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Connecting Dots for Kids provides Face-to-Face services across West Gippsland and online services across Australia from our clinic in Longwarry.

All children have the right to understand and be understood

For most children, communication comes naturally, and rapidly in the first few years of life.  It can be incredibly worrying and frustrating if your child is not one of them. The myriad of conflicting information about how to help can compound the challenges.

You need ally who understands communication and child development and keeps up to date with the latest clinical research.

We can be that ally.  We are passionate about working with families to get the best possible outcomes for them and their child.  We make sure they have the best, most accurate and current information so they can be confident what they are doing works.

Bianca Stefanovski

Speech Pathologist

CPSP (Certified Practising Speech Pathologist)

MSPA (Member of Speech Pathology Australia)

I have experience in providing speech, language and literacy intervention to school-aged children with speech and language delays. I also have an interest in working with younger children through early intervention. Teaching functional skills and striving to work achieve goals together with children and families is what drives me. It’s wonderful that I can make a difference to the way a child communicates on a daily basis.

I have grown up in Gippsland and am excited that I can work in this region that I love. Outside of work hours, I enjoy spending time on the farm with the many animals we have. I also enjoy spending my time at group fitness classes and plan to become an instructor in the near future.

I look forward to meeting you and working together to see your children flourish and meet their full potential.

 

Phoebe Wainer

Speech Pathologist

CPSP (Certified Practising Speech Pathologist)

MSPA (Member of Speech Pathology Australia)

My name is Phoebe and I’m looking forward to working with you and your child. I am a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with experience working with children who have a range of communication difficulties. 

I am passionate about working with children and their families to create functional goals.   Evidence based practice guides all my clinical decision making with a focus on fun, engaging, play-based activities.  I have experience working with children with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to speech and language difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, developmental delays as well as learning, fluency, literacy and hearing concerns.

Lydelle Joseph

Director and Speech Pathologist

CPSP (Certified Practising Speech Pathologist)

MSPA (Member of Speech Pathology Australia)

I use my specialist training in all areas of communication, additional studies in Inclusive Education and linguistics and my hands on experience to change kid’s lives by improving their communication. My experience includes helping hundreds of children to speak clearly, understand instructions, have conversations, and build relationships.

My flexible approach gets reluctant kids learning and developing skills without realising it.  The children enjoy learning and becoming successful communicators, parents gain confidence supporting their child’s development, and the whole family benefits from stronger connections as a result.

Xiu Ching Saw

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Hi Everyone, my name is Xiu Ching (sounds like Sue Ching). 

Outside of work, I am an avid cook and document many of my foodie adventures on Instagram. I also volunteer my time working with refugee children in Malaysia to support their education. 

Morgan Power

Client Experience and Administration Leader

Hi I’m Morgan.
I am the Client Experience and Administration Leader at Connecting Dots for Kids. Some of you may have already seen me around but I have recently started working with this great team. 
I have several years experience in medical reception, but working with speech pathologists is new to me. It’s such an interesting field to work in and am looking forward to learning heaps more.
I am a mother of two young girls (1 & 2yrs) who are very energetic and keep me on my toes. My partner and I live out of town on a couple of acres with our 3 Alpacas, 1 Lamb and 2 dogs.
We help with the following areas
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Speech

Is your child hard to understand or mispronouncing words?
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Language

Does your child have difficulty following instructions or using sentences?

Social Skills

Can your child participate in conversations, understand facial expressions, and use eye contact?

Other Ways to Communicate

Is your child struggling with their communication needs through speech alone?

Literacy

Is your child struggling to make sense of letters and words?

Who we work with

We see children from 18 months to 18 years at home, childcare, school or other community settings. This may include

  • working with the child individually or in a group
  • training parents or carers
  • providing advice or consultancy to early childhood professionals
  • sharing research evidence and practical ideas through my online platforms.