Talking Time Blog

Our New Northcote Digs

The silver lining of Melbourne’s lockdown 5.0, is that moving was still permitted. So we managed to squeeze a move in July and took over our new Northcote offices on the 2nd of August. Described by one client as “a magic castle” and by some parents as “gorgeous and restful” and by staff as “peaceful,…

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Professional Development Day

Have you ever wondered what our Speechies and OT’s do when they aren’t in session? Here is a peek into how we spend our time out of session. Owner and all-around legend, Dee, puts a large emphasis on team building and professional development and the Team pride themselves on keeping up with the most current…

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Maja Sormaz – Speech Pathologist

We welcome Maja to our Speech Pathology team! Maja approaches her therapy with a warm and compassionate nature. She enjoys working with children and finds it immensely rewarding to support them to achieve their communication goals. Maja has over 8 years experience working in schools and Department of Education roles in Melbourne and internationally. She…

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Amy Miko – our new Psychologist

Amy in Japan I am Amy, the newest member of the psychology team at Dee Wardrop’s clinic! I’m very excited to join the team and work alongside so many lovely, talented allied health professionals. A bit about me: I was born and raised in suburban Victoria but lived in Hungary for two years during my…

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Swallowing Awareness Day

On the 17th of March Speech Pathology Australia hostedSwallowing Awareness Day. Many Australians have difficulty swallowing and it can occur at any stage of life. Swallowing disorders or, dysphagia, can greatly affect the quality of life for sufferers. Difficulty swallowing can lead to greater risk of choking, malnutrition, and dehydration. In infants and children this…

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Welcome Jade to the OT team…

Jade (far right) Mario Karting in Tokyo, Japan – her favourite country in the world! My name is Jade, and I am so excited to have come on board the DWSP team as an occupational therapist. From the get-go it is clear that DWSP prides itself on team culture and continued professional learning and development,…

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We are hiring – come join us!

Our Team is Growing… Over the last year we have seen an increase in demand for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services in the schools we work in, and in our clinics.  We’re on the search for some new team members! We run practices across (Thornbury, Eltham, Footscray and Coburg) as well as in schools…

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COVID 19 Update: 18 October 2020

COVID 19 update:  As of Sunday 18 October – the Victorian Government has announced a return of face to face supports for Allied Health Practitioners.   The government had previously indicated that Allied Health re-opening will be subject to density quotas within buildings, and possibly to movement restrictions between sites. The Victorian Government has made a strong recommendation today…

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COVID-19 DWSP Update: Issued 29 September 2020

We have some new guidelines this week!  Here’s the run down: In good news for Melbourne, COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop, childcare is back and primary schools are set to return to campus in Week 2, Term 4.   It’s a very welcome change for us all, especially for parents with young children who have…

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Sarah will be joining DWSP in October!

Hello, I’m Sarah Young, Speech Pathologist.  It is a privilege to join the large community of colleagues at Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology. Melbourne has been my home since I returned from travels and time working in the UK.  Prior to that, I grew up in Adelaide with a family I cherish dearly. In this photo,…

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