Meet Our Speech Pathology Team

Our team of passionate and experienced Speech Pathologists know that your situation is unique. As your support system of professionals, we will work with you to tailor an individual service that helps you meet your goals.

We offer diverse skills and experience to ensure we have the capacity to deliver evidence-based and flexible services that you need.

We continue to grow our team so we can support clients here on the Central Coast and in Melbourne as well as across Australia through online therapy. Keep scrolling to discover who our Speech Pathologists and Service Support Team are. We can’t wait to work with you and your family!

Vanessa Sciacca

Central Coast, Mobile
Clinical Interests:

Functional Neurological Conditions, Parkinson’s, voice disorders, Stroke, Brain Injury, aphasia, chronic cough, speech disorders, swallowing difficulties.

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Donna Beswick

Melbourne, Mobile
Clinical Interests:

Neurological conditions including Stroke, Brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Return to work goals.

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Rachel Howarth

Central Coast, Mobile
Clinical Interests:

Alternative communication (AAC), ASD, intellectual disability and learning difficulties.

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Shannon Higgins

Central Coast, Mobile
Clinical Interests:

Neurodiverse affirming practice, Autism (ASD), Intellectual disability, participation and confidence in social skills, workplace and everyday life.

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Sarah Pickup

Melbourne, Mobile
Clinical Interests:

Communication difficulties following stroke and other neurological conditions, neurodivergent affirming practices, ASD, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

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Michelle Mann

Central Coast, Mobile
Clinical Interests:

Michelle is our Allied Health Assistant who enjoys social communication.

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Erin Karp

Central Coast, Mobile
Clinical Interests:

Allied Health Assistant, Studying Speech Pathology (final year).

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Admin

Clare Donkin

Admin

Clare is our Administrative Assistant for the Practice. She has over 15 years of experience working in the Medical Industry in various roles.
Clare provides support for our clients in a kind, compassionate & caring way. She prides herself in providing a high level, peronalised experience as she recognises that each person has unique needs.
In her down time, Clare enjoys spending time with her partner & 3 young children as well as going away camping to explore new places.

Sheridan Threlfall

Admin

Sheridan works remotely from Regional Victoria. She has a background in the dental industry with experience in practice managing and administrative duties.
Sheridan joined the Adult Speech Therapy team to look after our clients and all administrative tasks behind the scenes. She is very passionate about helping others achieve their goals.
Sheridan also works on our social media content.

Adult Speech Therapy
We are a small team of passionate, motivated and purpose driven professionals ready to help you live an enriched and meaningful life. Our team provides a personalised service and will support you to achieve meaningful goals.
We are registered NDIS providers and help NDIS participants achieve amazing outcomes for a range of speech related conditions.