Mikaela Joffe

Allied Health Assistant
Lives on Gadigal land (she/her)
Languages spoken: English

Mikaela works with kids from preschool age up to school age and often sees clients who require help with their articulation and phonology, language, literacy and social and communication skills. She recognises the unique needs and goals of each individual and actively involves the family members, and other support personnel in the therapeutic process, while maintaining respect and understanding for each unique situation. Mikaela helps her clients feel more confident and excited about the services she provides, by creating tailor-made materials and resources that are personal and in line with their goals, interests and curiosities. Mikaela has over 3 years of experience working with clients online, and loves the accessibility, flexibility and comfort that online therapy brings to her clients and their families.

Mikaela has completed a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in South Africa and has had 5 years of experience working in this profession. She is currently working as an allied health assistant at Umbo, while she completes her Australian qualification. Mikaela continues to develop her skills and knowledge by staying up to date with current research focused on speech-language pathology and related fields and by attending and participating in courses, conferences and symposiums such as the AAC Early Starts Conference and Sounds-Write Symposium. Mikaela is a cat lover, enjoys walking along the beautiful Sydney coast and spending time with my partner and friends.

Areas of Practice

  • Articulation and Phonology Disorders
  • Early Literacy Development
  • Language Delays/Disorders
  • Social Communication Disorders