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, Sounds Write and PROMPT. 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.
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). Jaz has completed training in PROMPT therapy.
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.
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.
Zoe is currently on parental leave.
Haylee loves helping children and watching them grow! Haylee is up to date on the latest therapy techniques and has a knack at making things fun!
Haylee started with Straight Talk as a Therapy Assistant and has already fitted in well with the team.
Haylee loves catching up with her friends and hanging out with her fur babies.
Sofia has worked with children for over twenty years and loves taking part in a child’s growth and development along with their peers and role models.
She has worked as a teacher before completing a Master of Speech Pathology at Curtin University and is interested in supporting children in their early learning of communication as well as through the literacy skill development in primary school. Sofia believes no-one is too old to enjoy bubbles, play dough or a game, and learning is best facilitated through play and humour.
Sofia is from Sweden and is raising her own two children bilingually, speaking Swedish at home. On the weekend you’ll find her supporting her own kids at sporting events or enjoying some time at the beach or with a good book.
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