1. Core Beliefs
  2. Our Team
  3. Our Clinic
  4. Our Process
  5. Partnerships

NICHOLS PAKKIAM:
SENIOR SPEECH PATHOLOGIST AND PRACTICE MANAGER

Nichols (Nic) is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who graduated from University of Queensland with a Masters of Speech Pathology. He is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is involved in their professional self-regulation program. He has worked across a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, community health, supported accommodation and education. He has extensive experience working complex disorders and managing diverse needs. Nic has had additional training in:

·       PROMPT (dyspraxia)

·       Verbal Motor Learning (dyspraxia)

·       Early Start Denver Model

·       Lidcombe for stuttering

·       AAC with complex disabilities

·       SOS for feeding

·       Hanen “Takes Two to Talk”

·       Teaching people with visual and hearing impairments

Nic is passionate about helping families with children with complex and multiple disabilities and play based therapy.

Nic is also the practice manager of the Voice Within. As Practice Manager, he is our liaison person for any queries, cancellations or payments, and will be able to answer all of your questions relating to appointments, costs and resources to assist your time at the Voice Within.

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VERONICA CHAN:
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

Veronica completed her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in 2014, following her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, with a double major in Linguistics and Spanish. Prior to being a speech language pathologist, she worked in the University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Speech and Hearing Sciences) as a research assistant, where she gained knowledge and hands on skills working with multilingual children and families.

Veronica has joined the Voice Within team since 2015 and she has rich experience managing a variety of complex cases. She is a passionate therapist and devotes maximum energy to succeeding. She continues to increase her knowledge and has undergone different professional development programs in the areas of autism, stuttering, ADHD, phonological awareness, swallowing and apraxia of speech.

Veronica is also a multilingual speaker of Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Spanish. She is passionate in bringing out the best potential that is within a child. She believes in the importance of using a child’s special talents and interests to develop speech, language and communication goals. She looks forward to providing multilingual speech therapy services to children and families that are in need.

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BROOKE PERRIN:
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

Brooke joined the Voice Within team in 2017 and has completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She enjoys working closely with her clients and their families to ensure practice is achievable, and their goals are functional and relevant to their needs. Brooke believes that everyone learns best when they are having fun, so she strives to make each session as enjoyable for her clients as possible while pushing them to achieve their goals.Brooke enjoys assisting her clients in multiple areas including::

·       Articulation and Sound Production

·       Receptive and Expressive Language Abilities

·       Social Skills

·       Literacy Development

Brooke tailors each of her sessions to her individual clients needs and ensures that they feel supported throughout their time at The Voice Within.