Our Approach & Values
At Straight Talk Speech Pathology we love helping children! We believe everyone has the right to communicate – including children.
Right from the assessment we will try to get to know your child and your family. If speech therapy is recommended for your child we will target their goals in an individual style to suit each child and family. Parents are encouraged to be a part of the therapy journey. Our aim is to show you ways to support your child’s development so that they are receiving ‘therapy’ even when they are not with their therapist.
Therapy is usually based at one of our clinics, in Bibra Lake or Gosnells, but can also be arranged at your child’s school, child care centre or home.
Hello! I’m Esther
Principal Speech Pathologist
Esther Wilson is the Principal Speech Pathologist at Straight Talk Speech Pathology. She graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Science) and maintains membership with Speech Pathology Australia as a Certified Speech Pathologist. Esther began working with people with disabilities as a carer for the Cerebral Palsy Association whilst studying which led her into her first Speech Pathology position working in early intervention at Disability Services Commission. This gave Esther a great foundation for working with families to help their children with developmental delays to develop communication and mealtime skills.
Esther moved into private practice in 2012 where she continues to support families to help their children. In private practice she developed a special interest in literacy and loves to see children’s light bulb moments when they catch on to the reading and writing code. Esther loves children experiencing success with tricky things and learning while they play. Esther has worked with multiple schools consulting with teachers and helping develop programs to develop the language skills of kindergarten and pre-primary students. Esther maintains certification with Speech Pathology Australia by regular professional development. She has completed extra qualifications in Hanen It Takes Two To Talk, Lidcombe Stuttering Program, Key Word Sign and Sounds Write. As a busy mum herself, Esther understands the pressures of fitting children’s therapy and home practice into life, and tries really hard to make home practice practical, easy and fun! At home she is surrounded by energetic boys, dogs and chickens! She loves camping, diving and exploring the great Australian bush.
Zoe loves working with children and families in early intervention, speech sounds, language and literacy. Zoe has a special knack at making learning fun!
She graduated with honours from Curtin University and has been committed to maintaining her understanding of evidence based practice since.
When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find her reading, cooking or watching Bluey with her family.
Carla joined the Straight Talk team early in 2015. Since graduating at the top of her class at Curtin University in 2013, Carla has continued her commitment to providing a high quality service to her clients.
Carla sees pre-school aged through to school aged children and has experience in early intervention, speech sounds, language, fluency (stuttering) and literacy.
Carla enjoys seeing her clients make progress and sharing in the excitement of the big and small moements of success in therapy!
In her spare time you can find her baking sweet treats or spending time at the beach.
Chiara has been a Speech Pathologist for over 15 years and loves working with pre-school aged children. Her passion and speciality is working with toddlers to help them with their first words and beyond. Chiara also loves working with children with speech sound difficulties. She has trained in PROMPT, Lidcombe, Floortime/DIR model, Parent-Child-Interaction Therapy and the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme. She is also a Key Word Sign Presenter.
On the weekend you’ll find Chiara hanging out with her husband and two young kids, searching for a good cup of coffee near the playground!
Jasmine is passionate about working with families to support pre-school and school-aged children in the areas of speech, language, social skills, literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Jaz’s specific interest in literacy has seen her undertake extra training in the Sounds Write Literacy program. Jaz also has specialised experience in supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Jasmine is passionate about working with families and individuals, creating goals that are important to each individual and is excited to make therapy fun and engaging for everyone. Away from work you’ll find Jaz at the beach, catching up with friends.
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