Louisa is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a full registration with Speech Pathology Australia. She completed her Bachelors of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in 2018. Before joining the Nurture team, Louisa was part of the Speech Pathology team at Autism SA.
Louisa believes in using a strengths based, family and child centred approach to working with children. Louisa has extensive experience collaborating with allied health professionals such as Occupational Therapists to provide holistic intervention to the children she works with. She is a strong advocate for learning from the autistic community (lived experiences). Louisa implements and supports the Nurture team to use strength-based approaches and reporting.
Louisa has completed the following continuing education workshops/trainings:
DIR Floortime - relationship-based approach to working with autistic children
PODD training - AAC
Talking Hands 1 - Auslan Sign Language
Strength-Based Report Writing
Louisa's special interest areas include:
Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
Neurodiversity-affirming approaches around self-advocacy and differences between neurodiverse-neurotypical social communication styles
Louisa enjoys reading and is an avid coffee and wine lover.