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Sophie is a Speech Pathologist who has recently joined the Direct Focus Solutions team to bolster service delivery in the Bathurst-Lithgow region. She specialises in paediatrics and always puts in her best effort to ensure that ideal outcomes are reached for our clients. Sophie grew up in Lithgow and has always been interested in working with children. Her role as Speech Pathologist allows her to support children in their development of their communication skills. Sophie enjoys local bushwalks and playing soccer on weekends.
As a member of our multidisciplinary team, Sophie collaborates with her colleagues in Greater Sydney to explore each client’s therapy from a variety of perspectives and experiences. She believes in following the client’s lead and interests throughout their therapy, and follows a family-centred model, which incorporates family member feedback at every step of the way.
Sophie employs a number of different techniques during her work, such as Articulation Therapy, Minimal Pairs Therapy, The Nuffield Approach for Dyspraxia, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), The Greenspan Floortime Approach, Direct language skills targeting, Indirect language stimulation, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and social skills training.
Since receiving her education in Newcastle, Sophie has spent almost 5 years working with children and adults across the Penrith, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, and Lithgow regions. She has worked with clients with a variety of conditions to provide both assessments and therapy. Having work in clinical environments, schools, nursing homes, and client’s own residences, in addition to telehealth, Sophie is able to provide her services in a variety of contexts as needed.