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 and sees clients on Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Georgia Clarke is a speech pathologist who also has experience working with children as an Occupational Therapist. She is passionate about using her knowledge from both professions in order for children and their families to meet their goals and promote participation in their everyday lives.
Georgia has a Master of Speech Language Pathology from Sydney University as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from Sydney University. Georgia is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).
In her spare time, Georgia enjoys playing water polo and spending time with her friends and family over a coffee.
Georgia sees clients at Banter Speech & Language on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Vivien Wong is an enthusiastic and dedicated speech pathologist, who is committed to providing high quality services for children and their families. As a bilingual therapist, she has experience supporting English and Cantonese speaking families and strives to bridge any communication barriers which may hinder their access to excellent services.
Vivien provides assessment and intervention for children of all ages across a range of difficulties and has worked across a variety of settings, providing intervention for individual clients, in small group settings and within multiple schools.
She is passionate in partnering with families in all aspects of service, from assessment to therapy. She understands that each family is unique and that they are experts on their child’s abilities and needs. Vivien strives to collaborate with families to develop functional, realistic and achievable goals and works hard to ensure therapy is individualised, fun and engaging. She communicates closely with health professionals and educators to provide holistic care for all her clients.
Vivien completed her Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Speech Pathology) degree at the University of Sydney and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Vivien is Hanen-certified.
Beyond speech pathology, Vivien is heavily involved in her church community and is currently involved in releasing children from poverty through regular sponsorship programs. In her spare time, she loves to sing and record songs, read, play video games, and spend time with family and friends.
Vivien sees clients at Banter Speech & Language on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Emily Dritsakis is a caring and motivated speech pathologist who enjoys working with clients of all ages. Emily completed a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Master of Speech and Language Pathology from Macquarie University. She is also a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.
Emily is passionate about helping children and adults achieve their communication goals in order to improve their communication skills, quality of life and participation in their daily activities. She is committed to providing individualised and evidence-based care from assessment to therapy. She believes building a strong rapport with clients and their families, as well as communicating with teachers and health professionals, is crucial to providing holistic care and ensures that client’s communication needs are well supported.
Emily is dedicated to empowering and working with clients and their families to develop functional and meaningful goals that are specific to each client’s needs. Emily incorporates a client interests into therapy activities to ensure therapy sessions are fun, motivating and enjoyable for all her clients.
Emily has experience in a variety of contexts including community health, clinic, rehabilitation and acute settings. She has also worked with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Emily is bilingual and is able to speak Greek fluently.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, baking and volunteering for Multiple Sclerosis Limited, an organisation that supports individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Emily sees clients at Banter Speech & Language on Thursdays and Saturdays.