Joy-Ann Hart is passionate about working with children and their families in achieving functional communication skills. She has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and working with families with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background.
Joy has extensive knowledge in developing treatment plans for children and each child’s goals are individualised to the family’s needs. Sessions are structured around the child’s interest and goals. Family members are provided with feedback and guidance on how to replicate results in the home environment.
Prior to joining Speechcare, Joy has worked in a range of roles as a Speech Pathologist with an Autism speciality. This includes working in transdisciplinary settings, clinic settings, leading multidisciplinary teams, leading teams of speech pathologists, developing individualised plans and developing therapy strategies, as well as hosting workshops.
Joy holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Queensland, which she received in 2014 and Masters of Education (Applied Behaviour Analysis) from Monash University, which she received in 2019.
She also is trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Language Acquisition Motor Planning (LAMP), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) and has attended multiple professional development events on the implementation of Proloquo2Go. Joy is also trained in the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme.