SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

  • Studied at the University of Queensland
  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
  • Works with infants, children, adolescents
  • Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ trained
  • Member of Speech Pathology Australia

Katelyn completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (First Class Honours) in 2015 at The University of Queensland. She has since worked clinically across a number of acute hospital and rehabilitation settings, as well as building her skills in research and university teaching.

Katelyn is passionate about working together with families in the early years to help children build the speech, language and communication skills they need to succeed at school and beyond. She is currently completing her PhD in this area at The University of Queensland. In particular, her thesis explores how speech pathologists can help families to be ready and empowered to take an active role in their child’s early speech pathology intervention, both inside and outside sessions.

As well as her PhD research, Katelyn has worked with families of children with Down syndrome in a project which identified what information families would like about communication development, and how they would like to receive this from professionals. Her research has been published in international journals, and she has presented at conferences in Australia and the UK.

Katelyn’s background in research informs her strong commitment to evidence-based practice and implementation of family-centred care in her work at Voices and Minds. She has a special interest in supporting early language development, and is a certified Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ therapist.