Alison Jackson has over 30 years’ experience working in hospital, educational and private practice settings. Alison completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland and worked at the Mater Children’s hospital, Brisbane for 15 years in both base grade and senior roles. In 1992, she established the private practice, Speechcare, which has grown into a large, well respected Brisbane speech pathology practice.
Alison has a special interest in working with children who are late talkers and in particular empowering parents with the necessary skills and strategies to work with their children in their own environment. She is a trained presenter of the Hanen Target Word programme and utilises this programme in her work with young language delayed children and their families.
She is equally enthusiastic about the training of early childhood educators by providing them with practical strategies for helping all children in the classroom build language and social skills. She is a trained presenter of the Hanen Learning Language and Loving It programme and utilises this programme in her presentations to early childhood educators.
Alison also has a special interest in literacy development across the lifespan and is trained in the Sounds-Write programme which informs her practice in this field.
Alison is currently working part-time mostly in the areas of parent and teacher training.
For further information about Hanen programmes and strategies to help children with their speech language and social development visit The Hanen website.