Our Speech Pathologists

Kirsty Lay - Principal Speech Pathologist

BSpPath, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist 

Kirsty earned her Speech Pathology degree from La Trobe University in 2011 and has extensive experience working with paediatric clients in the mainstream setting. She is skilled in assessing and treating the speech and language abilities of paediatric and adolescent clients, with a particular interest in children's literacy development. Kirsty has also completed several years as a Speech Pathology Clinical Educator and trained future speech pathologists in conjunction with the Andrew Dean Fildes Foundation for Language-Learning Disabilities’ SHINE Program.

Holly O'Callaghan - Speech Pathologist

BPsySc BHlthSci MSpPath,  Certified Practising Speech Pathologist 

Holly completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences, and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University and is a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. Holly has experience working with children who have a range of speech, language, and pragmatic difficulties, as well as children on the autism spectrum. She is trained in the Sounds-Write linguistic phonics program for teaching reading and spelling, and the Hanen More Than Words program for providing intervention to children with autism spectrum disorder or social communication difficulties. Holly loves achieving her clients' goals through making therapy as fun as possible!

Lizzie Nadalin - Speech Pathologist

BAppSci MSpPath,  Certified Practising Speech Pathologist 

Lizzie has earned a Bachelor degree in Applied Science and a Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University. She is a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia and enjoys working with children of primary school age who have a range of communication difficulties. Lizzie is trained in the Lidcombe Program for the treatment of stuttering in children and the Sounds-Write linguistic phonics program for teaching reading and spelling. She has also volunteered extensively for various community organisations.

Siena Gavillucci - Speech Pathologist

BAppSci MSpPath,  Certified Practising Speech Pathologist 

Siena completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University and is a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents who present with literacy, speech, and language difficulties. Siena is trained in the Lidcombe Program to treat stuttering in children, and enjoys helping her clients with a variety of communication difficulties to reach their full potential!