Terese Fullerton has over 25 years of experience working with children through to adults with communication and feeding difficulties. Terese graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Therapy in 1992.
In her career, Terese has worked in the hospital setting in Victoria and overseas with acute in-patients (paediatrics and adults) with feeding and communication issues. She has also worked extensively in community health and early intervention settings with children with disability.
Terese has a special interest and training in working with dysphagia and other sensory-motor feeding issues, autism, as well as other developmental and neurological disorders. She has also worked as a clinical educator and mentor for Speech Pathology students and new graduates.
Terese has trained in the use of the SOS feeding Program, Social Stories, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Key Signing and Sounds-Write. She has many years of experience in working in a family-centred and collaborative way. She believes that working on goals that will make a difference to the lives of her families on a day to day basis will have the most impact. Terese has worked in multi-disciplinary teams acting as the key worker and advocate for families and the client with additional needs.
Terese is passionate about the importance of communication and the right of all people to be able to communicate using speech, supportive technology or alternative means (signing, picture communication, high-tech voice-output). She is skilled in using and building visual communication supports and utilises visuals in all sessions.