"It is amazing to see the enjoyment that my clients have when they are given the opportunity to share their interests with me. I love that we can do anything from Yoga and Karate to singing their favourite songs."
Qualifications and Experience
Rebecca graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). Bec has worked with children and adults helping them to develop a range of communication and social skills. She has experience working in a range of settings including visiting schools and preschools, seeing children in their homes, and providing a comfortable and welcoming environment in the clinic.
Rebecca has completed a range of professional development courses including:
- HANEN early language parent training program
- Rock and Water physical-social-emotional skills program
- Audiometry – Ear Health and Hearing Assessment
Rebecca has received additional training in short courses and professional consultation in the areas of:
- Food and Feeding
- Attachment Theory
Rebecca has a passion for helping people to develop communication skills through exploration of their interests. She loves engaging children in play-based therapy approaches and providing parents with information and training. Rebecca has a keen interest in how the body, mind, and emotions connect and helping others to recognise and understand how this is impacting upon them. She also loves exploring food in a fun and creative way with families.
Rebecca has been involved in creative exploration since she was a child, doing Speech and Drama and learning to play the piano and flute. She often used to put on ‘shows’ with her family, singing and performing. Rebecca completed her certificate in Drama and Performing arts in 2007 alongside completing her HSC in Drama. She often sings in her sessions, including making up new verses to well known nursery rhymes or changing the lyrics to fit the activity. She is learning the Ukulele to accompany her singing.
Rebecca is an active martial artist. She gained her black belt in Shotokan karate in 2008 and her assistant-senior-instructor grade in 2015. She taught Karate for 5 years to both adults and children from 3 years old. She is passionate about helping people learn to use their body and develop skills in self control and self defence.
Rebecca loves to draw and paint in her free time. She is learning how to water-colour and has many bright coloured acrylic painted canvases of animated characters decorating her walls at home.