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Speech Pathologists in Subiaco

Speech Pathologists provide comprehensive assessments and tailored therapy to each individual child. With patience and professionalism, and fun-filled, learning enriched sessions, they help children to speak, listen, read, write, understand and reach their full potential.

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They work closely with your family to empower you to feel confident in helping your child’s speech and language development.

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Speech Pathologists
at Baby Steps

Clare Andrews

Clare’s bold and bright personality makes it easy for her to connect with her patients. Her wealth of experience in neurological conditions and her training in communication devices means she can deliver high quality support to patients and carers alike.

Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours, from Edith Cowan University
Completed McNeil Dysphagia Program and PhoRTE geriatric voice therapy
PODD trained
Trained in the assessment, prescription and implementation of eye-gaze and EMG switch systems for people with complex communication needs

Worked across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
Worked in the NDIS space for 7 years, supporting adults with progressive neurological conditions and developmental disabilities
Currently working in aged care private practice, in the public sector in the Adult Mental Health Neuropsychiatric inpatient at North Metro Health
Currently the WA co-rep for AGOSCI WA (Australian Group Supporting Communication Inclusion)

Acquired neurological disorders
Adult communication and swallowing management
Adult voice disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems
Training support staff and carers in mealtime management and communication supports

Captivated by musical theatre and opera
Mildly adventurous culinary explorer
Seasoned traveller who has taught English in France and Italy

Claudia Wagenaar Speech Pathologist at Baby Steps Health Centre

Claudia Wagenaar

Aptly described by many as a breath of fresh air, Claudia makes it easy to see why. Her passion for her work is felt in the innate fun of her therapy, and kids never need convincing to attend her sessions.

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honors from Curtin University
‘Sounds Write’ literacy program with Sounds Write
Trained in the Lidcombe Program (stuttering therapy)
The Hanen Centre – Certificates in ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ (early intervention therapy)

Spent three years working with the Child Development Services
Now enjoys private practice with Perth Speech Pathology

Speech sound disorder
Language delays
Stuttering and literacy difficulties

Food and family above all else
Loves working with children

Gabby Ryder

With her warm and bubbly personality, Gabby naturally puts others at ease. A people-person and an empath at heart, what Gabby loves most is building supportive relationships with her clients, where they feel heard, valued and accepted.<

Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Edith Cowan University
Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

As a recent graduate, Gabby brings enthusiasm and a fresh perspective into her therapy. She is well equipped with a strong academic foundation, and ample hands-on experience. Gabby has worked with children in the WA Country Health Service and in Perth metropolitan school-based teams, and has worked with adults in stroke/acquired brain injury rehabilitation services across the Perth metro area.

Special Interests
Neurological Conditions
Stroke & Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Lover of music & novice vinyl collector
Proud parent to her many green children (plants)
Huge fan of custard tart

Nicole Torre Speech Pathologist at Baby Steps Health Centre

Nicole Torre

Hugely popular with the children who visit Baby Steps for speech therapy, Nicole has a unique way of understanding kids at every level. Personable and highly social, she takes a child focused approach to therapy that makes kids feel safe and supported in their sessions.

LSVT LOUD certified clinician
PROMPT certified clinician
Trained in the Lidcombe approach (stuttering treatment)
Key Word sign presenter

Founder and Principal Speech Pathologist at Perth Speech Pathology
Over 20 years’ experience
Worked in the community, disability sector and hospital settings

Swallowing management for people after strokes, progressive diseases and neurological disorders
Communication difficulties

Currently learning to kite surf
Loves to kayak and go hiking
Always on an adventure

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Book a Speech Pathologist at Baby Steps.

The Clinical Guidance Committee advise Baby Steps on all clinical matters effecting the health practitioners within our centre. It’s members gather together to discuss and develop guidelines relating to:

Meetings are held several times a year, or at the request of Baby Steps for specific clinical advice. It is lead by a chairperson and educational coordinator, elected by the group of participating health practitioners.

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If you’re looking for support, contact our Practice Manager Michelle Bredemeyer
08 9387 2844