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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Amy Saunders

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Senior Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

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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Rhianna Pahor

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Senior 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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Brianna Thompson

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Senior 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’ – Parent program for early language delay
  • 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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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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Shani Alsop

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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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’ – Parent program for ASD or social communication delay
  • SoundsWrite synthetic phonics literacy program
  • Key word Signing
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Margo Galloway

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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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:

  • Hanen “More Than Words” – Parent program for children with ASD or social communication delay
  • SoundsWrite synthetic phonics literacy program
  • Speech sound disorder
  • Developmental Language Disorder and Learning Difficulties
  • Kindergarten screening and prep readiness programs
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Caiti Williamson

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Speech Pathologist

Since graduating from the University of Queensland, Caiti has worked in Private Practice with a diverse caseload. Caiti is passionate about working with children and works closely with many schools and daycares across Brisbane. She believes in holistic services that support children to  achieve their best in every environment.

Caiti has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” – Parent program for children with language delay
  • SoundsWrite synthetic phonics literacy program
  • UQ PAL literacy program
  • Speech sound disorder
  • Developmental Language Disorder and Learning Difficulties
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Mia Soriano

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologist

Mia graduated from the University of Queensland and has developed a passion for working with children and families. Mia has a strong ability to build rapport and support children to feel motivated and confident about coming to their next Speech Pathology appointment.

Mia has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” – Parent program for children with language delay
  • SoundsWrite synthetic phonics literacy program
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Beth Smythe

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologist

Beth graduated from the University of Queensland and is experienced in providing speech, language, literacy, fluency and social skills therapy to a diverse range of children. Beth has a gentle and bubbly personality that helps children feel comfortable and supported in therapy sessions.

Beth has specialist training and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Lidcombe Program – early years stuttering
  • SoundsWrite synthetic phonics literacy program
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Nicky Worth

Practice Manager

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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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Caroline Sherman

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (currently enrolled)

Intake Officer & Speech Pathology Student

Caroline is a current Speech Pathology student who coordinates all new enquiries and intake. Caroline is a careful listener who takes the time to get to know each child’s strengths and difficulties to ensure all new clients are placed with the best suited Speech Pathologist on the Learn and Grow team.

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Eren Brazier

Administration Officer

Administration Officer

Eren is a compassionate and dedicated receptionist, and mother to two beautiful girls. She loves seeing clients progress with their treatment and providing a client centric experience for everyone entering the Learn and Grow clinic.

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Shona Clark

Allied Health Assistant (AHA)

Allied Health Assistant (AHA)

Shona is an allied health assistant who has completed over 3 years full time study as a Speech Pathology student. Shona is a skilled and experienced AHA who works closely with Certified Speech Pathologists to provide the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Shona is currently on maternity leave and will be returning in 2023.

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