The Treehouse Geelong Autism Support Group Message Board › Recommended pschycologist and Speech therapist's
Private Speech Therapists Geelong
Alan Howarth 52433076
(Auditory memory disorders affecting language processing and literacy, school aged and
Amy Clews 0409795085
(Paediatric and school aged 0-18) Centre, home or school visits.
Interact speech pathology (home or school visits, autism experienced)
Caitlin Jolly (full time) 0412004634
Kate satori cross (part time) 0439911065
Jo McCartin (paediatrics, early intervention 0-18)
Signs and sounds speech pathology
217 Pakington St Geelong west 52227711
Gwyneth Wenlock 0412868379 part time, paediatrics 0-18 autism experienced
Kelly Murphy 0410427129
Monday Tuesday – speech path, Friday autism assessment. Paediatrics and Autism
Lucinda Nicholas 0413554632 (general paediatric autism, developmental delay and
Maria McCabe 0418292209 Mon Tues and Friday (0 to school entry)
Simone Hay “talk to me speech pathology” 52311885 Tues and wed, sat by appointment
general paediatric caseload 0-15
My daughter is only 8, but she sees Vanessa Wing Quay. I have found her to be brilliant for our needs. Hope this helps
Vanessa is amazing highly recommended!
Sam Wardlaw, she is the one of the psych for the public schools around geelong, but also does private work. she is wonderful. if you happen to have a child through nelson park, they have a service called Nirohda (i think thats how it's spelt) that will give you access to a psych/or councilors through the school. there is a waiting list.
I second Vanessa Wing Quay from Gateways. She has a private practice she runs outside of her working hours at Gateways ran from her home. She also bulk bills. You just need a referral. She has worked with my 3 kids from the past 6 years and is brilliant
Sonya Heath is great
If you are willing to drive to Werribee, Joanne Garfi is brilliant! She specialises in Aspergers and is particularly brilliant with teens. She has two older teenage girls herself, so can relate to you as the mum. She's only there a few days a week, works from the Werribee Hospital consulting rooms. She's hard to get into as she's really popular because she is so good! I highly recommend her. I was a mess with my aspie teen this time last year and she was so helpful, gave strategies and recommendations. She consulted with our paed at Children's Health. What can I say. We got a mental health plan which halved her fee. You also need a referral.
I use chris Mackey in west Geelong. I personally have a psych there. My two asd boys have 1 each. (Nick and I both see Megan Henderson). Recently I added our Dhs girl to the team. (She sees Emily hill as does Christian) Emily has and is working on anger management with christian. I cannot speak highly enough of both. Happy to provide more info.
Sonya Heath comes highly recommended. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about all to do with Autism. Also Colin McMeekin, Sam Wardlaw and Chris Mackey are all meant to b very good. Good luck!
Jodie Thomas Yorgey (she works with Nicole Carvill) is excellent and their fees are very reasonable when the mental health plan runs out
Vanessa Wing Quay is also awesome. She keeps me sane
Maree Stephens in Ocean Grove. ...Amazing.
Meg Wardlaw is just fantastic. My son sees her once every couple of months. He's 12, and really looks forward to seeing her. She's changed his life.
Good luck with your search. Vanessa is great - beautiful approach. My 6 yr old currently sees her about once a month (would live to go more often but demand for psychology is high).
If you can't get on her wait list her I'm sure she would recommend another psychologist.
We do our sessions through the health plan so it's 6 sessions then a further 4 per year bulk billed. A life saver...
Vanessa Wing Quay!
Vanessa Wing-Quay. Ph: 0408 494 104. Clinical psychologist with ASD /ADHD experience. Lindy Leitner (Psychologist). Associated Psychology Services.
Edited by sharon Demopoulos on Jan 15, 2014 11:09 AM