Whiz Kids provides speech therapy and assessment services that puts your child and family first.

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Evidence-based

Because Whiz Kids Therapy is committed to supporting your child to reach their potential, we provide speech therapy and assessment services that are evidence-based and well-regarded within the profession.  Our speech pathology services are based on

"...The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients....integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.” (Sackett et al, 1996)

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Professional

Whiz Kids speech therapists all hold Masters or Bachelor degrees in Speech Pathology, have current Working with Children checks, and have completed a First Aid Course. Your speech pathologist maintains Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) status - this certification is given to a speech therapist by our professional body, Speech Pathology Australia, to demonstrate to clients, their families, and the public, that your speech pathologist has an ongoing commitment to improving their professional knowledge and skills. Whiz Kids Therapy is committed to keeping up with the latest research, and are engaged in continuing professional development.

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Family-Centred

Whiz Kids Therapy is a family centred speech pathology practice. This means that the aspirations, needs and concerns of the family informs and directs the goals for speech pathology assessment and intervention. The relationship between the child, family and therapist is collaborative - Whiz Kids provides support that is individualised, flexible and responsive to your family's needs. Family participation and involvement is actively encouraged - you will be involved in planning of speech, language and literacy goals, and kept abreast of the progress your child is making.

 

Meet the Founder and Principal Speech Therapist

Alexandra Cullen

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Alexandra developed Whiz Kids in 2017. Alexandra developed Whiz Kids Therapy because she could see the need for quality, mobile speech therapy services. Alexandra is committed to developing Whiz Kids Therapy into an inclusive, best practice speech pathology service for children. Alexandra holds a Masters degree in Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Social Work. Her experience as a social worker included direct client work, community consultation, and developing and implementing projects within academic, local government and NGO settings. Her experience as a Speech Pathologist includes working with children in the areas of speech, language, and literacy. Alexandra has worked in private practice, schools and hospital settings. Her approach to speech therapy is collaborative, evidence-based and child-centred. She is passionate about literacy and articulation therapy that is focused, engaging and productive. She is committed to delivering speech therapy that has demonstrable results.

Meet Our Speech Therapists

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Alicia Lant

Alicia holds a Master of Speech Pathology and previously worked on a longitudinal study investigating factors that influence language development in children at Telethon Kids Institute. Alicia has a particular interest in working with children to help improve their language, articulation and literacy skills. She adopts a family-centred approach and aims to make sessions fun and individual to each child. She is passionate about supporting children and families to reach their communication goals and improve their quality of life.

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Lesley Slattery

Lesley holds a Masters in Speech Pathology. Her particular interest is working with children and their families to unlock a child’s learning potential. Lesley is a mother of three children and has a strong understanding and experience of working with children who have literacy, language and articulation difficulties. She adopts a child centred approach. Lesley’s therapy sessions are fun and interactive while equipping families with the best tools to target your child's needs. Lesley is also a qualified Social Worker and has worked alongside families and children carrying out assessments, education and intervention.

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Rebecca Balchin

Rebecca holds a Bachelor degree in Speech Pathology with Honours. She has developed a particular interest in working with children in the areas of speech, language and literacy. Rebecca is the mother of two children and appreciates the importance of family-centred practice. She believes her primary role as a speech pathologist is in supporting clients to fulfil their potential. Rebecca endeavours to provide services which are guided by the latest evidence whilst ensuring sessions are as engaging and fun as possible.

Next Steps...

If your child needs speech pathology assessment or intervention, give Whiz Kids a call to discuss your child's needs. We deliver speech pathology services in your child's home, school or child-care centre in Perth, Western Australia.