The Speakwell Team
Kel brings over a decade of experience working as an adult speech pathologist in NSW, VIC and now in WA. She holds a special interest in neurology and adult communication, especially in Parkinson disease, stroke, and other acquired brain injuries.
Kel has a holistic understanding of swallowing and communication having worked in acute, rehabilitation, community, consultative, and clinical education (University) positions in adult and paediatric capacities. She is committed to evidence-based practice, balancing the best available research and a person-centred approach when assessing her clients. She has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams and enjoys collaborating with staff, clients, and their families to find solutions and support learning for all. Kel is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. In 2024, she hopes to commence her Masters Degree with the aim of commencing research part-time.
Outside work, Kel enjoys staying active and renovating her house.
Principal Speech Pathologist
Tori has over 10 years of experience as a speech pathologist working in both the public and private sectors. She has worked with the adult and geriatric population in a variety of settings, including public and private hospitals, residential aged care facilities, and in the community. She has worked as a speech pathologist in both Australia and the United States – she is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia and also holds her ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. She has supervised Speech Pathology graduate students in the acute care setting in the United States. Tori completed her education in the United States, earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and her Master’s Degree from the University of Redlands.
Clare has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) and is currently completing a Master's of Clinical Rehabilitation. She has worked across the private, hospital and not for profit sectors, supporting adults with neurological and developmental conditions, and currently also works with older adults in the neuro-psychiatric inpatient mental health setting. Clare has a special interest in supporting the communication of people with progressive neurological conditions through communication aides and technology, and is also a singer with an interest in clinically treating voice disorders. She has a strong background in treating complex dysphagia and supporting mealtime management in a holistic way that supports both the safety and the quality of life and enjoyment of her patients. Clare is also a skilled and experienced trainer and presenter and can deliver training for support staff and carers in mealtime management and communication supports
Annie is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology and in 2024 will commence her Masters Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation while continuing to work as a research assistant across tertiary institutes in WA. She has worked across a range of areas including acute and outpatient public hospital settings, palliative care, aged care, complex disability, and policy settings. She currently works part-time as a sessional academic lecturer in Alternative and Augmentative communication and as a clinical educator for acquired adult communication disabilities. She has a particular interest for dementia and Parkinson's Disease. She has a passion for the preservation of quality and dignity in the lives of older people with a view of implementing the evidence, clinical skill, and the cultural & personal needs of her clients to ensure they continue to live rich and full lives. Outside of work, Annie enjoys Yoga, cooking, her book club and CrossFit.