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MEET THE TEAM

Maria Kouspos

BSp Path, MSPAA, CPSP 

Maria has been providing paediatric speech pathology services for 20 years in early intervention, education, hospital and private service settings.

Areas of Interest:

  • ASD & FASD

  • Developmental disorders and early language development

  • Early intervention

  • Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy & 22q11 deletion

  • Multidisciplinary support

  • Parent and teacher support and training

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Joanne Gimas

BSp Path, MSPA, CPSP

Joanne has been providing paediatric speech pathology services for 20 years in both the education system and private service settings.

Areas of Interest:

  • Speech & oral language development

  • Literacy skills development 

  • Parent & teacher training

  • Multidisciplinary support

  • Sounds-Write phonics program

Sarah Gravina

MSpPath, MSPA, CPSP

Working in both education & private clinic settings for over 10 years, Sarah's team approach to paediatric speech pathology is ideal for bringing parents & teachers into the therapy process.

Areas of Interest:

Belinda McCully

BSp Path, CPSP 

As a speech pathologist of over 20 years, Belinda has worked in a variety of settings with a broad range of children and adults.

Areas of Interest:

  • Early intervention

  • Feeding difficulties

  • Fluency/stuttering

  • Developmental disorders

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Natalie Gethings

MSp Path, MSPA, CPSP 

Natalie is a highly skilled and experienced paediatric speech pathologist, currently enjoying maternity leave with her husband and new baby.

Areas of Interest:

  • ASD, Down Syndrome & Cerebral Palsy

  • Childhood apraxia of speech

  • Feeding difficulties

  • Early language development

Deb Crawford

Clinic Manager

Deb joined the Bright Start team as Clinic Manager in July 2021 and ensures the smooth running of the clinic day to day.

Areas of Interest:

  • Business development 

  • Administrative systems

  • Philanthropy

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SERVICES

ASSESSMENT

Bright Start Speech Pathology offers a variety of assessment services. Our aim is to provide accurate information to the family, practitioners and educational settings in order to support a child to develop their skills, succeed and reach their potential

THERAPY

At Bright Start Speech Pathology we provide a range of child and parent based interventions that focus on increasing communication through the use of the latest evidence based methods.

SCREENING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Preschool and school aged screenings are an assistive tool to aide parents, early childhood educators and teachers to be aware of any additional needs of a child in speech, language, literacy and development.

Bright Start Speech Pathology offers a variety of professional development services for childcare, kindergarten, primary school and Allied Health professionals.

 
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RESOURCES

Bright Start Speech Pathology has an extensive library of resources available, from tip sheets and helpful websites to external practitioner recommendations.

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GET IN TOUCH

Clinic: 778 Centre Road, Bentleigh East VIC 3165

Phone: 1300 754 079

Fax: +61 3 8582 9746

Email: brightstartspeechtherapy@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrightStartSpeechTherapy