Our Speech Pathologists

David Kinnane

David Kinnane is a speech pathologist who owns and manages Banter Speech & Language in North Strathfield, Sydney.

David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from Sydney University and was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholar Award for excellence in academic achievement for his year. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).

David is Hanen– and LSVT-LOUD™ certified.  He is trained in the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering and Voicecraft for voice disorders.  David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.

Unlike 97% of Australian speech-language pathologists, David is a bloke. He’s also a husband, a father of two boys, a lawyer and notary public, a novelist for young adults and a past President of his local St Vincent de Paul Conference.

David is also the founder of Speechies in Business. Speechies in Business helps other speech pathologists with clinic templates, policies and procedures, as well as website and social media content.

David came to speech-language pathology later in life after a successful legal career with international law firms and a global investment bank in Hong Kong and Sydney. He is passionate about helping his clients:

  • develop and make the most of their communication skills; and
  • achieve their academic, work and life goals.

David loves his work.


Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson is a speech pathologist, who came to this profession following a long, and rewarding career in education, both in Australia and overseas.

Kate has a Master of Speech Language Pathology from Sydney University, a Master of Special Education from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies from Australian Catholic University. Kate is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

When working with children, Kate’s knowledge of the Australian curriculum, is invaluable. She is acutely aware of the speech, language and literacy skills that are required for pre-school and school-aged clients to enable them to function in a classroom setting. She has many years of experience working with families and schools to ensure children with delays in speech, language, and literacy receive the support they need at school. Her experience has led to invitations to present at a professional conference in Asia, and locally to special education teachers.

Kate is trained in the Spalding Method for literacy (Level 1 and 2). She is also a registered practitioner for the MultiLit Reading Tutor Program (Revised) and MiniLit literacy intervention program. She is experienced in providing systematic, intensive instruction to people with delays in literacy.

Kate is dedicated to working with clients to reach their potential.


Brittany Richardson

Brittany holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Neuroscience/Linguistics from the University of New South Wales. Brittany is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).

Brittany is Hanen-certified and trained in the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering. Brittany’s previous experience includes working in a community health setting to assess and treat a range of speech, language and fluency disorders in children. Brittany is particularly interested in speech sound disorders and early language development.

In her free time Brittany is an enthusiastic dog-owner, tea-drinker, book-reader and social netballer.

Brittany is passionate about empowering her clients and their families to achieve their goals.