Our team blends fun and learning to maximise your child’s engagement.
We give you take home resources and regular reports on how your child is going.
The Small Talk team are also trained in behaviour management which supports our area of interest in assisting children with Autism and Developmental Delays.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Kelsea Green is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist at Small TALK Speech Therapy. Kelsea graduated with Honours from The University of Newcastle in 2015 and began working in regional Victoria. During this time Kelsea has developed a friendly and individualised approach to working with clients in both individual and group sessions with a range of diagnoses and communication needs. Kelsea is passionate about inclusion, health and increasing the wellbeing of all. Her passion for speech pathology is strengthened everyday by the outcomes her individual clients achieve in and out of their sessions.
Nikita Austin is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist at Small TALK Speech Therapy. She completed her degree at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast. Nikita enjoys working with clients to build their language, speech and social skills. She is also eager to further explore her interests in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Nikita is passionate about advocating for her clients in the local community. She is committed to expanding her knowledge and skills in the areas of early language development and applied behaviour analysis.