The Team

Who We Are

Vanessa Fung

Founder &

Principal Speech Pathologist

Neurodivergent       She/Her

Vanessa is a Certified Practising Speech Pathology with a full registration with Speech Pathology Australia. She completed her Masters of Speech Pathology from Flinders University. 

 

Vanessa believes in using a strengths based, family and child centred, collaborative approach to working with children and aims to implement practices that are respectful, culturally competent, trauma-sensitive and empathetic.

Vanessa has completed the following continuing education workshops/trainings:

  • DIR Floortime - relationship-based approach to working with autistic children

  • Hanen More than Words & It Takes Two to Talk

  • Sounds Write Phonics Program

  • LSVT-Loud

  • AEIOU Approach to Feeding

  • Proloquo2go & LAMP trainings

  • Dynamic-Temporal Tactile Cueing

 

Vanessa's special interest areas include:

  • Speech Sound Delay/Disorders (incl. CAS -Childhood Apraxia of Speech)

  • Language Delay/Disorders (incl. late talkers)

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Paediatric Feeding & Swallowing

  • Paediatric & Adult Voice

  • Neurodiversity-affirming approaches around self-advocacy and differences between neurodiverse-neurotypical social communication styles

Vanessa enjoys hanging out with her husband and 4 year old Labrador, Chloe, and spends the bulk of her time learning more about neurodiversity - how the practice can be a strong ally to neurodivergents and how our clinicians can provide respectful and strength-based services.

Vanessa will be going on maternity leave in August to welcome a new addition to her family but hopes to be back in October/November 2022.

Louisa Neate

Senior Speech Pathologist

Neurotypical

Louisa is a Certified Practising Speech Pathology 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 had 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) and implements and supports the 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

  • Talking Hands 1

  • Strength-Based Report Writing

 

Louisa's special interest areas include:

  • Speech Sound Delay/Disorders 

  • Language Delay/Disorders

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Literacy

  • Neurodiversity-affirming approaches around self-advocacy and differences between neurodiverse-neurotypical social communication styles

Louisa enjoys finding new amazing cafes and restaurants with friends and family. Louisa enjoys reading thrilling novels and is an avid coffee and wine lover.

Emma Moon

Speech Pathologist

Neurotypical

Emma is a Certified Practising Speech Pathology with a full registration with Speech Pathology Australia. She completed her Bachelors of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in 2020. 

Emma believes in using a strengths based, trauma-sensitive, family and child centred approach to working with children. Emma is passionate about advocating for  the implementation of respectful and neurodiversity affirming approaches for all the children she works with.

Emmas has completed the following continuing education workshops/trainings:

  • DIR Floortime - relationship-based approach to working with autistic children

  • Zones of Regulation - social emotional learning framework and pathway to regulation

  • Key Word Sign

 

Emma's special interest areas include:

  • Speech Sound Delay/Disorders 

  • Language Delay/Disorders

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Fluency

  • Neurodiversity-affirming approaches around self-advocacy and differences between neurodiverse-neurotypical social communication styles

Emma has an impressive collection of plants and is an avid gardener. She spends time educating others about Speech Pathology and sharing her experiences as a Speech Pathologist via her Instagram platform. Follow Emma's professional account to find out more about her passions as a Speech Pathologist - Emma's Instagram handle is speechie.keen.slp.

Caitlin Nynycz

Speech Pathologist

Neurotypical

Caitlin is a Certified Practising Speech Pathology with a full registration with Speech Pathology Australia. She completed her Masters of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in 2020. 

Caitlin uses a strengths based, family and child centred approach to working with children. Caitlin believes in meeting the child where they are at and working with their interests. She is passionate about providing holistic interventions through close collaboration with the child's care team (e.g. Occupational Therapists). 

Caitlin has completed the following continuing education workshops/trainings:

  • DIR Floortime

  • Lidcombe Program - a behavioural treatment for young children who stutter

  • Zones of Regulation - social emotional learning framework and pathway to regulation

Caitlin's special interest areas include:

  • Speech Sound Delay/Disorders 

  • Language Delay/Disorders

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Neurodiversity-affirming approaches around self-advocacy and differences between neurodiverse-neurotypical social communication styles

Caitlin has two adorable and active children who keeps her on her toes. Caitlin worked as a registered nurse before switching career to be a Speech Pathologist. She enjoys cross stitching and an avid coffee lover.