Staff Spotlight: Annie, Speech Pathologist

Meet Annie, one of our Speech Pathologists in Western Australia!

What made you study Speech Pathology?

I was always interested in science growing up, but as I left school I wanted to work with people and still have a scientific knowledge base. Speech Pathology seemed like the best fit, as I was able to help people achieve their communication goals whilst drawing from a theoretical, scientific basis.

What is your favourite part about working with our participants?

Every participant is different, no one is the same, and the wide range of disabilities that we see presents so differently in different people. I really love how motivated they all are too, some of them have had a lot of intervention since they were much younger and are now ready to work on completely different aspects of communication as they approach adulthood/independent living.

Can you think of a time recently that made you feel really proud to be working with Better Rehab?

Each appointment that I go to I feel quite proud to be working with Better Rehab. The participants and families that I am working with have not all had the best experiences with allied health therapy, and knowing that we can provide a range of services that cater to both the needs of the participant and their family is quite a good feeling!

What is something unique or interesting about you?

I was a Scottish Highland dancer for 10 years travelling to competitions around Australia with my family every year. It was a huge part of my life and one that I wish I could relive again… though I don’t miss the injuries!

If you would like to book an appointment with Annie or another Speech Pathologist from Better Rehab, please call our friendly Admin team on 1300 0 REHAB (1300 073 422).