Leadership and Governance Team

Good Prospects prides itself on having and developing the best speech pathologists and psychologists possible. Key to this is strong professional support for all staff whatever their level of experience. Our professional support and leadership team work hands on with clients and alongside all staff and to ensure that this is possible.’

Diana

Diana Bleby

Director, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Diana is the Director and Principal Speech Pathologist of the practice with personal specialisations in school age and adolescent therapy along with her long-term pre-school paediatric speech, language and fluency work. She has over 25 years of experience working in State Education as a field speech pathologist and Senior Speech Pathologist/line manager responsible for the induction of new staff. For 10 years she was employed as a Professional Recognition Assessor with Speech Pathology Australia. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management. As a former State Branch President, she is committed to lobbying for effective and appropriate speech pathology services for all people whatever their walk in life..

Specialisations

  • Leadership and Professional Support
  • Advocacy for speech pathology clients and professionals
  • Professional Development for school and pre-school staff
  • Child Speech
  • Early, pre-school, school and adolescent language (including Intellectual Disability and ASD)
  • Literacy
  • Fluency
  • German speaking

Deidre Baird

Deidre Baird

Practice Manager

Deidre has a wealth of experience working in the Home Care and Aged Care Sectors including being a Health and Wellness planner coordinating service providers. Her long history of developing and creating policy in these sectors means that she has a crucial role in ensuring that Good Prospects maintains the highest of standards when it comes to compliance with organisations such as the NDIS, Medicare, SA Health and Private Health Insurance Providers. She is the face of our practice at our main Salisbury office and the person you are most likely to talk to when you first call.

Specialisations

  • Practice Manager
  • Policy and Practice Development
  • Administration
  • Adult and Disability Services Advisor

Cindy

Cindy Leighton

Senior Speech Pathologist – Level 2

Cindy is a talented and experienced speech pathologist of more than 25 years. She holds the role of Team Leader – Speech Pathology whilst like everyone else still seeing some clients. Her primary focus is our Gawler Office and Clare outreach as well as working with Diana and Kim on the professional support program for all staff. She has long term experience with clients who have complex needs and require Augmentative or Alternate communication systems, children with early language needs and language and literacy within the school aged population. She also has a history of working in health with adults with Dysphagia.

Specialisations

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • ASD and Intellectual Disability
  • School age language and literacy
  • Dysphagia or Swallowing
  • Leadership and Professional Support

Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Senior Speech Pathologist – Level 2

Kim brings a number of highly valuable skills to this practice. As well as an experienced speech pathologist and clinical educator, she is a qualified Teacher of the Deaf and a fluent Auslan speaker. Kim, up until recently has been the Deputy Principal at Klemzig Primary School which has a hearing impaired unit but has now joined Good Prospects on a full-time basis as Tema Leader – Speech Pathology. Her leadership skills in this practice across her range of experiences are considered invaluable and she like all senior staff are involved directly in seeing clients.

Specialisations

  • Hearing Impairment
  • Early, pre-school, school and adolescent language (including Intellectual Disability and ASD)
  • Child speech
  • Curriculum related issues
  • Clinical education
  • Auslan speaking
  • Leadership and Professional Support

Dr Ann Parker

Dr. Ann Parker

Senior Psychologist

Ann has worked as a psychologist with children and adolescents in school settings for the past 10 years. Previously she has worked in adult mental health and in the disability sector with children and adults. She is able to work with schools to assist in developing comprehensive behavioural and learning plans to support students with additional needs. Ann also works with families to address the behavioural, social, and emotional needs of their children.

Ann has provided services across government and non-government sectors as well as supervision for provisional and registered psychologists and social work students.

Ann is trained in brief solution-focused therapy and well as cognitive behaviour therapy. She has a keen interest in supporting people on the Autism spectrum as well as those with diverse sexuality and gender backgrounds. She is known for being a warm and caring person who is able to make others feel at ease and help them to achieve positive outcomes.

Ann is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, and Learning Difficulties Australia.

Helping with

  • Psychological and learning assessments
  • Child, adolescent, adult mental health
  • School issues, such as bullying, perfectionism
  • Disability support
  • Suicide prevention
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Parenting skills
  • Working with families of children with disabilities (Autism, GDD, Intellectual Disability)

 

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