At Peninsula Speech Pathology Services we are committed to the ongoing development of our staff. We invest in training and career development for the whole team.

This enables us to improve our techniques all the time based on research outcomes. Applying an evidence-based practice ensures that our patients receive the most effective and relevant treatments.

our team

Megan Ingram

Speech Pathologist / Director

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The best part of my day is being able to see the huge leaps forward our children with speech difficulties regularly make.  Often starting out shy and reserved, it’s personally uplifting to watch them grow in confidence as they put into practice the strategies they have learned.  It’s especially rewarding to see the looks on their parents’ faces as it slowly dawns upon them that their child can achieve a happier outcome.

Everyone has the right to communication.  It enables the expression of needs and wants, interaction with others and connection to community.  It’s very satisfying to know our work can help achieve this for people who thought it may never happen.

If an adult or child in your life is experiencing communication or feeding difficulties that are causing you concern, please make contact.  We would love to help.

Margo O’Callaghan

Speech Pathologist / Director

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I came from a background in Customer Service and began my career as a Speech Pathologist over 20 years ago working with adults and the aged community. After a sea change to the Peninsula in 2001 to raise my family, I started work with PSPS in 2003, becoming a partner and Director in 2007.  I like to challenge myself, know how things ‘work’ and learn new things. The last 14 years have been spent developing expertise in Paediatric practice whilst continuing to work with adult clients.  I think I’ve learnt as much from my clients as might have from me. Seeing people strive so hard to be their best is humbling, and being able to contribute to their growth, a privilege. I love problem solving and coming up with novel ideas to help each individual. My family and I are proud, active members of the Disabled Surfers Association – Peninsula Branch. Secretly….I’m an old fashioned gal who can cook, sew, knit and ballroom dance!!

Tracey Ayton

Speech Pathologist

Jacinta Filliponi

Speech Pathologist

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Jacinta is a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.  Since graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, she has focussed on assessment and treatment of paediatric speech and language disorders. Jacinta has worked with a variety of clients including children with: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cleft Palate, Selective Mutism, and other disorders. Jacinta has worked in a wide variety of settings including private practice, the Department of Education and private schools. Jacinta is experienced in running group sessions as well as individual therapy. Jacinta also graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with majors in Anatomy, Human Biology and Physiology and has many years experience working closely with children as a Nanny.

Tayla Evans

Speech Pathologist

Julianne Trebilcock

Speech Pathologist

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Without giving anything away …. I have more than 20 years experience working in Early Intervention, having worked with various organisations including Yooralla, Illoura and Biala. My strength is disguising therapy through play and planning sessions “through the eyes of the child”.  I love engaging children this way. Fun is always a priority as is giving parents practical, functional and ‘doable’ strategies to use in everyday routines. I’m creative at heart, passionate about handmade craft –and proud to say I crochet a mean granny square!!

Tiahn Holloway

Speech Pathologist

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My experience as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist has been based across Early Intervention as well as Private Practice caseloads. I get a lot of satisfaction advocating for my clients to help them progress across all day to day settings. Seeing children develop new skills and watching parents feel supported and become less stressed is what I enjoy most about my job. When I’m not at work my three children (particularly my energetic two year old)  keep my active and busy.

Rachael Francis-Kiss

Speech Pathologist

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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.

Melanie Knight

Speech Pathologist

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Melanie is a qualified Speech Pathologist who has primarily worked with paediatrics since graduating 20 years ago. Her experience includes working within schools, community health, early intervention & hospital settings, as well as private practice. Melanie has a particular interest in working with children with literacy difficulties. She is currently working 1 day/week, running an early literacy program with the prep students at a local school.

Roshen Thomasz

Speech Pathologist

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Naomi Dick (BA, MSpPth, CPSP). I did not set out to become a speech pathologist, but landed in the profession as it combined my love of language and love of working with children. I have a specific interest in language and fluency disorders in school aged children. My work has allowed me to build relationships with children, families and schools and make meaningful contributions to the lives of my clients. I love to laugh and have a lot of energy, so I try to channel this into creating fun and unique therapy sessions. I believe that using humour enhances engagement, and in turn improves children’s outcomes.

Mark Le

Speech Pathologist

Brooke Perrin

Speech Pathologist

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Brooke has been a Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Speech Pathology Services since July 2017. She understands that sometimes learning speech and language concepts can be difficult for some of our clients, which is why she is passionate about making her sessions as engaging possible. Whether that be by using arts and crafts, playing a sporting game or acting a bit silly, no session is ever the same. Brooke believes that having fun is the best way to learn, so all of her sessions are tailored to her clients interests and passions.  She works closely with her clients and their families to ensure practice is as functional as possible and enjoyable for all involved. When she’s not working, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends, in particular her energetic puppy dog.

Ashleigh Spiek

Speech Pathologist

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I began volunteer work with PSPS as a Speech Pathology student in 2015 and am due to graduate in 2017. Whilst studying I’ve worked in Public Health and as an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapist. I love everything about my chosen career and can’t wait to put all I’ve learnt to practice. In the meantime I’m enjoying supporting the therapists at PSPS as a Speech Therapy Aide –setting up therapy activities, preparing resources and assisting in group sessions. I’m also know for supplying guilty treats in the staff kitchen.

Megan Kruse

Speech Pathologist

Kerry Holland

Speech Pathologist

Jess Carpenter

Speech Pathologist

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occupational therapy

Lilly Foley

Occupational Therapist

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Eliza Bowen

Occupational Therapist

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client services

Julie Smith

Client Services

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I along with Narelle am the first “port of call” either on reception at the Mornington Clinic or answering phone calls for all of our 3 clinics.I take bookings, payments & and answer queries, as well as attending to administrative tasks away from the front desk.

I joined Pen Speech in July 2008 – initially I was employed for two mornings a week with a total of 8 hours a week.  This has grown over the years with the expansion of Pen Speech and I now work three days a week!

worked for ANZ Bank in a number of roles for a total of 16 years.  Whilst working at the bank I trained in bookkeeping at night school and for the past 18 years have combined bookkeeping with reception.  The mix of the two roles is a great combination!

The main “problem” that we deal with every day at reception is allocating the clients to the most appropriate clinician and working out the logistics of the girl’s timetables.

The most enjoyable part of my job  is the interaction in the waiting room and front desk with the children and of course their parents.  I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the progress and growth of many of our little clients and always enjoy my chats with the mums!!

On my days off I can think of nothing more enjoyable than spending time with my family and friends.  I love playing golf, eating out, travelling, going to music concerts and of course we can’t leave out that I do enjoy a sneaky footy match as long as the Geelong Cats are playing!!!

Dawn Knox

Practice Manager

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Allison Anderson

Practice Manager

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Gemma Smith

Practice Manager

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Tirion Jones

Practice Manager

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