Principal Speech Pathologist
Since graduating with honours from the University of Sydney in 2002, Rachel has worked as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of settings. She has worked as a clinical specialist in major tertiary referral hospitals in Sydney, private rooms at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead Medical Centre, community health, school-based services, and multidisciplinary clinics including developmental assessment clinics, feeding clinics, and research clinics.
Rachel’s ongoing professional training includes:
• Sounds-Write Linguistics Phonics Certified Practitioner
• Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (More than Words; ABC and Beyond)
• SOS Approach to Feeding
• Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)
Rachel’s skills are recognised at a national level including prestigious scholarships. She received a Churchill Fellowship in 2008 and toured feeding clinics and hospitals in the US and Canada sharing her expertise and engaging with international practices. In addition, Rachel was the recipient of NSW Department of Health Rural Allied Health Scholarship in 2001 and received a Speech Pathology Australia Research Grant in 2001. Rachel has been a long-time contributor to the Speech Pathology profession and presented research papers at various international conferences.
She has been also lectured for the University of Sydney Masters of Prosthedontics and Bachelor of Oral Health programs. Rachel has provided assessment and intervention services for children and adults presenting with a wide range of feeding and communication disorders including difficulties with speech, language, social communication, stuttering, voice, swallowing and oromotor dysfunction. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and families and takes great care developing strong therapeutic relationships and applying evidenced based clinical solutions to treat the unique needs of the individual.
After graduating from The University of Newcastle in 2013, Teneille has worked as a Speech Pathologist in multiple settings including acute hospital environments, rehabilitation facilities, aged care facilities, school settings and private practice. Teneille has a passion for treating individuals with speech sound disorders and early childhood language development.
She has trained and certified in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy – Loud® in the treatment of speech for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. She has also completed Dr Blom’s Course in Australia for Post Laryngectomy Voice Restoration.
Teneille enjoys undertaking regular professional development to keep abreast of the latest evidence-based practice. She aspires to support her clients to achieve functional communication skills which promotes inclusivity and engagement.
Leda pursued a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at The University of Newcastle after developing a passion for working with children in rural communities alongside School of the Air in the Northern Territory.
Leda has an eagerness to work with children of culturally diverse backgrounds and children of low socio-economic status. This motivated her to spent time practicing speech pathology in Vietnam at a school for hearing impaired children, and teaching English in rural public schools in Spain. Leda is enthusiastic about life-long learning and strives to continue her professional development so she can support her community and enhance the quality of life of her clients.
Leda is compassionate, understanding and endeavours to advocate for children in need of speech pathology services.
Monica graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2017 with First Class Honours and a Diploma of Languages (French). She was awarded a Faculty Medal upon graduation and her honours thesis was accepted for publication in an academic journal.
Since graduating, Monica has worked as a sole clinician in a small rural town, servicing community health, acute hospital inpatients, schools, preschools and the local Aboriginal Medical Service. Monica has experience working with developmental speech and language delays and disorders, paediatric stuttering, paediatric and adult voice, paediatric feeding, inpatient and outpatient dysphagia and social skills.
Monica has a specific clinical interest in working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients, but enjoys working across a variety of clinical areas. Monica is passionate about working in close collaboration with clients and their families towards their communication goals.
Administrative Assistant | Allied Health Assistant
Linda’s warm manner and impeccable organisation skills contributes greatly to the smooth running of Word of Mouth Speech Pathology. Linda’s friendly approach greets our clients both over the phone and in-person at our Mudgee clinic.
With years of experience working as an assistant to professionals and a Certificate III in Business Administration, Linda is an expert behind the scenes ensuring the efficient operation of the clinic. If you wish to enquire about our services, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with her!