Karen Lim

Speech Pathologist
Lives on Dharug land (she/her)
Languages spoken: Mandarin – proficient

Karen works with NDIS participants across the lifespan, including school aged children, teenagers, and adults. She enjoys working with individuals of all backgrounds with diverse communication and swallowing needs, helping them achieve meaningful outcomes that improve their quality of life.

Karen prioritises building trusting relationships with her clients and working towards functional, person-centred goals using a holistic approach. She also collaborates with stakeholders, including clients, families, supports, and other therapists, for a multidisciplinary approach. Many of the clients she works with have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dysphagia, and/or mental health needs.

Karen has worked as a Speech Pathologist for about 3 years. Prior to this, Karen has also worked as a Positive Behaviour Support practitioner for 8 months, giving her valuable insights into supporting clients with challenging behaviours. She holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) and has published a research article on family-centered practice in managing children with ASD as part of her thesis project.

Karen has pursued additional professional training, including LAMP Words for Life workshops, Sheppard Dysphagia Institute – The Dysphagia Disorder Survey, and gained practical experience in the LSVT Loud (revised) and Lidcombe Program through placements. Karen lives with her partner in Sydney. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and exploring new cafes around her neighbourhood.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Mealtimes
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Speech
  • Language