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Rebecca Shelton

Managing Speech Pathologist

Bec, the Managing Speech Pathologist at Small TALK, brings nearly 12 years of experience to her role, primarily in private practice with a focus on disability-specific caseloads. A graduate of the University of Newcastle (2012), she specializes in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and complex communication needs. Her commitment to professional development is demonstrated through extensive training in areas such as LAMP, PODD, AAC assessment and intervention, Gestalt Language Processing and Trauma-informed care.

In her management role at Small TALK, Bec has played a pivotal role in supporting and guiding many therapists, helping them to develop and flourish their skills and grow as clinicians. Her approach to speech pathology, driven by a lifelong love of English and language, is deeply client and family centered. She applies client interests and motivators to enhance the effectiveness of her sessions, believing strongly that communication should be accessible to all and that every form of communication is valid.

Bec’s philosophy is about understanding and adapting to each client’s unique communication needs, ensuring that interventions are tailored to each individual, in every environment. Her work is characterized by the development of lasting relationships with clients and their families, guiding them through their communication journeys.

Outside of her professional commitments, Bec enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with family and friends. She stays updated with the latest developments in speech pathology through regular training and professional development courses. Her commitment to positive client outcomes and a positive team culture, coupled with her continuous quest for knowledge, makes her a valued and integral part of the Small TALK team.

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