Brigitte completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, at La Trobe University in 2002. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is registered as a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
Brigitte has over 15 years of experience working with children with speech, language and communication delays and disorders, and is dedicated to working closely with families to achieve the best outcomes for their child. Brigitte works hard to make sessions fun and motivating. At the end of each session, Brigitte makes sure each family have a plan and understand what to work on before the next session to ensure maximum progress.
Since 2011 Brigitte has worked part time in a private Speech Pathology practice in Melbourne, supporting children with speech sound delays/disorders, literacy concerns and language delays as well as providing services under the Helping Children with Autism and BetterStart packages. She spent the rest of her week in an Early Intervention Centre, supporting children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families
Prior to this, Brigitte worked in London in a range of jobs with the National Health Service (NHS), including supporting children in mainstream primary and secondary schools, childcare centres and kindergartens. Brigitte developed a program to train Early Years Staff in developing language and communication across the region and spent some time delivering this.
Before going to London, Brigitte again worked in Early Intervention, providing individual and group services.
– Hanen: It takes two to talk – Empowering parents to become effective language facilitators for their child
– Parent Child Mother Goose – developing relationships and communication through music
– Karen Stagnetti: Learning to play – developing spontaneous imitation of pretend play skills, assisting children to understand the play of their peers and encourages emotional wellbeing
– DIR Floortime Training and Intensive Interaction – Promoting development by encouraging children to interact with parents and others through play.
– Lidcombe – therapy for young children who stutter
– Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems, including Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), social stories, sensory processing, high tech communication aids. Brigitte is skilled in creating and implementing visual communication supports.
– The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding program – offering an effective way to address problematic feeding behaviours in a variety of settings and populations.
Social Thinking – Ongoing training in the Social Thinking Program – Michelle Garcia Winner
Brigitte moved to Torquay early 2015 for her husband’s work and is juggling working in Private Practice with being a mum to two young children.