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Speak & Write’s Speech Pathologists have been carefully selected to ensure your child is able to reach their true potential. Our clinicians mould and adapt their approach to develop individualised programs that address the specific needs of each client. We are committed to the ongoing growth of our knowledge to enable us to maintain best evidence based practice. All of Speak & Write’s speech pathologists are Certified Practicing Speech Pathologists and are registered with Speech Pathology Australia.

Our Team

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Samantha Carr, Managing Director & Speech Pathologist

Sam graduated with an Honours Degree in Speech Pathology from The University of Newcastle. She was inspired to become a speech pathologist by her drive to help others and work with children.

Sam initially joined the Speak & Write team in 2014, in pursuit of working with children who have literacy difficulties as this was an area she was passionate about improving. Sam understands the importance literacy plays in people’s everyday lives and feels strongly about developing this area in our youth.

After a period of honing her craft and becoming a mentor for new speech pathologists, Sam was inspired to own her own private practice. She assisted the founder of Speak & Write, Alex McKinlay, with admin support for two years before taking over the business in 2018. Sam brings to the Speak & Write team a new energy and passion for innovation within the business. She encourages her team to be client focused in setting goals and ensure therapy is fun and enjoyable. Sam is excited to be leading the wonderful team at Speak & Write.

Sam is trained in the Spalding Method, Speak & Write’s preferred literacy and language learning program. She is also trained in the Talk for Writing approach from writing intervention. Sam is registered with Speech Pathology Australia’s Professional Self Regulation program and regularly participates in Professional Development in both clinical and administrative areas.

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Georgia Jaroszewicz

Georgia graduated with a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology from Macquarie University after completing a Bachelor degree is Speech and Hearing Sciences. Georgia’s love of children and drive to help others spurred her to become a speech pathologist and her particular interest in helping children with literacy difficulties lead her to join Speak & Write. Georgia is an integral part of the community and enjoys running Youth Group through her church working with teenagers. This experience helps her be approachable with teenagers and she is able to connect with them easily and gain the most from their sessions.

Georgia’s broad range of knowledge and groundedness is highy valued at Speak & Write. Georgia is well loved by clients for her balance of professionalism and playfulness. Georgia can motivate even the most reluctant writers and readers through her energy, commitment and kindness.

Georgia is trained in the Spalding Method and the Sounds~Write program for literacy development. Georgia is registered with Speech Pathology Australia’s Professional Self Regulation program.

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Kate Backhouse

Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Queensland. She began her career as a Speech Pathologist in public health in Queensland before moving to Sydney in 2015.

Kate brings to the Speak & Write team her experience in working with children with early language delays, speech and language delays/disorders , literacy difficulties and fluency disorders (i.e. stuttering). She also has experience working with children with Autism, Global Developmental delays, Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Down Syndrome.

Kate is friendly and innovative, enabling her to adapt therapy to best suit the child and their family. She is loving living in Sydney and is making the most out of Sydney’s beaches and live music scene.

Kate is trained in the Lidcombe Program and Camperdown Program for stuttering and the Spalding Program for literacy development. She regularly participates in professional development. Kate is registered with Speech Pathology Australia’s Professional Self Regulation program.

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Sarah Tilley

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney.

Sarah commenced her career as a Speech Pathologist in a Private Practice in Sydney’s Northern Beaches where she gained experience working with children, adolescents and adults working in all areas of speech pathology, including speech, language, literacy, fluency, voice and social communication.

Sarah is passionate about the way access to speech pathology can build confidence and empower people towards a more successful future. She aims to make all of her therapy practical, motivating and fun!

Sarah has been trained at Macquarie University’s Reading Clinic and completed the Spalding Method training, she has enjoyed implementing this learning into her therapy. Sarah is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and the Inner West Private Practice Group.

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Leith Johnson

Leith graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from Macquarie University after completing her Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

She started her career as a Speech Pathologist in a private practice on the North Shore before joining the Speak and Write team. Here she honed her skills working with children between the age of 0-16 in all areas of speech pathology, including articulation, language and literacy.

