Over 20 years ago I started my first job as a Speech Pathologist working in a hospital with a general caseload covering adults and children. Over the last 15 years (in between having three children of my own) I’ve honed my skills working in the field of Paediatric Speech and Language, which I have loved!! This year I moved in to school-based practice working with children across a range of difficulties in a mainstream education setting. I’m discovering just how life changing unlocking literacy can be for children who struggle in this area. Working with teachers, aides and parents to support my students’ skills and support their self-esteem has become my new passion. I have a busy family life that centres around my children’s school and sport activities which keeps me on my toes.