How does social media impact teenagers’ mental health and social skills?

Karen Lim, Speech Pathologist Social media has become a significant part of teenagers’ lives, providing a platform for connection, sharing, and exploration. However, along with its benefits, social media also brings potential negative impacts on teenagers’ mental health and social skills. As speech pathologists and parents, understanding these impacts and implementing strategies to mitigate potential harms are crucial for supporting …

How can I help my child who has a stutter?

Aaron Puller, Speech Pathologist What is stuttering? Stuttering is a complex speech disorder of the fluency or rhythm of speech. While the exact cause of stuttering is still debated among researchers, contemporary theories suggest a combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental factors may play a role in its development. Stuttering usually starts between 2 and 6 years of age. Many …

Rebecca Goodhue

Speech Pathologist (she/her)Lives on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land Rebecca Goodhue (Becks) has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 15 years in schools, early childhood centres, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, homes, parks, playgrounds and online. She has established private practices in New Zealand and Australia, completed her Doctorate in Fluency Disorders through the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, and led a Speech-Language …

Jane Vo

Speech Pathologist (she/her)Lives on Bunurong land Jane has experience working with both adult and paediatric populations. She has worked with adults in community rehabilitation, community health and disability settings, as well as with children aged 0-5 years in early intervention within the NDIS system. Jane has provided services through face-to-face and online services, using a collaborative, family-centred approach to achieve …

Jodie Gleeson

Practice ManagerLives on Ngaro land (she/her) Jodie has many years experience as a practice manager and a true passion for customer care. She enjoys providing day to day support to her team members and is driven by the pursuit of excellence. Jodie finds personal fulfilment and satisfaction when she feels she has delivered the best experience and outcomes for clients. …

Nitin Fernandez

Occupational TherapistLives on Gadigal land (he/him) Nitin is an experienced Occupational Therapist living in Gadigal Country, Sydney, NSW, who believes in putting people and families at the centre. He takes a holistic approach, learning about the life experiences, stories, and goals that are important to the individual to function in their day-to-day life. Nitin has worked as an Occupational Therapist …