Nicole is a Speech and Language Pathologist who has extensive experience working with children and adult clients with complex communication and swallowing disabilities in Australia and St Lucia. She attained her Masters of Speech Pathology Studies and graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Nicole is dedicated to supporting children with complex disabilities. She has experience working in both remote and urban communities for nonprofit organizations in Australia. In addition, she recently volunteered as a Speech and Language Therapist in St Lucia to provide paediatric speech therapy services.
Nicole has predominant experience working with paediatric populations who present complex communication and feeding challenges (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay). Nicole is competent in assessing and providing evidence-based interventions to children with a wide range of communication difficulties such as speech sound disorders (i.e. phonology, articulation, childhood apraxia of speech) language, fluency and supports children who require Augmentative & Alternative Communication devices.
Nicole actively participates in professional development and remains current with the latest evidence-based intervention practices. She has experience in providing training for teachers, parents, caregivers and other health professionals. Nicole is passionate about advocating for clients with communication and swallowing difficulties, and who require individualized support and access to speech therapy services. She believes that it is important to collaborate with families, schools and other professionals to provide high-quality therapy services which align with the clients’ and their families’ values and goals.