Our Staff

Educational Psychologist - Danielle Lonsdale

Certifications include: Bachelor of Arts Honors (Psychology) Master of Child and Educational Psychology and Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

With over 20 years experience Danielle is a registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist specialising in assessment and intervention of children and adolescents.

She has vast experience in her field and a keen interest in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability and Social Skills Programming. Danielle strives to work with children and their families from initial consultation assessment through to achievement of all therapy and program goals.

Occupational Therapist - Jenny Connor

Certifications include: Bachelor of Psychology with Post graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy.  Jenny is a member of OT Australia and is a registered Occupational Therapist with APHRA.

Jenny has worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist for over 25 years and has extensive experience in a variety of settings such as community based teams, mainstream and special schools.  For over 10 years she worked as part of an Early Intervention agency alongside families and children with a wide range of issues including physical disability, ASD, developmental delay and motor skills difficulties.

Professional development courses completed include extensive Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing courses, the M.O.R.E. programme, Bobath training, Praxis courses, Floortime training, Occupational Therapy for Children with Autism, Play therapy and Handwriting courses.

Speech Therapists - Donna Anderson & Anisha John

Donna is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) who has a Masters of Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, with 7 years teaching experience in kindergarten/Pre-prep and early intervention, and over 10 years as a Speech Pathologist. She has worked for Listen In for the last 5 years, with a Paediatric focus in articulation, phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language, social/pragmatic skills, including social skills and ready for school groups for children with ASD and similar issues.

Anisha is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) who completed her Masters of Speech Pathology degree from La Trobe University.  With over 10 years of paediatric experience, she has worked in a range of settings from schools, kindergartens and clinics.  Anisha has extensive experience working with children and their families in the areas of language, articulation, literacy, social skills and stuttering.  With certifications in The Hanen Centre's "More Than Words" Program and the "Lidcombe Program", she is committed to continual professional development. 

Occupational Therapist - Beth Kozaris

With over 15 years experience as a Paediatric OT, Beth has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) and Associate Diploma of Music (Flute).  Beth is registered with AHPRA and is a certified CO-OP therapist.

Additional training includes the areas of Autism, Fussy Eating and Sensory Processing .

Being client-centred and focused on participation in daily activities, Beth strives to facilitate each client's ability to reach their chosen goals.

Psychologist - Teha Smart

Teha has over 20 years experience as a psychologist and has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Graduate Diploma in Adolescent & Child Psychology and is a Licenced AHPRA Psychologist. 

Dietitian - Nadine Laschko

Nadine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She provides specialised nutrition assessment, recommendations and support for parents and children.

The service is family centered for children and their parents/carers and offers individual consultations to discuss eating concerns, nutritional needs, assessment and ongoing support to achieve goals. Nadine can provide specialised advice on a range of nutritional areas including food allergies and intolerance, nutritional deficiencies.

 

Admin Staff - Michelle Barrass & Karalyn Thakur

For all payments, accounts or general queries Michelle and Karalyn are in the office Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri between 9.30am and 2.30pm.