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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

Victoria Pantazis


Victoria started working at the practice as a work experience student in 2003 and never left! Victoria obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology with Honours from Flinders University in 2010. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip Ties (ASTLiT) and Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA). Victoria is an accredited diagnostician with Autism SA.


Areas of Interest: 

Victoria has a special interest in working with children and adults with speech disorders and difficulties.  She works with clients with tongue tie and/or lip ties, feeding difficulties, as well as tongue thrust swallow.  She also has a special interest in early intervention and working with toddlers with language delays.

Victoria works with a large number of preschool, school-aged children and teenagers with language, fluency, and executive functioning difficulties. She sees many adults with stuttering, and neurologically based communication difficulties.

Victoria is also able to provide therapy in Greek.



Speech Pathologist

Chloe Bailye


Chloe joined the team at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology this year 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

Alex Ditching


Alex ​​joined the team at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology in 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in 2015.

Area of Interest:

Alex is particularly interested in early intervention and Autism. Alex loves preparing children for the challenges they encounter in their school environment. Alex is friendly and capable and well liked by all our clients. She is an excellent therapist who sets clear goals for her clients. She has been a wonderful addition to our team.





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

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

Ashlea Hamilton


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

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.



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.





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.



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.


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