Speech Pathologist

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What we do

Baby Steps Speech Pathologists provide comprehensive assessments and tailored therapy to each individual child. With patience and professionalism, and fun-filled, learning enriched sessions, we help children to speak, listen, read, write, understand and reach their full potential. We work closely with your family to empower you to feel confident in helping your child’s speech and language development. 

Our play-based approach to therapy is tailored to fit your child’s needs and fosters a fun, exciting and supportive environment where your child’s ability to communicate can blossom. Our approach enables us to help your child develop in the crucial developmental years of their life.

We work closely with parents, teachers and other professionals to ensure a collaborative service. We provide screening assessments upon request from schools for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary grades. These assess speech, language, and early literacy skills in order to give feedback to the school and parents to target early intervention where required.

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Meet our Team

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Nicole Torre

Principle Speech Pathologist​

Nicole has 20 years experience in providing communication and swallowing services to children and adults in the community, disability sector and hospital settings. 

She provides diagnosis and treatment for children with speech, language, stuttering and feeding issues as well as swallowing management for people after strokes, progressive diseases and neurological disorders.  She has training in the PROMPT technique (speech treatment), the Lidcombe approach (stuttering treatment), LSVT (voice treatment) and is a Key Word sign presenter. She is also a trained SOS feeding therapist.

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Katie Milton

Senior Speech Pathologist​

Katie special interests in the areas of fluency and voice (this includes the prevention of voice disorders). 

Katie is able to provide gender affirming voice training to trans and gender diverse individuals. Throughout her career, Katie has worked with both adults and children with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties from working in the disability sector to aged care, hospital and private practice settings. Katie is currently involved in research and teaching at both undergraduate and masters level in her areas of interest (fluency and voice). She is a certified PROMPT and LSVT LOUD clinician. Katie is skilled in providing Telehealth and passionate about this mode of treatment.

Emily Wan Speech Pathologist

Emily Wan​

Speech Pathologist​

Emily enjoys working in all areas of Speech Pathology with clients across the lifespan. She has a background in disability, community, and clinic settings and has worked with clients with complex communication needs and diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Emily is passionate about client autonomy, and developing positive and trusting therapeutic relationships with her clients and their families to achieve the best outcomes in intervention. Some of her favourite areas to work with include early language, social skills, articulation and fluency. She works with both children and adults and is passionate about improving quality of life using relevant, up-to-date evidence-based practice. Emily is a PROMPT certified Speech Pathologist, and is also trained in Hanen® – It Takes Two to Talk® and the Sounds~Write literacy program.

Claudia Wagenaar

Speech Pathologist​

Claudia completed a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours from Curtin University. 

She has is trained in the ‘Sounds Write’ literacy program with Sounds Write, the Lidcombe Program (stuttering therapy) and ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ (early intervention therapy) at The Hanen Centre.

She spent three years working with the Child Development Services, and now enjoys private practice with Perth Speech Pathology.

Her special interests include speech sound disorder, language delays and stuttering and literacy difficulties.

Supporting communication for the wellbeing of our clients.