Qualifications and experience:
Emma graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor in Speech Pathology (Honours). Emma also has years of experience working as a trainee teachers aide and disability support worker with children and adults.
Emma is originally from Dubbo, NSW, where she grew up on a farm riding horses and playing vets with the chicken’s, dogs and bunny rabbits. She always loved music and enjoyed being in the school choir and 2 school musicals. Emma also has a zest for visual art, particularly drawing and painting. Since moving to Newcastle to study Speech Pathology, Emma has been engaged in the yoga, dance and arts community. She loves to sing and perform and you might find her playing a gig here and there or doing roving performances at community events. Emma has also travelled to many different countries, studied yoga and meditation in India and enjoys singing, dancing, nature and creating art as her favourite passions in life!
Emma’s passion as a Speech Pathologist is in supporting neurodiverse children to be able to communicate, express themselves and be celebrated. She loves to work with families to coach and support them to achieve the best possible quality of life, opportunities, and experiences for their children so that they can shine!
Emma has a keen interest in supporting young children (0-5) on Autism Spectrum. She has completed the Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk Parent Coaching Program for parents of late talkers & is currently commencing studies in the Developmental Individual Differences and Relationships Based Model (DIR FLOORTIME).
Emma enjoys supporting older children to build their confidence in communicating and social skills through drama, dance and music.