Georgia West

Name:  Georgia West

Speech Pathologist

Where did you study?

La Trobe University – Bachelor of Applied Science with a Masters of Speech Pathology.

Why did you get into paediatric speech pathology?

I have always wanted to work with children and I love helping families to make a positive impact on their lives. I attended speech therapy when I was younger and enjoyed playing games and becoming confident in my speech. I love having the opportunity to pay that forward.

Why do you love your job?

Communication is so important for everyday life and I love working with children and their families to help them to reach their full potential. I also love being able to have fun whilst I work and enjoy getting to hear fun and exciting stories every day.

Favourite toys to use in therapy?

Playdough, Lego and bubbles.

What extra training have you completed?

  • DIR Floortime Online Training (2020)
  • Level 1 Auslan (2019)
  • Thinking Vocabulary & Treatment Frameworks (2020)
  • Certificate of Developmental, Learning and Behaviour Disorders (Children and Adolescents) (2020)
  • Trained in Cued Articulation (2019)
  • ¬†Introduction to paediatric feeding (2020)
  • Certificate in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) (2020)
  • Lidcombe Stuttering Program (2021)
  • Social Thinking training (Me In The Social World) (2021)