Speech Pathologists

Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Team Leader – Speech Pathology CPSP

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 Team 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.

Areas of Special Interest

  • 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

Maria Kambanaros

Dr. Maria Kambanaros

Speech Pathology Consultant

Maria studied Speech Pathology at Flinders University of South Australia. In 2004, she received her doctoral qualifications in Speech Pathology and is also currently a Professor in the speech pathology course at UNI SA. She has worked as a clinician for 35 years. Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment and intervention of bilingual adults and children with any of the above-mentioned conditions. She can also offer assessment and therapy services in the Greek language. She is an active researcher and has had several publications of her own, and with colleagues in the clinical areas highlighted below. Maria works out of our Prospect office on Thursday evenings and on Saturdays.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Neurotypical ageing (language and memory abilities)
  • Post-stroke and other neurologically induced language impairments including dementia and primary progressive aphasia
  • Developmental language disorder/specific language impairment
  • Professional support for less experienced staff
  • Greek Speaking

Henry Arrowsmith

Henry Arrowsmith

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Henry holds a Master of Speech Pathology, and came to the profession through a background in Acting. This is where he first discovered his passion for Voice, which is now a keen interest for him within Speech Pathology. Henry brings a variety of experiences and knowledge to working with his clients, no matter their age! He is passionate about working in a client-centred manner, and has experience working with language, speech, literacy and fluency disorders.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Voice Therapy
  • Transgender Voice
  • Fluency
  • Literacy
  • Speech and Language (adults and children)

Stella Chan

Stella Chan

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Stella has completed her Masters of Speech Pathology at Flinders University and come to this practice with a range of experiences including a Bachelor of English language studies with Honours and experience with private practice, childhood fluency and adult swallowing and neurological work. She has studied and worked extensively in a range of related fields and brings her native Mandarin and Cantonese speaking skills as an added bonus to our multi-cultural focussed practice

Areas of Special Interest

  • Adult neurological
  • Dysphagia (swallowing)
  • Paediatric fluency
  • Child and adult speech and language

Louisa Crotti

Louisa Crotti

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Louisa holds a Masters of Speech Pathology degree. She also has a Bachelor in Psychological Science and has placement experience in rehabilitation, school-based intervention and early intervention. Louisa is passionate about providing person-centred therapy and believes in the right for everyone to communicate and be heard by their loved ones and community.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Paediatric language/literacy
  • Paediatric speech
  • Early intervention
  • Stroke
  • Cognitive communication/social skills

Rebecca Jachmann-Evans

Rebecca Jachmann-Evans

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Bec holds a Masters of Speech Pathology degree. She enjoys the scope speech pathology has to offer and is very person-centred in her approach to diagnosis and therapy. Rebecca loves to work with a variety of clients (and their caregivers) to achieve the best possible outcomes for each personal circumstance across the lifespan. She particularly enjoys the triumphs and challenges associated with Early Intervention Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Dysphagia (Swallowing). Bec understands that if therapy is a necessary part of life, it shouldn’t be boring. So, she aims to use play-based learning as often as possible to maximise learning through fun!

Areas of Special Interest

  • Early Intervention
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (particularly girls)
  • Dysphagia
  • Articulation
  • Communication & Social Skills

Jessica Kari

Jessica Kari

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Jessica is an easily approachable, enthusiastic clinician who believes everyone has the right to communicate in their own way. Jessica is passionate about working with clients and families in an inclusive and client-centered manner, to achieve their goals. Jessica particularly enjoys working with early intervention, child speech and language, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and adult communication.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Early Intervention.
  • Child Speech and Language.
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing).
  • Adult Communication.
  • Complex disabilities (i.e., ASD).
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).

Gabrielle Lopa

Gabrielle Lopa

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Gabi is a speech pathologist who brings an extensive array of skills, knowledge and life and professional experiences to Good Prospects. She is a mother of four children (aged 5 – 27yrs), with clinical experiences working in disabilities in regional SA. She is passionate about high quality, holistic and person/family-centred care and making a positive contribution to increase the quality of life for clients and their support networks. In her continuing work as a professional musician and community worker she has lived and worked within diverse communities regarding identity, gender, socio-economic status, cultural and linguistic background, disability and neurodiversity. She has experience in a range of areas working with adults and children. Her primary focus is in voice and transgender voice.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Voice therapy
  • Transgender Voice Therapy
  • Fluency
  • Dysphagia
  • Feeding and mealtime management
  • Adult Disability and Rehabilitation

Laura Mattiazzo

Laura Mattiazzo

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Laura has a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology with over 10 years’ experience in the Health Care Industry. She has a broad range of experience including being passionate about early feeding issues through to school age assessment and therapy and working with adults with complex disabilities. She has a strong volunteer history as well including mentoring less experienced speech pathologists and providing services in Thailand as a part of a volunteer Speech Pathology program.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Early feeding including babies
  • Adult Disability
  • School Aged children
  • Laryngeal issues and older people
  • Multi-cultural practice
  • Italian Speaking

Emily Meagher

Emily Meagher

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Originally from Sydney and a graduate from the University of Newcastle, Emily has gained experience in preschool outreach, community health, and rehabilitation settings. She also has experience in transgender voice therapy, high level aphasia, and dysphagia.

Emily works with a range of clients in the Riverland from toddlers to the elderly and works regularly within aged care facilities.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Language therapy
  • Dementia and Parkinson’s management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia
  • Aphasia, Dysarthria
  • Voice therapy

Rachel Rebello

Rachel Rebello

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Rachel originally completed her Bachelors in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. She now also holds a Masters Degree from Flinders University. Being exposed to the profession for nearly six years, Rachel has developed a keen interest to grow in the field of Speech Pathology and provide evidence-based speech pathology intervention to individuals with various disabilities. She is a client-centered clinician who is always enthusiastic about creating a positive impact on their quality of life.

Areas of Special Interest (Adult and Child)

  • Early intervention
  • Adult speech and language
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • On leave in 2022
  • Indian languages spoken (Konkani, Kannada, Hindi)

Justine Tilly-Ruffin

Justine Ruffino

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Justine holds a Masters of Speech and Language Pathology degree, as well as a bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology and a graduate certificate in Multiple Disabilities. She has placement experience in adult brain injury rehabilitation, paediatric speech and language, and school-based intervention. Justine has a passion for communication and gives back in her community by volunteering for the Ice Factor Program, coaching Ice Hockey, and teaching life skills in her spare time.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation (Stroke/ABI)
  • Paediatric – Adolescent Language/Literacy
  • Paediatric – Adolescent Cognitive Communication (social skills)
  • Paediatric Speech

Emma Stewart

Emma Stewart

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Provisional

Emma holds a Masters of Speech Pathology degree. In addition to her Masters, Emma also holds a Bachelor of Medical Science, where she gained experience and knowledge in how the body works, with emphasis on anatomy and brain function. She has a passion for improving the lives of both children and adults with delayed or disordered speech and language, cognitive communication difficulties and swallowing difficulties.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Paediatric language
  • Paediatric speech
  • Dysphagia
  • Cognitive communication

Chelsea Walker

Chelsea Walker

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Chelsea is an Honours Graduate of Flinders University having written a paper on water protocols in relation to swallowing in hospitals. Her experience includes working with Autism, SA, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre with Adults working with Children at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Early intervention
  • Child speech and language
  • Adult language and rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing)
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Working with complex Disability including ASD

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