Lives on Wadawurrung land (she/her)
Alisa works with young kids and their families, in Early Childhood Intervention. Alisa helps families tune-in to how their child learns, and to find everyday opportunities for communication. By working in partnership, families help their child to talk, play, sing, read books, and tell stories. Alisa also works with families on goals related to mealtimes, and their child’s eating and drinking skills.
Alisa focuses on children’s strengths, their interests, and their curiosity about the world. Most of the children that she works with have developmental delays and/or are Autistic. Alisa loves to work on family goals that help children get out-and-about in the neighbourhood and be a part of their community. Alisa supports children to be meaningfully included in their childcare, kinder or school program.
Alisa has worked as a Speech Pathologist for about 15 years. Alisa has completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, a Master of Special Education in Early Childhood, and a Graduate Diploma of Public Health. She has completed additional professional training including several Hanen programs (It takes Two to Talk, More Than Words, TalkAbility), Floortime, Learn to Play and the SOS approach to feeding. Alisa lives with her young family in Victoria.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Early Childhood Intervention
- Early Language and Communication
- Social and Emotional Development
- Educational Inclusion
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)