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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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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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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Natty’s Homemade Ice Cream Recipe (from online playgroup)

Materials:  Measuring spoons  Measuring cup  1 tbs Sugar  ½ cup milk or heavy whipping cream  ¼ tsp Vanilla extract  ½ cup Salt. Different types of salts, such as table salt or rock salt, will all work, but may give slightly different results.  Ice cubes (enough to fill the…

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We welcome Nataly!

My name is Nataly and I am so excited to be joining the DWSP team. I am amazed at just how much I have learnt in such a short time from the amazing individuals on the team. Everyone brings new knowledge, culture and ‘spice’ to the group, which I am hoping to absorb. I’m originally…

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Did you know humans swallow up to 700 times a day?

Senior Speech Pathologist, Tamsin, discusses what dysphagia is and how we can help Dysphagia – pronounced dis-fay-juh. It means  – “Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing” Did you know around 1 million Australians have dysphagia?  That is around 1 in 17 people who will experience some form of dysphagia in their lifetime. We swallow, on average around 700…

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A day of learning about lip and tongue ties with Dr Kestenberg

Our newest speech therapist, Amelia, was invited to spend the day with Dr. Jeffrey Kestenberg from Coburg Dental Group. Dr Kesteberg is a dentist who specialises in laser frenectomies, that is, the removal of lip, tongue and cheek ties by laser.   The Coburg Dental Group on Moreland Rd is really close to our new Coburg clinic,…

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Diana joins our team in May

We’ve been really lucky to fill our maternity leave therapy spaces with some super new clinicians.  In May we have Diana joining us at the Eltham, Coburg and Thornbury clinics.  Here she is in her own words! “My name is Diana and I am very excited to have joined the team at DWSP.  I’m particularly eager…

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Carolyn begins her Speech Pathology career with DWSP…

We don’t often bring on new graduates to the DWSP team, due to the demanding nature of our work – with families and clients providing feedback that they prefer working with more senior clinicians.  However, when we met Carolyn we were really excited to have her to begin her career with us. She’s dynamic, passionate…

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