Michelle Taylor, B.App.Sc (Speech Pathology), CPSP, Director
Michelle has over a decade of experience working in Paediatric Speech Pathology. She has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention and school age clinics, playgroups, preschools, and schools, in Private Practice and NGOs. She has extensive experience and knowledge working with children with developmental disorders, communication, Dyslexia, literacy and speech needs.
Michelle has a keen interest in wholistic assessment and management of children with Learning Difficulties and speech sound disorders. Michelle has completed many workshops as well as run presentations for parents, other professionals and education staff. She is PROMPT trained and holds a level 5 certificate in Teaching Children with Learning Difficulties which she completed while working in a specialist school for children with Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties in London.
Michelle is a mother of two who understands the needs of families and endeavours to provide family-centred therapy for her clients.
Brooke Fitzgerald, B.App.Sc (Speech Pathology), CPSP, Director
Brooke Fitzgerald (previously Calpis) has over a decade of experience working in Paediatric Speech Pathology, with the majority of this time being within the Sutherland Shire. She is also a mother of three!
Brooke has worked in a variety of settings, including preschools, schools and home based intervention. She has vast experience in a range of therapy approaches to treat speech, language, fluency (stuttering) and reading, spelling and writing skills. She has run many workshops in preschools and schools, providing inservice training to teachers and information for families.
Brooke is a passionate and committed therapist who builds strong relationships with her clients, their families and other health professionals. She strives to constantly improve her knowledge and skills by reguarly participating in professional courses.
Adrienne Del Din, Occupational Therapist, BHlthSc., MOT, MOTA, MAHPRA
Adrienne is one of Leap's wonderful Occupational Therapists. She is passionate about ensuring that her therapy helps client's achieve greater engagement and confidence in their everyday skills.
Adrienne's gentle and friendly approach enables client's to feel comfortable in the clinic and happy to attend and work hard towards their goals. Adrienne has experience working with children in schools, in the clinic and in their home environment. Her experience includes working closely with children with learning difficulties, autism and other developmental delays.
Adrienne is always keen to further develop her professional knowledge through continuing Professional Development in order to keep up-to-date with all new research and information to best treat her clients.
Kristina Vulkanovski, Speech Pathologist, B.App.Sc (Speech Pathology), CPSP
Kristina is a highly-motivated and energetic Speech Pathologist. She provides a fun, family-centered approach to therapy and tailors her sessions to suit the needs of her clients.
Kristina has worked with young children, and school-aged children (primary and high school) across various settings including schools, preschools, private clinics, home setting and community health centres in Sydney and Darwin. Kristina has worked alongside many health professionals and loves to take a holistic approach to intervention.
Kristina is committed to ongoing professional development and maintains evidence-based practice in all her work. Kristina is formally trained in Hanen ‘More Than Words’ program and is accredited in the THRASS course for reading and spelling difficulties. Kristina has also completed introductory courses in DIR Floortime.
Jessica Beshara, Speech Pathologist, B.Speech Path, MSPA, CPSP
Jessica is one of our vibrant and enthusiastic Speech Pathologists at Leap. Jessica has a sweet and caring manner that ensures clients and their families feel at ease in the clinic.
Jessica is motivated and passionate in developing goals and activities that children are able to work towards and achieve success with while having fun! She has a particular interest in speech sound disorders, language speech delays and disorders and literacy. She always ensures sessions are fun and rewarding for her clients.
Jessica is trained in the explicit phonics programme 'Sounds Write' and keeps up to date with the latest research and undertakes consistent professional development to ensure she is providing all of her clients with the best possible therapy and outcomes.
Eva Lndsay, Speech Pathologist, B.Speech Path, MSPA, CPSP
Eva is one of our motivated and caring Speech Pathologists at Leap. Her calm manner ensure that children always feel comfortable in their sessions and therefore achieve to their best.
Eva enjoys creating vibrant and engaging sessions for all of her clients. She believes it is important to involve parents, families, teachers and other professionals closely throughout the assessment and therapy process to maximise progress towards functional goals outside the clinic.
Eva has experience working with children in a variety of settings including private clinics, primary school and community health centres.
Eva is committed to ongoing learning by keeping up to date with the latest research and attending professional development courses.
Renee McMahon, Practice Manager, Early Childhood Educator/ Trainer
Renee is the friendly and very helpful Practice Manager at Leap Therapy Group. Renee is an Early Childhood Educator and Trainer. She has extensive knowledge in early development of children and a wealth of experience in Early Education. Renee is trained in social skills group programs and school readiness teaching.
Renee's lovely nature ensures a friendly and welcoming environment within the clinic for staff and clients as well as valuable experience in early childhood development and education.
Kathryn McCallum, Practice Manager
Kath is our other friendly and very helpful Practice Manager at Leap. She has 20 years experience in administration and office management. Her skills and organisation are a valuable asset to the team.
Kath is the mother of two beautiful daughters and provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the clinic for our staff and families.
Natasha Dixon, Practice Manager
Tash is one of our lovely Practice Managers. She has many years of experience in HR and came to Leap with a passion for being part of helping people. Tash is also our intake officer at Leap and her ability to support families through this process is invaluable.
Tash has a gentle, warm and welcoming presence which easily sets new and current clients and their families at ease.