Chatterbugs

Professional experience you trust.

Fun your child loves.

Our speech pathology team has over 50 years of collective clinical experience.

Regardless of which staff member your child works with you have the benefit of that collective wisdom. In our close-knit team three of us are actually sisters, so when we say we are family friendly, we really mean it! The diversity of our team’s personalities, interests and clinical expertise is counterbalanced by a shared passion for getting great outcomes for children.

We are serious about delivering high-quality speech therapy services,

but try not to take anything else too seriously! In our clinic you’ll find lots of smiles, games and laughter but we keep the spaces neutral to help children who are easily over-stimulated. Here’s a little bit about each of our fun-loving team members. If you have booked your child’s first session with one of our staff then show your child their picture to help prepare them to meet their new speech therapy friend.

Rachel Tosh

Rachel Tosh

Speech Pathologist

I’m a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with more than a decade of paediatric experience in Australia and the UK including additional specialised training in the areas of speech, language, literacy and feeding. My passion is parent training and empowering parents as the primary facilitator of their child’s development. I’m currently completing a research higher degree investigating the effectiveness of parent-implemented speech and language programs for young children. I find assisting children with literacy and feeding difficulties hugely rewarding and also enjoy training teachers in how to support their students more effectively.

Anastasia (Anny) Boaden

Anastasia (Anny) Boaden

Speech Pathologist

I’m a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist whose previous experience has primarily been in schools supporting children with speech, language, literacy and social difficulties. I love problem solving a variety of issues and getting the best possible outcome for each child by working together with parents.
I love to bake and play with my own two little people – sometimes I even play pretend cooking games with my kids!

CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Xanthe Johnston

Xanthe Johnston

Administration

I’m the accounts and resources girl so if you have any issue with your account at all I will follow that up for you. I can help order resources for you to help your child’s development. I keep the therapists organised so they have time to invest in your child’s needs.
Yellow is my favourite colour so you will often see me wearing a splash of sunshiny goodness! I’m studying commerce and information technology and I love organising things. Just to clarify for everyone – I’m Rachel’s little sister not her daughter (don’t say that cause it makes her feel old LOL)!

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Our newest staff member

The search is on for our newest team member. We are expanding our services in 2017 and are currently recruiting for: 1 part-time Occupational Therapist, 1 part-time Physiotherapist, 1 part-time Psychologist and 1 part-time Speech Pathologist. If you want to join a dynamic team and help make a difference is children’s lives this might be the job for you! Get in quick as competition is hot. Send your resume to talk@chatterbugs.com.au

Helen Swenson

Helen Swenson

Speech Pathologist

I’m a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with extensive experience working in schools in both Australia and the UK. My passion is getting great outcomes for children and enabling them to achieve their potential. I’m especially good at helping children with language difficulties (both understanding and speaking).
I’m extremely persistent – seriously, I trained my cat to use the toilet. I love a good word play (I’m even seriously punny sometimes). I love animals and spending time in my garden. I work with children because I never actually grew up, so playing games and having fun while helping children is the perfect job to me!

Jacqui Donaldson

Jacqui Donaldson

Speech Pathologist

My name is Jacqui and I am a Speech Pathologist at Chatterbugs. I love working with children and have a particular interest in the 0-5 years age group, however I enjoy seeing many children at school as well. I love enabling parents to become the key in their child’s communication development. I have three fur babies at home that keep me on my toes! They like to think they are “therapy dogs” – they are a very friendly trio!
Albane POURNIN

Albane POURNIN

Intern

I am a French intern at Chatterbugs, in charge of Marketing. I am in a business school in France, so I study many subjects ( finance, management, communication, marketing…) and I want to improve my knowledge in Marketing.

I also chose to do my internship in this wonderful company which helps children who need it, because I love children !

I come from a big family so I am simply used to be with many children !

Samantha (Sam) Wilson

Samantha (Sam) Wilson

Speech Pathologist

After working in disability I moved to Chatterbugs to further hone my skills as a paediatric Speech Pathologist. My passion is enhancing each child’s development. I’m currently completing further training in feeding difficulties. Assisting children with speech, language, literacy and feeding difficulties is a privilege and I love watching them progress and grow. I have a particular interest in autism.

Rosemarie Lea

Rosemarie Lea

Administration

I’m one of the administration officer’s here at Chatterbugs.
I manage the daily operation of the office- everything from saying hello when you walk in to making sure the therapists have everything they need to give your child the best service possible.
Before working at Chatterbugs I worked in community services which a great learning experience.
I love to learn and the colour red!
I have a one year old son named Antonio and love picnics in the sunshine.
Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions about how we can help!
Katie Plant

Katie Plant

Administration

I am one of the admin team members.  I enjoy a busy day – assisting with phone enquiries, welcoming clients to our clinic and lots of administration tasks in between!

I have an Advanced Diploma of Business and administration and organisation is my passion.

I love being a mum and have two children of my own.  It is such a joy  that I get to see lots of little people when I come to work.

I’m ready to get my child the help they need now!

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 What’s with the T-shirts?

Sometimes people ask us why we wear child-friendly t-shirts and casual clothes rather than “business wear”. The simple reason is we make sure that even our clothing communicates our fun and friendly attitude to help children feel at home.

Many of the little people who come to visit us have had traumatic experiences with doctors and hospitals in the past. Our clinic is specifically designed to feel more like a home or play room rather than a hospital or doctor’s rooms. We wear t-shirts because, in everything we do, we are focused in getting the best possible outcomes for your precious child. We believe that when children feel safe and happy they learn more optimally.