About Us

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PADDINGTON, CHERMSIDE & GOLD COAST

Learn and Grow offer Speech Therapy services at two conveniently located clinics in inner city Brisbane and Brisbane north. Our clinics are newly renovated, with purpose built facilities and an extensive collection of up to date, evidence based treatment and assessment resources. Learn and Grow also offer convenient mobile services to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Learn and Grow Speech Pathologists are a team of passionate and dedicated therapists who strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients, while also ensuring children feel comfortable, supported and excited about attending their next therapy appointment. Our team work alongside InSync Kids Occupational Therapists to provide holistic, multidisciplinary services to children and their families.

Our Team

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Brooke Miller

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Senior Speech Pathologist & Business Director


About

Brooke graduated from the University of Queensland and have been practicing as a paediatric speech pathologist for over 10 years. She started her career working for Education Queensland in mainstream schools, ECDPs and special schools, and has also worked in Child and Youth Mental Health Services (QLD Health) and for the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health.

In 2014, Brooke began “Learn and Grow” as a solo clinician working from her home business in Paddington. Brooke is passionate about working with children and values a multidisciplinary approach to client care.

Special interests
​Brooke has a special interest in working with early intervention and late talkers. She values a family focused approach to intervention and believes that working closely with parents is critical in providing long lasting, effective results for children’s development. She is also passionate about identifying difficulties at an early age to promote prep readiness and school success.
Brooke has specialist training and qualifications in the following programs:​

  • Hanen – “More than words”, “It Takes Two to Talk” & “Talkability”
  • PROMPT – Introductory level
  • Lidcombe Program
  • PODD workshop
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Lauren Brown

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Senior Speech Pathologist and Clinical Supervisor

Since graduating from the university of Queensland in 2008, Lauren has worked predominantly in paediatric private practice. She is also a certified holistic health coach and has a special interest in the importance of nurturing physical and emotional well-being when supporting a child’s development. Lauren believes in a family focused approach that promotes parent child connection and provides parents with the tools and knowledge to support their child’s growth and development in the home environment.

Lauren has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

    • Lidcombe program for stuttering
    • PROMPT – introductory level and bridging level
    • Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
    • Cued Articulation
    • UQ PAL program for literacy
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Amy Saunders

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Senior Speech Pathologist

Amy graduated from the City University of London in 2014. She spent her first years as a Speech Pathologist working for the National Health Service (NHS) managing an Early Years, Mainstream School and Complex Needs caseload. Amy is passionate about working with children and has a fun and playful nature that helps children feel comfortable and at ease.

Amy has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • PROMPT – introductory level
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
  • Sounds Write synthetic phonics literacy program
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Shani Alsop

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Experienced Speech Pathologist

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2019, Shani commenced work at AEIOU Foundation, where she worked within a multidisciplinary team providing early intervention to children with autism. She gained experience supporting late-talkers, providing early language intervention and implementing low and high tech forms of AAC. Shani is passionate about providing evidence-based family-centred practice. She has a dynamic approach to intervention, tailoring therapy to the needs of each child and always seeking to create a comfortable and fun learning environment for families.

Shani has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • High and low tech AAC devices
  • Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)
  • Hanen – ‘More Than Words’ for ASD
  • SoundsWrite synthetic phonics literacy program
  • Key word Signing
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Margo Galloway

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Experienced Speech Pathologist

After graduating from the Australian Catholic University in 2018, Margo has gained experience working with the Department of Education school based Speech Pathologist in rural QLD. Margo is passionate about empowering clients and their families to achieve their communication goals and enjoys working closely with parents and educators to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Margo has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • SoundsWrite synthetic phonics literacy program
  • Speech sound disorder
  • Developmental Language Disorder and Learning Difficulties
  • Kindergarten screening and prep readiness programs
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Brianna Thompson

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Experienced Speech Pathologist

Since commencing work as a Speech and Language Pathologist in 2014, Brianna has gained extensive experience working with the paediatric population within both Australia and the United Kingdom. Brianna has worked in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, as well as the Education Department in ECDPs, special schools and mainstream schools in North Queensland and Brisbane. Brianna began her private practise journey at Learn and Grow and enjoys working closely with families and caregivers to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Brianna has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’
  • PROMPT – introductory level
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
  • Sounds Write synthetic phonics literacy program
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Cassandra Rossow

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Experienced Speech Pathologist

Cassie graduated from James Cook University in 2017. Upon completion of her degree, Cassie has worked in paediatric private practice settings, particularly working with early childhood development and children with complex needs. Cassie is passionate about continuing her work with early intervention and paediatric feeding. She loves making therapy sessions fun, whilst ensuring children and their caregivers are supported to achieve their goals. 

Cassie has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) 
    • Sounds Write Synthetic Phonics Literacy Program 
    • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® 
    • Lidcombe 
    • Paediatric Feeding and Swallowing Education (PFASE) 
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Caitlin O’Rourke

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Experienced Speech Pathologist

Caitlin graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 and has been working as a paediatric Speech Pathologist ever since. She spent over 4.5 years working for the Queensland Department of Education, providing services to a number of primary and secondary schools across Brisbane. She is passionate about providing evidence-based, multidisciplinary intervention to enable preschool and school-aged children to reach their communication and learning goals. Caitlin believes that family-centred practices, meaningful child-focussed goals, and the creation of a fun and engaging therapy environment are integral to a child’s communication success. Caitlin has a warm, friendly, and down-to-earth therapeutic style enabling strong partnerships with children and their families. She takes a holistic view of child development and considers the whole child as a functional communicator within their everyday social and educational contexts.

Caitlin has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Robust Vocabulary Instruction
  • Oral narrative intervention
  • Phonological disorders in preschool and school-aged children
  • Sounds Write synthetic phonics program for literacy
  • Lidcombe Program for stuttering treatment
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Rhianna Pahor

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Experienced Speech Pathologist

After graduating from the University of QLD in 2015, Rhianna commenced work with the department of education and training and worked as a school based Speech Pathologist in mainstream schools, special schools and ECDPs. Rhianna went on to work in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK in 2018 where she gained extensive experience working with the early years team (aged 0-5yrs). Rhianna is passionate about working with early childhood communication development and values a family focused, child directed approach to therapy.

Rhianna has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Pragmatically Organized Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory workshop
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
  • Sounds Write synthetic phonics literacy program
  • Phonological disorders in preschool and school-aged children
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Nicky Worth

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Practise Manager

Nicky is our devoted practise manager who is passionate about providing an excellent standard of customer service and client care. She strives to ensure our families feel valued and are consistently satisfied with the services they receive. Nicky provides constant support for our clients and therapy team and is approachable, compassionate, friendly and a welcoming face at the clinic.

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