Talking Time Blog

Meet Bridget Hall

How long have you been with DWSP? Just over 2 years. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP I’m a speech pathologist and I work with children of all ages. I thoroughly enjoy working with preschool children. What is your favourite part of your role? Seeing the improvements that my…

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Meet Rebecca Black

How long have you been with DWSP? I have been working at DWSP for 2 years   In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP I work as an Occupational Therapist. Many people don’t really know what that is or just think that it involves playing games all day long! My days…

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Meet Roxanne

Roxanne is a Speech Pathologist based at our Thornbury rooms and also working in several schools.  She enjoys supporting upper primary and secondary students in the school based setting.   How long have you been with DWSP? I have been part of the DWSP team for almost 3 years.    In a couple of sentences,…

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Conquering the Poos and Wees – Top Tips from the Professionals

Our Occupational Therapist, Rachel Hammond, checked in to give us some top tips for toilet training our little ones. Rachel says: Toilet training can be a really tricky time and achieving clean and dry can be a challenge for so many of our little people. Understanding your child’s current toilet routines and putting in place…

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One Family’s Story After 12 months of NDIS Funding.

One of the families we work with has elected to have services provided by DWSP through the National Disability Insurance Scheme and here is their story: This family initially came to us while their child (Zee) was undergoing an assessment for a diagnosis of Autism. At the same time, they were approached by the NDIA…

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Welcome Rachel Hammond

We’re very excited to officially welcome the latest addition to the DWSP team! Rachel Hammond joins DWSP as an Occupational Therapist drawing on her extensive background with a ride range of children and adults, including patients with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay, sensory processing issues and motor…

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary NDIS! A Review of the Year

The rollout, the reflection and relationships. The City of Darebin was one of the first Local Government Areas to be a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) national roll-out beginning 1 July 2016. As an established private practice located in Darebin, with a strong reputation for supporting clients with complex needs, we were…

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Meet Dani (Front Reception, Thornbury)

Dani’s will probably be the first smile you see when you enter our Thornbury clinic behind our reception desk. We asked her a few questions so you can get to know her a bit better!   What is your role at Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology? My main hat is running reception and administration support. I…

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DWSP Welcomes a new member to the Occupational Therapy Team

Welcome to DWSP, Jessica Marzan! We’re thrilled to add another new face to the Dee Wardrop Speech Therapy team; Jessica Marzan has joined us as an Occupational Therapist. Jess’ experience is in Occupational Therapy having graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelors of Occupational Therapy in 2015 and since has been working in paediatric Occupational…

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Park Play

There’s still a few weeks of warm weather before winter kicks in.  Make the most of the warmth and the opportunities for outdoorsy fun! We all know that outdoor and active play is vital for children’s development of motor skills – but playgrounds, parks and play centres are ALSO natural places for children to develop…

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