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 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.
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. During this time she worked with clients with a range of diagnoses and communication needs. 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.
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 (Fridays) at Small TALK and spends her free time chasing after her 3 children. Em is passionate about making speech therapy fun for children of all ages, and uses creativity and 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 has a special interest and training in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and can provide OM intervention when clinically appropriate. 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.
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.
Simone enjoys working collaboratively with caregivers and teaching staff to best support each child.
Jemimah is has recently completed 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.