Rachel graduated from Sydney University Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) in 1992 and has completed training in autism, literacy, adult learning and counselling. Early career experience working in paediatrics with early childhood and school aged children and brings a variety of professional experiences to the assessment and treatment of children. Rachel has a background in early intervention working with children with disabilities and experience in providing holistic interventions in home, preschool and primary school settings. Clinical skill sets include an ability to adapt developmental intervention goals, tasks, activities and implementation to the natural and /or educational settings of the child.
Rachel has completed a Diploma of Management and will be engaging training and further skills in the areas of Project Management, Team Building, Writing Complex Documents, Leadership and Developing Quality Customer Service for The Better Health Generation.
Rachel has travelled through regional N.S.W with work in the Department of Aging and Disability Service providing services to children with moderate support needs who attend the satellite classes in public schools as well as servicing rural children with significant speech, language, literacy and developmental issues in intensive therapy blocks and rural outreach visits with the Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme.
Work history has included community health services and Private Practice providing general speech pathology skills assessing and treating children and adults with articulation delays, dyspraxia, swallowing, receptive and expressive language, voice and stuttering difficulties to a multicultural and diverse caseload.
Rachel believes in supporting communication and social skills in everyday contexts. Incorporating low to high AAC technology to support preverbal and early communication. Integrated Communication goals and activities are embedded within daily programs for children and adults
Therapy improves articulation, expressive and receptive language, nonverbal skills like attention, turn taking and play skill development, voice, fluency, literacy, social skills and swallowing issues.