OUR SPEECH PATHOLOGY TEAM
Catherine de Beaux
Catherine is a Director of Smart Talk Therapy for Kids and provides services at our Wembley and Joondalup practices, as well as at schools.
Catherine has over twenty years experience in both disability and mainstream caseloads, has additional training in Orofacial Myology and is PROMPT trained.
Catherine has a special interest in early language, Autism and literacy. She is passionate, energetic and loves discovering how children’s minds and brains develop to help them achieve their goals.
When she isn’t working she can be found with her husband, two crazy cool sons or tending her plant babies. Catherine also loves jazz, anything creative or design-orientated and catching up for coffee with friends.
Lauren is a Director of Smart Talk Therapy for Kids. Lauren provides speech pathology services at our Wembley practice and loves working in the school environment. Lauren is passionate about continuing to expand her knowledge and skills and loves consulting with other health and educational professionals.
Lauren has a special interest in school-aged language, literacy and articulation. Lauren was one of the first speech pathologists in WA to undertake extra training in orofacial myology and is passionate about helping children stop sucking their thumbs. Lauren divides her time seeing clients and managing and supporting the Smart Talk team.
When she isn’t working, she can be found hanging out with her husband, playing with her litttle girl and catching up with friends. Lauren loves being a mum, baking, watching period dramas and anything to do with chocolate.
Hannah is a Senior Speech Pathologist at Smart Talk Therapy for Kids. Hannah provides Speech Pathology services at our Wembley and Joondalup practices, as well as at schools.
Hannah has experience working with children of all ages and has a special interest in developing speech and language skills in preschool-aged children. Hannah also maintains a strong interest in developing literacy skills for school-aged children and has additional training in the Sounds Write phonics programme, as well as Orofacial Myology.
Hannah is actively involved in clinical support and mentoring for the Smart Talk team. Hannah prides herself on building a strong rapport with children and their families and ensures her approach to therapy is fun and collaborative for all involved.
When Hannah isn’t at Smart Talk, she can be found at the beach, shopping or planning her next overseas adventure.
Genevieve provides therapy at our Wembley clinic-based and in schools. She loves working with children of all ages but especially enjoys helping younger kids with pre-literacy and literacy development.
She also has experience working with individuals with a wide range of disabilities, and has basic training in Auslan.
She loves long road trips, camping, and exploring the countryside with her husband and young son.
Emma provides speech pathology services at our Joondalup practice as well as at schools and is a Sounds-Write certified practitioner.
Emma has additional training in orofacial myology and Key Word Sign. Emma has special interests in early language, social skills, Autism, and receptive and expressive language.
Emma prides herself on her enthusiasm and bringing positive energy into sessions to help children achieve their goals.
When she isn’t working, she can be found dancing, admiring her indoor plants, and doing Pilates. Emma loves nothing more than curling up with a good book, eating chocolate and gardening.
Lisa provides Speech Pathology services at our Rockingham practice as well as within schools.
Lisa has additional training in Auslan (sign language) having worked as an interpreter for over 10 years. She is also trained in Orofacial Myology, Key Sign and Sounds Write. Lisa has special interests in stuttering, literacy and hearing impairment.
Lisa is enthusiastic about helping students build confidence and realise their goals in a supportive, flexible environment.
When she is not working, Lisa can be found out and about adventuring with her family. Lisa loves nothing more than relaxing with a good book or catching up with friends over coffee.
Courtney provides speech pathology services at our Wembley practice as well as at schools, and has additional training in Orofacial Myology.
Courtney has a special interest in school-aged language, literacy and articulation. She enjoys helping to develop children’s speech and language skills through fun, individualised therapy.
When she isn’t working, Courtney can be found having fun with her friends and family, watching the West Coast Eagles and taking her dog Maci for a walk. She also loves to travel, bake brownies and watch classic movies.
Kelly provides Speech Pathology services at our Wembley and Joondalup practices, as well as at schools.
Kelly developed a passion for teaching language skills to students while she was an early childhood educator. This prompted her to further her studies and become a Speech Pathologist. Kelly’s background in education has provided her with valuable skills enabling her to ensure that individual therapy goals generalise into the classroom environment. Prior to joining the Smart Talk team, Kelly worked as Speech Pathologist at schools around Perth. Kelly has a special interest in early intervention for articulation, phonology and language skills and helping children develop their social skills.
When Kelly isn’t working, she can be found curled up with a good book, watching movies with her puppy or writing.
Sam provides Speech Pathology services at our vibrant Joondalup practice as well as within schools.
Sam has a special interest in early language, literacy and articulation. She brings her enthusiasm and energy to each session, and helps children reach their goals in a fun, supportive environment. After all kids that are engaged are more likely to reach goals more quickly.
When she isn’t working, Sam can be found at the beach, catching up with friends, or curled up with a good book.
OUR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TEAM
Amanda is a Senior Occupational Therapist providing services at our Joondalup practise, within schools and also at homes.
Amanda is passionate about discovering what is unique about each child that she supports, and in doing so loves to link the child’s strengths and interests into their time together. She is particularly interested in supporting emotional and sensory regulation, and having completed her Yoga Teacher Training enjoys linking yoga principles into sessions where relevant.
Amanda has experience supporting a range of ages and abilities. Above all, she believes therapy should be fun and prides herself on her ability to find creative ways to teach kids new skills.
When Amanda isn’t at Smart Talk you can find her getting bendy on the yoga mat, out in nature, exploring new places or cooking up a feast.
Naomi is a senior occupational therapist who provides OT services at our Wembley practice. She has over 20 years of experience working in disability organisations, private practice settings and in schools.
Naomi loves being a therapist because she thinks children are the funniest and most interesting humans on Earth and every day is creative and different. Naomi enjoys forming strong, collaborative relationships with families and children to help them achieve their goals. She is Talk 4 Writing trained with a special interest in developing written expression and using assistive software especially in students with specific learning disorders, developmental coordination disorder and autism.
Naomi loves group training, writing and chasing beauty and bargains online. She is house-mad wannabe designer who can be found pottering about the house and organising more than is strictly necessary. On the weekends, Naomi loves sleep-ins and going on outdoor adventures and trips with her husband, 3 kids and super dog Chewie.
OUR ADMINISTRATION TEAM
Cheri is our part-time receptionist and accounts manager at our Wembley office. She loves children so working at Smart Talk is perfect. It gives her a chance to interact with some younger children, as her two gorgeous sons are adults now!
When time and money allows she loves to travel with her husband. She also loves going to the movies, listening to music, reading and walking in the bush, since moving to the hills recently.
Jess de Beaux
Jess is one of our receptionist at the Wembley Office. She has only recently come back to the work force after 9 years of being a stay at home mum. Now that both her girls (aged 6 & 9) are at school full time she is happy to be back working in a child centred office setting. On her days off she volunteers at her daughters’ school as a member of the school P&C and head of the fundraising subcommittee. She also loves a good Netflix marathon relaxing on the couch with her cats and her husband.
Yvette is a receptionist at our Joondalup office. She has spent the last 15 years working in a busy physiotherapy practice, from part time receptionist right thru to office manager. After a long and rewarding period of employment she was ready to make a change. The chance to work in a child rich environment is the main reason Smart Talk was a perfect fit for Yvette. She loves all things kids! She has 3 grown up kids, still living at home. In her time away from the office, you will find Yvette spending time with her husband or curled up on the couch with her fur babies Tank and Dozer, watching her favourite TV shows.