Thida Hantun

About Thida

Thida is an experienced and enthusiastic speech therapist, supporting clients from their earliest years up to high school. She is an expert at tailoring sessions to the child’s level, interests and their own goals – there is always lots of fun and laughter in her room! Thida is exceptional at explaining the ‘whats’, ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of the therapy process; she is passionate about ensuring her families understand exactly where they are on their therapy journey and how she can support them to meet their goals. Thida is also Cooee’s Captain Planet, encouraging us to always consider the environment within the workplace and the way we design our services. 


Thida is trained in:

  • Lady Cilento Paediatric Feeding Workshop (2018)
  • Lidcombe Program training (2017)
  • DIR & DIRFloortime Online Training and 101 workshop (2018 & 2019)
  • Tony Atwood & Michelle Garnett Challenging Behaviours in Classic Autism (2019)
  • Bernadette Feeney Supporting Social Communication Development through Relationships (2019)
  • Queensland Language Disorder & Written Language Difficulties (2018)
  • QLD Update on Developmental Language Disorder (2020)
  • LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) AAC (2018)
  • Hanen More Than Words (2022)
  • Orofacial Myology (2021)
  • Emergent Literacy and Autism : Assessment To Intervention (2021)
  • Speech Pathologist’s Guide To Understanding Complex Childhood Trauma (2020)

Thida would love to work with refugee and language diverse families to support their child’s language development in Australia (did you know that she is learning to speak Burmese?)


What Thida says about working at Cooee

Getting to know a child and their family, so I can tailor the therapy, goals and targets to work for them is one of the most meaningful parts of my job. I love educating parents (and the older children, who want to be actively involved in their therapy journey) and working with them directly to build a picture of the child’s profile, their needs, and what is going to make the biggest difference to that child’s every day.