Our Experienced Speech Pathologists

Small TALK speech therapy - Shae Rodgers
Shae Rodgers

Shae Rodgers is the founder and clinical director of Small TALK speech therapy. Shae graduated with Honours from The Newcastle University in 2008. She has been working in private practice with a special interest in helping children with Autism since her graduation. Children with complex communication needs are a great fit for Shae’s vibrant, structured and innovative approach to intervention.

Small TALK speech therapy - Rebecca Shelton
Rebecca Shelton

Rebecca Shelton (Bec) is the managing speech pathologist at Small TALK speech therapy. Bec has been working in private practice since 2012 with a special interest in assisting children with Autism and speech disorders. Bec’s energetic, fun and creative approach to therapy is a great fit for children who are reserved or shy and children with complex communication needs.

Small TALK speech therapy - Sarah Rolfe
Sarah Rolfe

Sarah Rolfe is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist at Small TALK speech therapy. Sarah enjoys working with children with Autism as well as children with speech and language delays. Sarah’s professional and clear communication style makes collaborating with parents and carers a natural part of the therapy process. Empowering families to integrate communication goals into the home setting is a high priority for Sarah in her everyday work as a speech pathologist.

Emily Hammond - Small TALK speech therapy
Emily Hammond

Currently on Maternity Leave

Emily Hammond (Em) is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist at Small TALK Speech Therapy. Em has been working in private practice since 2012 with a special interest in Early Intervention and collaborative family approaches.

Em is working part-time at Small TALK and spends her free time chasing after her energetic toddler. Em is passionate about making speech therapy fun for children of all ages, and uses her bright, bubbly personality to bring out the best in each child.

Katrina Allan - Small TALK speech therapy
Katrina Allan

Katrina is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist at Small TALK Speech Therapy. Katrina is passionate about creating equal opportunities for her clients and their families. In her previous role, Katrina worked in a remote area of Australia and helped families access local services in geographically isolated communities. Katrina has a special interest in assisting children with speech and language disorders and helping children prepare for and transition to school.

Our Administration Team

Jemimah - Small TALK speech therapy
Jemimah

Jemimah is currently completing her Certificate IV in Business Administration since completing her HSC at Belmont Christian College in 2014. Jemimah strives to reach perfection in her work and enjoys connecting with and supporting families.

Jemimah’s gentle and approachable personality creates a warm welcome for our families.

Small TALK speech therapy - Leesa
Leesa

Leesa has been part of the Small TALK administration team since 2015.

Leesa’s approachable and friendly character are a source of comfort for families accessing  Small TALK services. With a background in allied health as a Social Worker, Leesa gains great satisfaction from assisting families at the small TALK clinic.