Claire graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2008. In her early years of practice, Claire spent seven years living and working in Dalby providing speech pathology services across the life span through Queensland Health facilities across the Western Downs. This has allowed her to hone her skills across both adult and paediatric clinical areas. After returning to Brisbane, Claire joined the Speechcare team 2016 and has also completed a number of roles in several private hospitals and aged care allied health teams.
Claire enjoys working with both paediatric and adult clients. Claire is experienced in working with children with speech and language disorders, motor speech disorders and literacy concerns. She is also able to provide support for adults experiencing difficulty with swallowing (dysphagia) and communication post stroke or other acquired injuries.
Claire is also trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Technique (LSVT) which is an intensive voice therapy program supporting adults with Parkinson’s Disease to increase their speech loudness. Claire is also able to use this program to support children with Cerebral Palsy to improve their speech volume. This is a unique area of practice and Claire is very happy to support families to access this service along side receiving services with their regular speech pathologist.
Claire has completed training in Hanen It Takes Two to talk, The Nuffield Dyspraxia Program and Sounds-Write.
Claire also enjoys working with graduate speech pathologists and providing supervision.
Outside of speech pathology, Claire is a mother of three young children and understands very well the pressures of managing competing demands on parents. Claire is realistic in her expectations and seeks to support parents to do their best to support their children. Claire loves getting to know a family and seeing them achieve their goals.