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About Us

OUR TEAM


Speech Pathologist

Dr. Virginia Hill


Virginia has been working in private practice since 1978.  After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Flinders University she travelled to New York, where she obtained her Masters’ Degree in Speech Pathology from Columbia University in 1984.

She obtained her PhD from LaTrobe University in 1999.

Virginia is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, and is also a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  She regularly attends conferences with ASHA in the USA.  She also edits journal articles for the Journal of Learning Disabilities.  She is an accredited diagnostician with Autism SA.

Areas of Interest: 

Virginia has experience working with most types of communication disorders.  Her current caseload comprises many adults with voice disorders, children with autism and dyslexia, adults with neurogenic disorders (stroke and head injury) and preschoolers and school-aged children with language and learning difficulties.  She also has a special interest in stuttering and language disorders.


Speech Pathologist

Georgie Bezzina


Georgie started at this practice as a new graduate in April 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science/ Masters of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in Bendigo.

Her favourite things about working here are the friendly and supportive team and ability to provide innovative and fun therapy sessions with clients. She also loves having the opportunities to expand her clinical knowledge in all areas of Speech Pathology by working with children, adolescents and adults.

She is especially interested in language development, fluency and developing further skills in behavioural management and ASD.

Her hobbies include spending the majority of her free time at the beach, hanging out with friends and playing netball.





Speech Pathologist

Chloe Bailye


Chloe joined the team at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology in 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in 2019. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).

Chloe had a wealth of experience prior to joining our practice through several University placements. Her placements involved developing a wide range of therapy resources for both home therapy as well as in clinic treatment. Chloe has a wealth of experience conducting assessments and providing therapy to individuals and groups to clients with a traumatic brain injury. She is passionate about continuously expanding her clinical knowledge and skills.

Chloe loves working with children and adults with a variety of communication difficulties.

Areas of Interest:

“I have a passion for providing care and support to all clients particularly children and their families with delayed or disordered development of speech, language, social communication and literacy.”



Speech Pathologist

Lydia Hayek


Lydia joined us in 2018 and has quickly become a wonderful asset to the business.

She is interested in many areas of speech pathology with voice coaching being a particular area of interest for her.

She has worked for The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency to fly in and out to Aboriginal Communities in remote South Australia predominantly working with children with a history of middle ear infections and the hearing impaired.

She was also involved in training and up-skilling teacher support networks in these communities. She initiated a Mums and Bubs group creating early intervention skills and teaching mums about child development and ear hygiene.

Lydia has previously worked for NSW Community Health predominantly servicing lower socio-economic communities.

She has volunteered in Mexico in an orphanage for the disadvantaged.




Speech Pathologist

Ashlea Hamilton


Ashlea is a wonderful and valued member of the team..

Currently away from work to look after her Gorgeous new bub.

We hope Ashlea will be able to return soon to do some Zoom sessions with our clients.

Ashlea has quickly created an excellent client base and is a very friendly and enthusiastic therapist.

She has a particular interest in Non-verbal communication techniques and has recently attended a POD two day workshop in Adelaide. Ashlea is also interested in developing her skills and expertise in providing assistance with the facilitation and use of Assistive Technology in therapy.



Speech Pathologist

Bee Lan See


Bee Lan recently joined our clinic bringing over eight years experience in Speech Pathology.

She has worked for The Education Department in South Australia since 2012.

Offering a wealth of experience Bee Lan is very enthusiastic about providing a holistic solution to her clients and in finding the best therapy approach for each individual to achieve the most beneficial and effective results.

Bee Lan is passionate about early intervention; working with families to support their children in developing effective functional communication skills. These skills are fundamental in creating meaningful relationships and being successful in life’s outcomes.

She is interested in Non-Verbal therapy resources and spends many hours researching innovative therapy techniques.

Bee Lan is a talented Artist and enjoys painting and drawing in her free time.



Reception

Brooke James


Brooke joined the team from January 2018 onwards. Brooke now works as one of our full time receptionists and is very friendly, understanding, enthusiastic and energetic.

She has been getting to know all the clients and is very happy to answer any questions about personal accounts or NDIS claiming. She is a great addition to the team and is integral to the smooth operation within the clinic.

In her spare time she enjoys playing netball and spending time with her two boys.



Reception

Sara Robinson


Sara joined us in March 2020 and began her wonderful reception support for our whole team working from home !

Quickly becoming an invaluable member of our team Sara is now in the clinic and enjoying meeting our clients face to face.

Sara is very interested in the many varied aspects of therapy that are delivered at our clinic and she is a very friendly and welcoming addition to our team.




Practice Assistant

Jess Goode


Jess has been involved with the practice since 2005. She now works as an Allied Health Therapy Assistant as well as creating valuable therapy resources for the practice.

She particularly enjoys working on Saturday mornings and the variety of tasks she participates in for the clinic. Her favourite part of her role is assisting with therapy sessions.

In her free time she enjoys going to the theatre and she also particularly enjoys both watching and participating in musical theatre.



Student Practice Assistant

Zara Zak


Zara is a very valuable and dedicated team member.

She began with our practice in July 2017 and is our most experienced Student Practice Assistant.

Her favourite things about working here are the friendly and welcoming environment and innovative therapy techniques that she has not seen anywhere else.

Her main area of interest is behavioural issues.




Junior Office All Rounder

Andriana Petrakis


Andriana recently joined the team in February 2021 after completing Year 12 at School in 2020.

Andriana loves the clinic because of smiley faces when she comes in and she likes learning new things.

Outside of Speech Pathology Office Administration Andriana enjoys playing Tennis, watching movies, reading books, learning about cultures and spending time with her family and friends.

Andriana plays Tennis and has been playing that sport for 9 years. In Tennis Andriana represents Australia for players with special needs. in fact she is currently ranked no. 5 in Australia. Andriana also competes through mainstream club competitions and occasionally in mainstream tournaments. She is also a champion for inclusion and has been recently featured in Inclusive Sport SA video presentations about Inclusion in Sport.

Area of Interest

Andriana enjoys helping out Speech Pathologists in Speech Pathology sessions. In Speech Pathology she particularly enjoys games and participating in activities and conversations with clients


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