Meet Our Team

Our Experienced Speech Pathologists

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.

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 with complex communication needs. Bec has extensive experience using AAC with clients who are minimally verbal to help them find their voice. 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.

Simone Dobbin

Simone Dobbin is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, who graduated with Honours from The University of Newcastle in 2015. Simone also has a Bachelor of Psychology from the Australian National University (2004). Simone has worked in both private practice and for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK; where she was trained to deliver Attention Autism group sessions. Simone has a strong interest in working with children of all ages with complex communication needs, and has worked with children with developmental disorders and acquired brain injuries. Simone has a sound understanding of behaviours associated with Autism.

Georgia Stuart

Georgia Stuart is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist at Small TALK speech therapy. Georgia graduated with Honours from the University of Newcastle and worked in rural New South Wales. Georgia has a special interest in working with children with Autism and is currently completing a Masters in Inclusive Education. Georgia has a passion for working collaboratively families to reach the full potential of each child and for empowering families to integrate therapy goals into everyday life. Georgia is a vibrant bubbly speech pathologist striving to build strong connections with her clients and families.

Our Administration Team


Jasmine is our bright and bubbly full time receptionist offering support for our families and therapists. Jasmine loves to travel; if you need any Australia road trip tips she is the one to ask.

Are you a Speech Pathologist looking to build your clinical skills in the area of Early Intervention, Neurodiversity and Complex Communication Needs? We would love to hear from you. 

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