Qualifications: Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours Class 1), University of Queensland, 2012.
I have practical experience working with government and not-for-profit organisations with clients across a range of ages in rural and city locations. I enjoy bringing a holistic and family –centered approach to my speech pathology sessions. I particularly love discovering what makes each child “tick” and personalising our sessions so that they are both motivating and enjoyable. I consider parents and carers to be an essential component of therapy and seek to include, encourage and empower them.
I enjoy learning and continually seek to update my skills across all areas of children’s speech pathology, including speech sounds, language, literacy, autism, disability and how trauma can impact on a child’s development. I’m also very interested in finding or creating communication systems or tools for those children who are non-verbal or require additional support to assist with their verbal communication.
Taylor holds certifications in the following therapy programs and techniques, but uses a combination of modern, research-based approaches when working with children, to suit each individual’s needs:
Primary Care Stepping Stones Triple P – gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships.
DIR Floortime approach focuses on promoting development by encouraging children with autism to interact with parents and others through play.