Suzie began working as Speech Pathologist in Central Victoria in 1990. She has worked with adults in acute hospital settings, rehabilitation and in nursing homes. She also worked for a number of years in early intervention, schools and in community based teams.
Suzie has a special interest in communication and swallowing disorders of neurological origins, as well as literacy and developmental delays. Outside of work, Suzie loves spending time with family and friends and cooking.
Aleshia joined Bendigo Speech Works at the beginning of 2017. She currently works with children with a variety of communication difficulties including those with delays in speech, language and social skills.
Aleshia is passionate about early oral language, as well as providing services to children with developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. Aleshia has a special interest in working with children to support their ability to communicate in a wide range of settings. Aleshia’s hobbies outside of work include playing sport, reading and enjoying good food.
Simone joined the Bendigo Speech Works team in 2018. She has over 13 years experience working with school aged children and teenagers in both mainstream and special school settings. Simone has worked in Melbourne, London and in the greater Bendigo area to support students with speech, language and communication needs.
Simone has a passion for developing oral language and early literacy skills using evidence-based approaches. When she is not working, Simone enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a keen dancer.
Rachel joined BSW in January 2020, and enjoys working with children and adults with a range of needs, including speech and language difficulties, AAC, voice and swallowing safety.
In her spare time Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating out at restaurants and going to live music.
Janine started at Bendigo Speech Works in 2019. She studied Speech Pathology as a mature-aged student and is passionate about providing practical strategies and tools to assist people whose independence and function is impacted by their communication or intellectual difficulties.
Janine has particular interests in swallowing, literacy and Augmentative and alternative communication. When Janine is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and umpiring netball.
Hansi started at Bendigo Speech Works in 2019 and has special interests in working with people from culturally and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
Hansi enjoys working people needing support with fluency (stuttering), swallowing management and language disorders. Outside of work, Hansi enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog.
Emily has experience working with children up to 18 years old and is skilled in the areas of Autism, PEG feeding, Nasogastric feeding, Key Word Sign, Social Thinking and some Augmentative and Alternative Communication modes (specifically PODD books).
Emily is also a trained Orofacial Myologist who loves assisting clients with orofacial myofunctional disorders as a result of tongue ties, excessive thumb sucking, excessive dummy use and incorrect tongue posture and mealtime difficulties. Emily enjoys spending her free time with her family, pilates, netball and exploring the outdoors
Ellena is a recent graduate in Speech Pathology with previous placement experience in schools, regional hospitals and private practices with a diverse range of clients.
Ellena has a special interest working with children of all ages with speech and language difficulties and AAC. In her spare time Ellena enjoys spending time with her family and friends and playing sport
Justine is a recent graduate in Speech Pathology who enjoys working with a diverse range of clients.
Justine enjoys working with adults with communication, swallowing, social and cognitive difficulties, and enjoys working with school aged clients with literacy and social difficulties. In her spare time JUstine enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her horses.
Olivia joined Bendigo Speech Works in 2017 and has recently returned to work from Maternity Leave. Olivia has experience working with both adult and paediatric clients.
Olivia’s special interests include fluency, developmental language delay and swallowing disorders, and she is enjoying running Social skills groups for clients in Primary and Secondary school. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Kianna joined Bendigo Speech Works in 2019 as an Administration assistant. She is studying Speech Pathology at La Trobe University Kianna will be one of the friendly voices offering to assist you when you call or when attending at the clinic.
She will be only too happy to answer any queries you may have and will endeavour to ensure that you will experience a professional and friendly environment whilst connected with Bendigo Speech Works. Outside of work, Kianna enjoys spending time with her friends, going to concerts and running
Lily joined Bendigo Speech Works in 2020 as an administration assistant. She is a final year Speech Pathology student at La Trobe University Bendigo.
Lily will be only too happy to answer any queries you may have and will endeavour to ensure that you will experience a professional and friendly environment whilst connected with Bendigo Speech Works. Outside of work and study, Lily enjoys baking and drinking good coffee