Available at Kelvin Grove
BSPThy, MSpPath, MSPA, CPSP
Sue is the Director of Speech Language & Learning, a private practice supporting children and adolescents since 2004, in school and clinic based services. She completed her Masters research degree on childhood dyspraxia in 2004 and has over 40 years of experience working in client support and management positions, at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, in Queensland’s Cerebral Palsy League, Pre-School for Deaf and CHI.L.D. Association/ The Glenleighden School where she is now on the Board of Directors.
Sue is highly experienced in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents who have speech and language delays and disorders, childhood apraxia of speech/ developmental verbal dyspraxia, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit and auditory processing disorders, oral motor, eating and drinking difficulties, hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, neurological head injuries as well as literacy and learning difficulties. She has a particular interest in childhood apraxia and completed her Master’s research on treatment of speech and literacy development for these children from an early age.
Since 2004, Sue has built her practice for children with speech, language and literacy difficulties in specific schools, and our shared rooms, supporting them in their educational settings, liaising with parents, teachers and support staff to understand and support each individual student’s area of difficulties. She has developed a number of programs which are exclusive to SLL consultants, particularly in language and literacy development. which reflect evidence-based research.
She is also a co- rep for the Speech Pathology Australia -Queensland Private Practice Network and sits on the panel of advisors for the Australian Catholic University Speech Pathology Department. She is an Australian trainer for the Derbyshire Language Scheme (UK) and is also a Founding Director of Language & Learning Steps, producing the award winning ‘Key Word Kids’ app and ‘Key Verbs with Steffy & James’ which are popular internationally.
Sue has been involved in voluntary work in Fiji in 2007, supporting a semi-feral young man there, Sujit Kumar whose story can be seen on ‘The Australian Story’, ‘Under her Wing’.
Areas of Interest
- Speech sound development
- Language comprehension and expression
- Social language
- Skills for learning literacy (reading and spelling)