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About Us

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At Nurture Nest, we:

  • Have a commitment to ongoing learning and development.
  • Are connected to a strong referral network for interdisciplinary communication.
  • Have specialist early intervention experience in the disability sector.

The core values that guide our everyday interactions

Integrity
We seek to protect each unique individual. We respect the privacy of clients and their families. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, disability, or communication modality. We celebrate neurodivergence and welcome the opportunity to connect, to acquire a deeper level of understanding and compassion for all that share their lives with us.

Professionalism
We maintain a high level of professionalism in all that we do, as we seek to support people’s communication and mealtime functioning. We speak and behave in a respectful manner and maintain suitable objectivity in our work. We form and maintain collaborative relationships with the community in which we work.

Respect and Care
We respect the rights and dignity of our clients, their families and the professionals with whom we interact. We set forth with nurturing and caring intent, to support and empower those around us. We seek to understand cultural and familial context and the rich impacts of past experience on present functioning.

Quality Standards and Continuing Competence
We value knowledge sharing and life-long learning, and acknowledge the need for commitment to ongoing professional development. We maintain our certified practicing status with Speech Pathology Australia and keep abreast of evidence-based practices. We seek supervision and support as appropriate.

Meet the team

Anna

Director and Speech Pathologist

Anna is an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist and Mother to 2 beautiful young boys, each on their own therapy journeys. She has worked predominantly in the paediatric sector for the entirety of her career, across both Public and Private sectors, having graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2008. Anna is passionate about connecting with small children and making them feel special and celebrated as they tackle challenges and see their potential. She is a strong advocate for emotional well being for her clients and their families.

Anna has since worked in specialist early intervention teams, closely alongside Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Allied Health Assistants, and so brings a holistic approach to her therapy. Anna provides clinical supervision to Speech-Language Pathologists across the country, and has maintained Certified Practising Membership with Speech Pathology Australia. She believes in life-long learning and that every child that crosses her path teaches her something new.

In her free time, Anna loves to get out in nature with her family, relax at hot yoga, listen to music, and wine and dine with friends.

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  • HANEN It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words – certified
  • DIR Floortime; Beginner and Advanced Courses, 3 years of fortnightly individual mentorship with a Senior DIR SLP
  • PODD – low-technology and adaptation for alternative access
  • SOS Feeding – individual and group therapy, including working with children on the Autism Spectrum, and those with Tube Feeding
  • Attachment-informed Speech Pathology – Step in to Step Out
  • PROMPT
  • Babble and Munch’s Paediatric Feeding Development
  • Barbara Dodd’s DEAP training
  • Reading Doctor
  • Diane Bahr’s Best Practices in Paediatric Motor Speech and Feeding
  • Australian Orofacial Myology Symposium
  • Max’s House Conference for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • AGOSCI conference for AAC
  • PPP and PPP Stepping Stones Presenter training
  • Makaton (Key Word Sign)
  • Sounds Write – certified
  • DTTC -Dynamic Temporal-Tactile Cueing for Apraxia of Speech
  • HANEN Red Flags for Motor Speech Disorder in early intervention
  • Story Champs Narrative Assessment and Intervention
  • Speech Pathology Australia Narrative – From Research to Practice
  • Story Champs Master Class
  • Neurodiversity-Affirming Speech Pathology Clinical Supervision
  • Speech Pathology Australia Cultural Responsiveness Training
  • DTTC
  • Adina Levy Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices
  • Sue Larkey’s Top Tips for Transition to School
  • Meaningful Speech – AAC for GLP’s Modules
  • Key Word Sign Australia Day 2023
  • HANEN Assessing and Facilitating Sentence Diversity in Early Language Intervention Webinar
  • Two Phases of Post-Operative Frenectomy Care: Active Wound Management & Neuromuscular Re-Education
  • Key Word Sign Australia Awareness Day conference
  • Evidence-based interventions and strategies for children with DLD (DLD.org)
  • Social Thinking – Demystifying Executive Functions

​Anna is an active member of a number of professional groups such as:

  • Queensland Paediatric Dysphagia Special Interest Group
  • Brisbane Private Practitioner Network.
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Brianna

Speech Pathologist

Brianna graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland in 2022, and is the newest full-time member of the Nurture Nest Team. Brianna is the oldest of 4 siblings, and has extensive experience working with children throughout her university degree, having held a long-term position within the Outside of School Hours program in the Catholic Education system.

Brianna has a passion for early intervention and for supporting families holistically, seeing the child as a whole with all their unique characteristics, strengths and support needs. Brianna’s thesis paper explored the long-term outcomes of Auditory-Verbal Training intervention for children with hearing impairment.

Brianna is a caring, compassionate and skilled young Therapist. She has completed additional professional certification in Paediatric feeding in the neurodiverse population and is certified as an Introductory DIR Floortime therapist. She will be attending the PROMPT course mid-year and is completing her DTTC training also.

In her spare time, Brianna enjoys spending time with friends, family and her partner and travelling.

  • DIR Floortime 101 Certified Clinician
  • PROMPT certified Clinician (pending)
  • Neurodiversity Affirming Speech Pathology Clinical Supervision
  • Paediatric Feeding in the Neurodevelopmental Population
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing – DTTC
  • HANEN It Takes Two to Talk certified
  • PROMPT trained clinician
  • Adina Levy Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices
  • 12 months individual clinical supervision with outcome-driven framework completed
  • Meaningful Speech NLA certification completed
  • Informed Page Set Selection IN AAC: How to Choose a Page Set or App for Your Communication Device (in-process)

Let’s work together

If you’re interested in your child joining our waitlist for assessment and therapy, we would love to hear from you.