ABOUT US

Speech Plus Speech Pathology is a  speech pathology practice that aims to help improve the lives of children aged 2-17, by enabling them to communicate more effectively.  We create fun learning opportunities that engage children and stimulate development.

The name of the practice, Speech Plus Speech Pathology encapsulates our philosophy of supporting children who have speech articulation delays and disorders, PLUS children who have a wide array of communication needs, such as stuttering, comprehension, expressive language, spelling and reading.  Speech is just the beginning....

Our Team

Tiarna Bruno

Administration Assistant

Tiarna completed grade 12 in 2020 and is excited to be joining our team as an administration assistant.  She is looking forward to learning new skills and getting to know all of our wonderful clients.

 

Tiarna also has interests in photography and animals.  She is currently working through an online diploma in photography and enjoys pet sitting.

Kathy Bruno

Director and Senior Speech Pathologist

Kathy has worked as a speech pathologist since 2000, after graduating from the University of QLD.  She worked for Education Qld in Cairns before commencing private practice in 2009.  Kathy thoroughly enjoys her work with children and loves seeing the improvements and the successes achieved by  students.  She is committed to working within best practice guidelines and maintains her skill-set by regularly attending conferences, workshops and ongoing professional development.  She is trained in both the Lidcombe Program for stuttering and the PROMPT technique, for severe speech disorders.

Kathy works in all areas of speech pathology and enjoys the variety that the profession offers.  In addition to this, she has two special interest areas.  She loves the challenge of working with children who have complex speech sound disorders. It is incredible to be part of the journey from unintelligibility to normal speech.

Literacy is Kathy's second special interest area.  This is particularly relevant to speech pathology as children with speech disorders in their pre-school years are more likely to have literacy difficulties in their school years.  Often by the time parents are seeking help from a speech pathologist, children have already experienced successive failures and have low self-esteem.  To avoid this Kathy incorporates literacy strategies into her speech therapy for at-risk students and is involved in developing preventative programs for pre-schoolers.  

Kathy recognises the importance of children enjoying the learning process, hence endeavours to create a positive learning environment for all children.  

 

Kathy has 3 school-age children who also keep her busy.  Being a mother has taught Kathy so much, which has enhanced her clinical practice enormously. 

Ainjali Wong

Speech Pathologist

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Speech Plus Speech Pathology

Redlynch Central Commercial Hub

Shop 2.6/2 Chelsea Lane

Redlynch  QLD  4870

Child Speech, Language and Literacy Specialists