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

·       Multisensory Structured Learning (MSL) training for literacy

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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ROSY PEARCE:
APPLIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYST

 

Rosy is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) and has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for 15 years. Over this time, Rosy has worked in a variety of locations designing and implementing early intensive ABA programs, with age groups ranging from 1-14 years of age. Rosy has a passion for evidenced based treatment, ensuring best outcomes for all that she serves. In her own time, Rosy enjoys dancing, stand up paddle boarding and playing with her pets.

BRACHA TSAP:
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

 

Bracha is a certified and experienced Speech Pathologist with a strong passion for improving quality of life through her clinical skills. Following completion of her Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree in 2006, she has had the privilege of being part of multiple environments of practice within the education system and private practices. Bracha has completed a number of specialised training which include Introduction to PROMPT, BLADES Language Therapy and Management of School Aged Stuttering. She was also part of the National Speech Pathology Conference in 2014. Her clinical skills combined with strong dedication and values, allow excellent flexibility in supporting our team and families.

NICOLA ANGLIN:
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

 

Nicola is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who graduated from La Trobe University with a Master of Speech Pathology. She has worked and volunteered with children, adolescents and adults in clinical, educational and hospital settings. Nicola is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and participates in the association’s Professional Self Regulation program. She continues to develop her knowledge and skills in areas including Key Word Sign, Cued Articulation and the Hanen and Early Start Denver Model approaches to autism.


Nicola is particularly passionate about voice in children and adults and has a special interest in voice feminisation for transgender clients. As leader of the Victorian Voice Interest Group, Nicola organises professional development events for speech pathologists to update their knowledge and skills and promote evidence-based therapy. She is also trained in the internationally renowned Lee Silverman Voice Technique for individuals with Parkinsons disease.

With her caring and creative approach, Nicola builds working relationships with clients quickly and personalises therapy for every individual. She involves the client’s support network to ensure outcomes are successfully transferred from the clinic to everyday life.

ANTONIA McCURDY:
FAMILY SUPPORT COORDINATOR

 

Antonia is a Masters of Speech Pathology student and is our Family Support Coordinator. Antonia is our point of call for initial contact, scheduling and social media queries. She has a strong passion in literacy and has completed the Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) training for literacy and language development. Her interest in learning and connecting to families is in line with our goal of maintaining a family centred clinic.