Our Clinicians

 
 
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Ed Johnson

Education

  • Master of Speech Language Pathology

  • Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

    Achievements

  • Australian Allied Health Awards

    • Speech Pathologist of the Year

About Ed

Ed’s a speech therapist with 7 years’ experience working in rural and remote areas of Australia. He has worked across various settings including schools, disability services, large residential centres, non-government organisations, community health centres, an aboriginal medical service, hospitals, aged care facilities. Ed also spent 2 years teaching in undergraduate and graduate students in speech pathology at the University of Sydney.

Ed is very focused on being led by the priorities of his clients, and he enjoys working towards goals that are practical and meaningful for clients and their support networks. Ed is a rural generalist, so he works with people of all ages with all sorts of goals for communication and eating/drinking, but he especially enjoys working with people who use AAC.

Interests

  • Sports including Cricket!

  • Music

  • Animals

  • Cooking Mexican food

Areas of practice

  • Complex communication needs

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Mental health

  • Speech, language, stuttering, eating and drinking

 

 
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Jessica Smith

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

About Jessica

Jessica has 20 years experience working with children who have speech, language, fluency and feeding issues. Jessica is passionate about developing and using Australian specific therapy materials including culturally appropriate (where possible, including local language) materials for children who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. As a woman with a physical disability and a mum of three children (including twins) she has little free time but in what time she has she enjoys keeping bees, doing craft (sewing, crochet etc) and being in the bush.

Areas of practice

  • Children with speech sounds delays/disorders

  • Children with receptive, expressive and social language delays/disorders including literacy skills, making friends, exam vocabulary and communication within the community.

  • Children who are stuttering

  • Babies who are having difficulties with breast or bottle feeding or have suspected tongue ties

  • Children who are having difficulties transitioning to solid foods

  • Children who are "fussy"/"picky" eaters or who have difficulty with chewing or the sensations of different textured foods. I am S.O.S. trained.

  • A focus of my practise is to provide culturally safe services for all children and families but in particular for children and families who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander including, where appropriate providing resources in local languages.