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.