Leith is passionate about working with children and adolescents in the community, clinic and school environments. Her warmth and ability to turn any therapy goal into a successful fun activity makes her a well loved clinician amongst the team and her clients.

Leith is trained in the Spalding Method, Speak & Write’s preferred literacy and language learning program. Leith is part of the Professional Self Regulation program run by Speech Pathology Australia and she enjoys being an active member of the Inner West Private Practice group.

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Ashleigh Fattah

Ashleigh completed her Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology at the University of New South Wales, prior to completing a Masters of Speech Language Pathology at Macquarie University.

She has experience providing individual and group based speech therapy in a range of clinical environments, including private practice clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospitals, schools, preschools and nursing homes. Ashleigh splits her week between working for Speak & Write and working in a hospital.

Ashleigh’s main area of interest is working with children and adults who have Literacy Difficulties and Apraxia.

She is trained and certified in:

-The Spalding therapy method for individuals with literacy difficulties

-The PROMPT Technique for apraxia of speech

-Proloquo-To-Go alternative communication program

-PFED paediatric feeding program

-Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ Program for children who are late talkers or have delayed language skills

-Hanen ‘More than Words’ Program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

-LSVT Loud Program to people with voice and speech difficulties.

She also has a keen interest in working with individuals who have fluency disorders and has attended the Australian Speak Easy convention to support her provision of up to date treatment for stuttering including the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs.


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Alex Pevely

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology at Macquarie University before completing a Master in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney. She has experience working with children and adolescents in private practice, schools and preschools. Alex loves to work with clients to achieve their speech, language, literacy, social communication and fluency goals.

Alex has a particular interest in working with children with language and literacy difficulties and seeing how access to Speech Pathology treatment can help children grow in their skills and confidence.

Alex is registered with Speech Pathology Australia’s Professional Self Regulation Program.

She loves hiking, reading and drinking coffee.


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Maxine Feldman

Maxine graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney. She is a passionate speech pathologist who is driven by seeing clients make progress towards achieving goals that will make a difference in their everyday lives.

Maxine brings to the Speak & Write team her experience in working with children and adolescents to develop their speech, language, literacy, social and fluency (stuttering) goals. She has also previously worked in the areas of disability and augmentative & alternative communication (e.g. Key Word Sign and speech generating devices).

Maxine is enthusiastic about developing creative and innovative ways of delivering high quality, functional and fun speech pathology services to all of her clients. She values that collaboration with families, teachers and other professionals is essential in ensuring children are able to reach their full potential.

Maxine continues to build her knowledge and skills across all areas of speech pathology practice by participating in regular professional development and mentoring.


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Montana M

Montana graduated from Macquarie University with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology. Prior to this, she graduated with a Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences.

Montana is a warm and engaging Speech Pathologist who is dedicated to providing high quality services for her clients and families. She is able to build rapport even with the most reluctant communicators due to her calm and supportive nature. Montana values collaboration between families, educators and health professionals, ensuring therapy is holistic and individualised. It brings her joy to see clients progress towards their communication goals.

Montana has experience working with children and adolescents in multiple settings including schools, a private clinic and a community health centre. She has experience assessing and treating a range of speech, language, social communication and fluency difficulties. Montana’s strong interest in treating literacy difficulties led her to pursue a career at Speak & Write. Beyond her passion for Speech Pathology, Montana has always enjoyed playing a variety of sports and coaching school-aged children in athletics and volleyball. She also loves to read, watch movies, play card games and travel.

Montana is registered with Speech Pathology Australia’s Professional Self Regulation Program. She is always looking to learn and grow professionally.

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Work with Us

Speak and Write Speech Pathology Sydney is growing in line with its reputation for results, professionalism, and communication with families and schools. We are looking for speech pathologists to join our team who are passionate about helping children and adolescents with speech, language and literacy goals.

We take our business very seriously and expect commitment and total professionalism, and in return we offer a great work environment which is energising, supportive and rewards and recognises you for your commitment.

If you are a Speech Pathologist who specialises in, or wishes to specialise in, helping students with speech, language and literacy goals then please email your CV and a covering letter to us here.

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