Our Talkabout Team - Telethon Speech and Hearing

Our Talkabout Team

 

Intoducing the Talkabout Team

Talkabout has a team-based approach to helping your child achieve their speech and language goals.

The team includes:

The Senior Leaders

Janene Hall

Principal

The Principal serves as the educational leader of the program and is responsible for managing the policies, regulations and procedures of the school. The principal works in partnership with staff, parents and students to oversee behavioral, curriculum and educational initiatives.

Natalie Willacy

Deputy Principal (Talkabout)

The Deputy Principal facilitates operations in the program on a day to day basis and communicates directly with parents and staff on curriculum and behavioural matters. The Deputy Principal works with all stakeholders to contribute to the Centre’s educational planning, innovation and evaluation.

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Michelle Jamieson

Family Liaison Officer

The Family Liaison Officer supports families with administrative concerns and direct enquiries.

The Talkabout Team Composition

Teachers

Early Childhood Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Teachers plan and run the thematic play based program with the help of Teacher Assistants.

Speech Pathologists

Family Support

Speech Pathologists support families with developing a range of strategies to facilitate their child’s receptive and expressive language. The speech pathologist informally assesses and addresses the receptive and expressive language skills of the children during play within the classroom.

Occupational Therapists

Family Support

Occupational Therapists (OT) support families with developing a range of strategies to facilitate their child’s sensory integration and fine and gross motor skills development. The OT assesses and addresses fine motor skill needs of students during play in the classroom.

Psychologists

Family Support

Psychologists support families with developing a range of behaviors management strategies to use with their child.