Lives on Whadjuk Nyoongar land (she/her)
Nikki is an enthusiastic and devoted Speech Pathologist. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts (USA), educated and practiced in Perth, WA, Nikki brings a wealth of experience throughout her practice. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University (USA) and earned her master’s degree in Speech Pathology at Curtin University.
Her clinical practice – obtained in multiple settings including schools, aged-care, and outpatient clinics – involved working with clients across the lifespan, from early intervention to geriatrics. Nikki has clinical experience providing assessment and treatment for articulation, language, pragmatics, fluency, cognitive communication, and swallowing. Working with such a broad range of individuals on a wide range of skills served to confirm Nikki’s passion for serving persons with communication difficulties.
Nikki works through a client and family centered approach, where the relationship and connection between the client and their important people is highlighted as the most powerful therapeutic tool. In therapy with Nikki, the client and their family can expect to have a hands-on role in the decision making, goal setting and therapy activities. She prioritizes relevance of speech/language treatment to the child’s participation in daily life, and facilitates generalization of newly acquired skills across home, school, and play.