Speirs - Speech Pathologist - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Mary Speirs

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


Speech Pathologist


I work with mostly children in a busy practice in Melbourne's north west. I specialise in working with Autism, children who stutter (Lidcombe trained), language delay and disorder, speech articulation difficulties and learning difficulties

Work History

Speech pathologist

Improving Speech & Language

July 2010 - July 2010

Senior speech pathologist

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, Australia

January 2008 - January 2010


Time to learn groups

I am currently liaising with two early childhood educators (kinder teachers) to begin running small groups with preschool aged children diagnosed with Autism or other developmental delays. They will focus on pre-reading, pre-writing skills, joint attention, play skills and of course, social skill development. The groups will vary between 2:1 4:1 ratios depending on the age and abilities of the children. These groups will prepare children for kinder and school and supplement their kinder experiences as well as their therapy sessions. I will be involved in planning the groups, goal setting and helping the educators understand the children individually. I won't attend groups to keep the costs down. The groups will be offered across several weekdays, morning and early afternoon. The children can be dropped and picked up by other than parents if necessary allowing working parents to access the groups also. In future we may even look at some Saturday and school holiday programs for the early school aged children too. The first groups will be operational as of term 4 2014. Fell free to make any enquires and referrals if appropriate.

Qualifications & Certifications

Masters of Speech Pathology

LaTrobe University

Bachelor of psychology

Latrobe University

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