A Few Words About Peach Speech Therapists

About Peach Speech Pathology Perth

Speech Therapists (also known as speech pathologists) are trained to assess and support individuals with communication difficulties, providing therapy for difficulties with speech, reading, writing and expressive or receptive language skills. All speech therapists at Peach Speech have attained university degrees in speech pathology and are certified practicing members of Speech Pathology Australia. Many of our therapists are also trained is specialist services such as PROMPT training (PROMPT is a technique used to support speech production and stands for ‘Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets’).

Located in Coolbellup, Peach Speech Pathology is a professional clinic-based practice that is dedicated to providing high quality assessments and enjoyable, effective therapy to children, adolescents and adults.

Initial Appointments.

Initial appointments will involve meeting with your speech therapists and identifying strengths and difficulties. When speech therapy is necessary, an individual personalised speech therapy program will be constructed. Evidence-based speech therapy goals will be incorporated into fun and functional activities, working collaboratively with families and educational support to help the client achieve their best. Parent/family information and support and materials for home practice will also be provided as appropriate by your speech therapist.

“As an experienced clinician, I am passionate about providing research-based intervention in a positive and supportive learning environment. Using quality resources, I believe learning can be a fun and positive experience. I truly believe in the power of learning to impact the whole being, not just the area of focus, and aim to help my clients to develop skills that will assist them to continue learning and achieving throughout their life.” Jaimi-Lee Jefferies, Principal Speech Therapist at Peach Speech.

As Speech therapists,

We Offer Help With

  1. Oral language.
    Difficulties with forming or understanding sentences, understanding words and word relationships, following instructions, vocabulary, expressing ideas and grammar.
  2. Speech sounds and voice.
    Production of clear sounds in speech.
  3. Literacy difficulties.
    Including difficulties with reading, writing and spelling.
  4. Social skills and behaviour.
    Including difficulties with conversation and social interactions.
  5. Meal time and swallowing.
    Support in managing mealtimes and difficulties with swallowing.
  6. Stuttering.
    Difficulties with fluent speech.
  7. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis.
    Diagnosis of ASD in collaboration with a paediatrician and psychologist.
  8. Referrals.
    Referrals to other professionals (such as Occupational Therapists (OTs), Psychologists, Paediatricians etc.) or to other services such as Language Development Schools.
  9. Alternative Communication. 
    Support with AAC devices and alternative communication methods

Our Staff

Senior Speech Pathologist

Joanne Gordon

Principal Speech Pathologist

Jaimi-Lee Jefferies

Administration Assistant

Karen Byrnes

Speech Pathologist

Talitha O’Reilly

Senior Speech Pathologist

Sara Chong

Speech Pathologist

Kathryn Flugge

Speech Pathologist

Elly Busby

Speech Pathologist

Ellie Graham

Senior Speech Pathologist

Joanne Gordon

Joanne graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology Honours) with First Class Honours. She is experienced in, and passionate about, providing client-centred and evidence based intervention with school-aged children and adolescents in the areas of language, literacy, speech and stuttering. She is PROMPT trained (PROMPT is a technique used to support speech production and stands for ‘Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets’). Joanne is also trained in Sounds-Write (an evidence-based phonics program), the Lidcombe program, and Talk 4 Writing.

Joanne’s approach to therapy ensures both clients and families are well supported to continue developing essential skills to achieve both academic and social success.

Principal Speech Pathologist

Jaimi-Lee Jefferies

Jaimi-Lee graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Human Communication Science – Speech pathology and has many years of experience in providing speech pathology to children and young adults. With a strong interest in supporting individuals with autism, she has worked in multiple private practices providing assessment and therapy in the areas of language, literacy and social skills for children with this diagnosis. Working for many years at a language development school and in a private practice with a focus on literacy development, she has a great understanding of difficulties experienced in the area of language and literacy, and practical knowledge in creating, implementing and reviewing treatment programs. She enjoys working with children and young adults and has also worked in Thailand providing therapy to children (especially for stuttering) and teaching English.

Jaimi-Lee has also studied at the University of Western Australia to obtain a Certificate in Autism Diagnosis. She is trained in PROMPT (PROMPT is a technique used to support speech production and stands for ‘Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets’). She is also trained in the Lidcombe program (for stuttering), Talk 4 Writing and Sounds Write.

Jaimi-Lee has a genuine care for the clients and families she works with, enjoying getting to know each person as an individual and helping them to achieve their best in life.

Administration Assistant

Karen Byrnes

Karen is Peach Speech Pathology’s Administration Assistant. She enjoys meeting new people and helping others.  She also has a passion for children and loves being creative.  She is the first friendly face you will see when you come to visit us.

 

Speech Pathologist

Talitha O’Reilly

Talitha graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) and is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Talitha has gained experience working with a range of ages, from children to adults, in assessment and intervention of speech, language, and voice. Talitha is interested in supporting early childhood language and language recovery with adults.

Senior Speech Pathologist

Sara Chong

Sara has over 10 years of experience working with individuals who live with a disability and is particularly passionate about Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Sara has worked across the lifespan, mainly within the disability sector. She enjoys working with technology and using it to support literacy. Sara is Hanen trained and has a keen love of literature, including text analysis and deconstruction; she works on Thursdays and Fridays at the clinic.

Speech Pathologist

Kathryn Flugge

Kathryn graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) and is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Kathryn has gained experience in hospital and community-based positions working with a range of ages from children to adults. She is passionate about supporting clients in the areas of speech, language, social skills, literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Kathryn is particularly interested in speech sound delays/disorders and literacy. She is trained in Sounds-Write (an evidence-based phonics program) and works at the clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Speech Pathologist

Elly Busby

Elly has been working as a Speech Pathologist for over 5 years and has a keen interest in working with young children, particularly those with stuttering, literacy and language delays. She has experiences ranging from providing school-based support and consultation for the Education Department to clinic-based early-childhood intervention. Elly is trained in PROMPT (PROMPT is a technique used to support speech production and stands for ‘Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets’) and Hanen It Takes Two To Talk (a program to support parents with their toddler’s language development). She is passionate about using the most evidence-based practices, while making sure therapy is motivating and fun for all involved.

Speech Pathologist

Ellie Graham

Ellie is an experienced speech pathologist who loves working collaboratively with families, schools and other professionals to help children meet their full potential. Ellie has experience within the disability sector, and is passionate about supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to improve their social-emotional skills, as well as supporting children to improve their language, literacy, fluency and communication skills, including Augumentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). 

Ellie enjoys running social skills groups, with experience in delivering Lego, Social Detective/ Superflex and Secret Agent Society group therapy. She is trained in Hanen It Takes Two to Talk (a program to support parents with their toddler’s language development), Key Word Sign and Social Thinking, as well as a range of additional qualifications. Ellie’s playful, evidence-based approach to therapy ensures that her clients work towards their therapy goals in a functional, fun and motivating way.