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At Bright Start Speech Pathology we are fortunate to work with a variety of Allied Health professionals that provide complimentary services. If you are looking for additional supports or just curious, take a look at some of the people we work with.


Maria Dhroso

Educational & Developmental Psychologist 

Member of the A.A.P.i

My Vibe Psychology is a small, boutique practice which enables Maria to really focus on client’s needs.   Maria has 20 years of experience with children and young people and offers an individualized, tailored service.  Maria uses gentle, child-centred, and strengths-based approaches. Maria draws on evidence-based practice and helps develop proactive and collaborative solutions. 

To request an appointment please complete the ‘Request an appointment form’ on the website.




Peita Bouziotis


BSc, PGDip Psychology, MPsych (Child&Family)

Peita is an accomplished Educational and Developmental Psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi). She has spent many years working in various primary schools and also in private practice settings and has extensive experience in providing psychological assessments for children and adolescents.

Peita has a strong background in conducting psychoeducational assessments and diagnosis of specific learning disorders (impairments in reading; written expression; mathematics), cognitive and intellectual presentations including intellectual disability and giftedness, adaptive functioning assessments, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Peita enjoys working with preschool and school aged children and their families with a range of client concerns.


Peita will be consulting by appointment only on Thursdays at 778 Centre Road Bentleigh East.




Phone: 0466 325 619

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