graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Before transitioning into private practice, Mollie gained experience working in a hospital setting. Mollie is a motivated and empathetic therapist who is passionate about supporting children and their families to achieve meaningful and individualised goals central to the school and community environment.

Mollie discovered her passion for working with children whilst studying and working in a community support worker role. This included volunteering to attend a camp supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing difficulties to participate in a typical camp experience. Mollie has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Intellectual Disability and fine and gross motor difficulties. Mollie is passionate about working with children and their families to achieve their full potential through meaningful and engaging intervention approaches. 

 

Stephanie Lovett

Occupational Therapist

Stephanie is a passionate Occupational Therapist who prides herself in her ability to utilise each child’s unique strengths and interests. Stephanie graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne with a Masters of Occupational Therapy. Stephanie has experience supporting children of all abilities in both school settings and the community.

She found her passion for OT after becoming an accredited DIR Floortime provider. Stephanie also gained clinical experience in a primary school in Broome, WA, where she worked with children with trauma backgrounds, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing differences, and learning and coordination difficulties. Stephanie has a keen interest in working to support children in achieving goals relating to play, social skills and emotional regulation.

Kate Stalker

Speech Pathologist

Kate graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters in Speech Pathology. She has experience working with children in a range of contexts including in clinic, day care and school settings as well as via telehealth. Since graduating Kate has supported children to develop their speech, language, literacy and social skills. Kate enjoys working with Autistic children and their families facilitate meaningful communication and language development. She enjoys helping her clients to achieve their communication goals. Kate has a particular interest in early intervention and using all forms of communication to enable her clients to communicate in a way that meets their individual needs.

Raquel Lobo

Speech Pathologist

Raquel graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences and a Master of Speech and Language Pathology. She has worked in private practice, preschool and school-based settings with individuals and groups, and has experience delivering therapy via Telehealth. Raquel has worked with children aged 1 year+ who present with a wide range of skills and needs (e.g. Global Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder).

Raquel is passionate about providing providing client-centred care and formulating goals with all those important in a client’s life. She is a fun, engaging and enthusiastic therapist, dedicated to empowering her clients to be confident communicators. Raquel has a special interest working in the areas of literacy, early language and speech-sound difficulties.

Philippa Reynolds

Speech Pathologist

Philippa graduated from Macquarie University with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology. She has experience working in a variety of clinic and school-based settings with children of all ages with speech, language, social skills and literacy needs. Philippa has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome.

Philippa is an empathetic and patient therapist who has a particular interest in early intervention and language development. She enjoys collaborating with families and facilitating engaging therapy sessions with functional goals that develop each individual’s potential.

Laura Hinkelthein

Occupational Therapist

Laura graduated from the Universisty of South Australia with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of roles and settings, including both government and non-government organisations with adult and paediatric clients. Laura is passionate about working with children and young people of all abilities and ages from early childhood to adolescence.

She brings a wholistic intervention approach to working with families to ensure therapy is fun, engaging and meaningful for clients and their families. Laura is passionate in supporting all children to meet their potential including working to their strengths and interests.

Rosie Harris

Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist

Rosie graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and has a background working with diverse clients across the lifespan. Rosie has provided home, school and clinic based services, and prioritises a holistic, individual approach to therapy.

Rosie has a particular interest in literacy, language and social and emotional communication skills, and working with clients with complex diagnoses and communication needs. Rosie enjoys supporting client’s confidence, self esteem and self awareness as they explore and build their communication skills in a neurodiversity-affirming environment.

Georgia Gray

Occupational Therapist

Georgia graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She found her passion for working with children and their families through previous work and study experiences, where she gained experience working with people with a range of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties, developmental delay, learning and motor coordination difficulties.

Georgia is a motivated, empathetic and passionate Occupational Therapist who strives to support children of all different ages and abilities to reach their full potential, while working alongside key members of the child’s life to provide a family-centered approach.

Isobel Wilkinson

Occupational Therapist

Isobel graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Isobel is an empathetic and passionate Occupational Therapist, who aims to support and work with all individuals in a child’s life through applying a family-centred and collaborative approach.
Isobel discovered her passion for working with children, through her university placement opportunities and work experience in paediatric settings. Isobel has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay, fine and gross motor difficulties. Isobel has an interest in working with preschool and school aged children, to help develop their confidence and school readiness skills.

Isobel strives to deliver fun and engaging therapy sessions that are individualised to each child and help them to achieve their goals. She is passionate about supporting children of all ages and abilities, to maximise their participation across home, school and community settings.

Megan Trainor

Speech Pathologist

Megan graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor in Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences and the University of Sydney with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She has worked in private practice and community health settings, working with children in the clinic and in their school and home environments. These children presented with a wide range of needs, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Global Developmental Delay.

Megan is passionate about engaging children in a fun and constructive way, as she feels this is essential to unlock their full potential. She is a committed and friendly therapist, who enjoys working collaboratively with families and teachers to formulate goals and make progress. Megan has a special interest in working with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties.
Isabella Squillacioti

Speech Pathologist

Isabella graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). She has experience working in private practice where she has provided services in the clinic, at home, schools and via telehealth. She has worked closely with families targeting a range of areas including speech, language, fluency, literacy and social communication skills. She is passionate about working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome.

Isabella values the importance of building strong relationships with children and their families and collaborating closely with those in a child’s life. She strives to provide fun and engaging sessions, whilst ensuring families are feeling supported and educated throughout the therapy journey.

Dominica Barrett

Occupational Therapist

Dominica graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She is passionate about enabling children of a wide range of ages and abilities to actively engage in all aspects of their lives. Dominica is an enthusiastic and empathetic therapist who strives to facilitate exciting and productive sessions. She believes in collaborating with her client’s families, teachers and other services to ensure an in-depth understanding of the child and a holistic approach to intervention.

Dominica has experience with children of a range of ages and presentations including Autism Spectrum disorder, attention difficulties, developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, and fine and gross motor difficulties. Dominica is continually building on her knowledge to ensure evidence based practice and the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Chloe Robson

Occupational Therapist

Chloe graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Chloe has experience supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome and fine and gross motor difficulties. She has experience in a variety of settings including private practice, community and hospital settings.

Chloe is passionate about working with children and their families to support full participation in all aspects of life. She is a caring and dedicated clinician who enjoys making sessions individualised, fun, and engaging. Chloe values collaboration with a child’s family and wider support networks to work towards common goals.

Tamira Cohn-Hedges

Occupational Therapist

Tamira graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelors of Occupational Therapy. Tamira’s passion for working with children comes from growing up in a large family, as well as previous work experience. Tamira has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability and Fine and Gross Motor difficulties through her facilitation and running of day/overnight camps and weekend activities. The camps and weekend activities promoted inclusion which is something Tamira is very passionate about. Tamira has also worked with children of a wide range of ages coaching recreational and competitive cheerleading.

Tamira is an enthusiastic, passionate and energetic Occupational Therapist. Tamira brings empathy, authenticity and inclusion to her OT therapy practice. Tamira strives to help children and their families reach their goals through fun, engaging and focused evidence-based OT interventions.

Leanna Gomes

Occupational Therapist

Leanna graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). She also previously completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Sydney. Leanna has experience working with children via telehealth and face-to-face in both a school and community settings. She has experience supporting children with Autism to achieve their goals in a variety of areas including self-care, emotional regulation and fine and gross motor skills.

Leanna is passionate about helping children and their families to engage in activities that are meaningful to them. She believes that OT sessions should be fun, engaging and creative!

Madison Gartside

Speech Pathologist

Madison graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She has had experience working with children with a range of diagnoses across school and community health settings, providing speech, language, fluency and literacy intervention to children of all ages.

Madison is an empathetic and motivated Speech Pathologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and their families to achieve their communication goals. She aims to create engaging and fun sessions to make it a positive experience for both her clients and their families.

Hannah Song

Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist

Hannah graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Since graduating, she has worked in private practice and has enjoyed working in a variety of service delivery models including clinic, school-based and home settings.

Hannah has worked with a wide range of children needing support for speech, language, literacy, fluency and has experience in helping families explore and learn to use other forms of communication (e.g. Key Word Sign, speech generating devices, low-tech communication boards) in their day-to-day life. She has experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Hannah has a particular interest in early language development, parent-training and play. She is passionate about clinical education and has enjoyed supervising and supporting Speech Pathology students in accessing valuable and realistic learning experiences. Hannah is passionate about educating and empowering her families to support their children to have the best start to a happy life.

Ashley King-Orsborn

Customer Service Team Leader

Ariella Romeo

Allied Health Assistant

 

Bonnie Almond

Allied Health Assistant

Ciara Mulhall

Allied Health Assistant

Gina Vella

Receptionist

Shaayal Jattan

Practice Manager

Chris Anastasiou

Administration Support

Jo Perrett

Customer Service & Administration Support

Nicola Evans

Customer Service & Administration Support

Jade Silvester

Customer Service & Administration Support

Maternity Leave

Stephanie Black

Occupational Therapist
(Currently on maternity leave)

Steph graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Occupational Therapy. Steph is a compassionate and motivated paediatric occupational therapist with a gentle and caring nature. Steph has previously worked in an early intervention preschool program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability and genetic disorders, and is committed to collaborating with all the important people in a child’s life to move children toward independence and successful participation in their daily lives. 

In loving memory of our dear colleague and friend

Louise Colvin

Occupational Therapist

Join Our Team

We’re always on the lookout for great therapists to join our dynamic practice. Inner West Paediatrics offers a friendly, inclusive team culture with strong values of trust, integrity, communication and fun. Interested in making a difference? Get in touch at info@innerwestpaediatrics.com.au.