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Larissa Noll

BAppSc (Speech Path), MSc, MSPA

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, Director Relate Therapy Services

Larissa has more than 15 yearsof experience working with children who have speech, language, feeding and swallowing difficulties. She has worked in hospital and community settings, also having experience in brain injury rehabilitation of children and adults. She has a particular interest in preschool speech and language difficulties, and feeding issues in toddlers and children, and loves to witness the satisfaction children and their families achieve by meeting their goals. Larissa is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, is Hanen Certified, and trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding and Circle of Security Parenting.

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Anita Dunbar

BMus, MCounsPrac, MCASA

Counsellor, Music Director & Therapy Assistant, Director Relate Therapy Services

Anita has over 20 years’ experience working with children and adults in music education, and her genuine care for people and desire to see them achieve, shines through in all her interactions. Anita is passionate about seeing clients of all ages reach their true potential, and works with each individual to set goals that are personally meaningful and attainable. Anita’s contemporary and creative piano playing is ideal for flexibly complementing the needs of children in therapy, a skill previously utilised while employed as the Music Director and on air pianist for Channel 9’s “Here’s Humphrey”. Anita is a professional member of the Counselling Association of South Australia (CASA).

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Kerryn Simpson

BAppSc (OT), GCEd (VI)

Senior Occupational Therapist

Kerryn is a registered Occupational Therapist and has been working in the paediatric field since 2010. She has extensive experience working across both private settings and community organisations, having provided support in the home, kindergarten, school and clinic settings.

Kerryn has completed training in the areas of sensory processing and sensory impairments (vision and hearing), feeding and toileting. She is skilled at completing assessments and providing therapy for children with a range of diagnoses and developmental needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, intellectual disability and sensory impairments.

Kerryn can provide support to develop your child’s fine and gross motor skills, handwriting and sensory processing abilities as well as developing kindergarten and school readiness skills. She is also trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding and can support children with feeding difficulties. Working from a holistic, strengths-based and family centred approach is integral to her therapy.

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Renae Roberts-Thomson

BAppSc (OT), GDTL

Occupational Therapist

Renae has been registered as an Occupational Therapist for the past 15 years. She has experience working across a range of areas with adults, children and their families in hospital and community settings. Renae can provide services in areas such as fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, upper limb assessment and therapy, home modifications, equipment prescription and activities of daily living retraining. Renae also completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (primary school) and is a registered teacher. Renae is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and works closely with their family/primary caregivers to achieve this.
Renae is currently on maternity leave.

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Jasmine Peters

BAppSc (HumMovmtHlthSt), MOccTh (GradEntry)

Occupational Therapist

Jasmine is a registered Occupational Therapist who is excited to be a part of the Relate Therapy Services team. Jasmine has a desire to help children achieve their goals and develop independence in activities of everyday life such as gross and fine motor skills, self-care skills, sensory processing, handwriting and school readiness. With university placement experience in paediatrics, volunteer work with children and teenagers and a passion for working with children, Jasmine brings enthusiasm and a range of experiences to her work at Relate.

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Danielle Hutton

BSpPath

Speech Pathologist

Danielle is a creative and passionate therapist with a love for helping children and families to achieve their best possible therapy outcomes. She believes that making learning fun and specific to each child is essential for supporting change and development. Danielle is warm and engaging and particularly enjoys working in a multidisciplinary setting. In her spare time Danielle loves to spend time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors. Danielle is a current member of Speech Pathology Australia and is committed to ongoing learning.

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Dariell Rice

BA(Hons), BSP, CPSP

Speech Pathologist

Dariell (or Daz as she is more widely known) is a Speech Pathologist with 14 years’ experience in the Education sector, specialising in the support of learners with additional needs. Daz has also taught at a tertiary level in the Speech Pathology programmes at Flinders University. She regularly supervises clinical placements and mentors new graduate Speech Pathologists.

Daz has experience in the use of various Alternative and Augmentative (AAC) systems including PODD, communication applications on tablet devices and specific speech generating devices, Key Word Sign and Interactive Approaches to communication development (Intensive Interaction, DIR Floortime and Marte Meo).

Daz has a strong interest in meaningful literacy experiences for learners with additional needs and the links between communication, emotional well-being and music in therapy. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, lives in the Southern Suburbs and can be found on most weekends at the beach with a thermos of tea and a book in hand.

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Annika Linderoth

BSpPath (Hons)

Speech Pathologist

Annika is a passionate member of the Relate Speech Pathology team, originally from Stockholm, Sweden. She has completed her Speech Pathology degree in Adelaide with honours, including a thesis on middle ear infection and its impact on literacy and numeracy. The findings from her research will be presented at the 2018 Speech Pathology Australia national conference. Annika has a passion for language and the teaching of social skills, and greatly enjoys working with children. We are thankful for Annika’s warm and friendly support of all our clients and families.

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Michelle Simpson

BSpPath, MSPA, CPSP

Speech Pathologist

Michelle is a fun, innovative and flexible Speech Pathologist who loves working with children of all ages. She graduated from Flinders University in 2015, and has since worked at a fast paced private practice in the field of paediatrics. Michelle is passionate about early intervention and has experience in speech, language, feeding therapy, AAC, literacy and fluency. She has also supported children with a range of disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability and chromosomal deletion syndromes. She is available to provide services in clinic as well as local schools, kindergartens and at your home. Michelle is passionate about helping children reach their full potential, and always focuses on their abilities rather than their disabilities.

When not at work, you will find Michelle at her local Calisthenics club, doing Pilates or relaxing at home watching a movie.