Dr Nicole Watts Pappas has over 24 years experience working in educational, hospital and community health settings and private practice. Nicole completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland, a Master’s degree at the University of Sydney (where she majored in fluency and speech sound disorders) and a PhD at Charles Sturt University which was focused on working with families of children with speech sound impairment.
Nicole has lectured in speech sound disorders and early language development at Charles Sturt University and Griffith University and has served as the editor of the The Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology. She has written numerous peer reviewed journal articles and the book – “Working with Families in Speech Language Pathology”.
Nicole has a special interest in working with children with speech sound production difficulties and their families. She also enjoys working in the areas of stuttering, early language and literacy. Nicole is a trained presenter of the It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More than Words and Talkability Hanen programs. She has also completed training in the Lidcombe program for children who stutter, PROMPT and the Nuffield program for children with developmental verbal dyspraxia, the Sounds-Write program for children with literacy difficulties and has completed the Queensland Children’s Hospital’s training program for paediatric feeding difficulties.
The thing Nicole enjoys the most about working as a Speech Pathologist is seeing a child’s whole world improve with the ability to communicate and empowering parents with the confidence to assist their child now and in the future. She also enjoys playing with the toys…