Our People

OneOnOne therapists

SUSAN MARDEN

Director 

Speech Pathologist

Certified ESDM Coach

Certified Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

About Sue

Susan graduated from Speech Pathology over 35 years ago. She has worked in a variety of public and private clinics. She started her own business in 1991 and it has grown to be OneOnOne Children’s Therapy. She took on autism as her special interest 25 years ago. Sue is also very interested in picky eating and established ‘YukToYum’ which another branch of the business.

Susan has completed training in many areas of Speech Pathology. She was one of the first Certified ESDM Therapists from the field of Speech Pathology in Australia. Sue was also the first Certified Project ImPACT Coach in Australia when she completed her certification in 2021. She is now an Apprentice Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant.

In her spare time, Sue enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening.

Training and Experience

Speech Pathologist

Certified ESDM Therapist

Certified Project ImPACT Coach

Sounds Write Literacy Program  

Certified ESDM Therapist doing an early intervention session with young child with autism in Sydney

DANIELLE GOODMAN

Practice Manager

Senior Speech Pathologist

Certified ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

About Danielle

Danielle had worked in a number of private Speech Pathology clinics before she joined the team in 2014. She enjoys working holistically and as part of a team with families, teachers and caregivers to best support the child. Watching her clients progress and reach their potential is the most motivating thing for Dani.

Dani has a special interest in literacy, written expression, and preschool language.

Training and Experience

Early Start Denver Model

Sounds-Write Literacy Program

Project ImPACT Introductory Workshop

Colourful Semantics

Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’          

PROMPT Therapy                    

LESLEY KANELLOPOULOS

Senior Speech Pathologist

ESDM Manager

Certified ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)(Honours)

About Lesley

Lesley joined the team in 2018. She enjoys giving clients the tools to communicate and seeing parents being happy with their child’s progress. She is also passionate about helping children learn the skills to interact with other children and their world.

Lesley has always enjoyed working with a multidisciplinary team to improve all areas of the child’s life. She believes that by working as a team with our families, we can provide our clients with a voice and reach their potential. 

Lesley has a special interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), play and social skills, and early childhood language.

Training and Experience

Sounds-Write Literacy Program

ESDM Introductory and Advanced Workshop

Project ImPACT Introductory and Advanced Workshop

PECS and ProLoQuo2Go

Training preschool staff and parents

Westmead Feelings Programs 1 and 2

PROMPT Therapy                    

NATALIE MACEDO

Senior Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathology Manager

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

About Natalie

Natalie graduated as a Speech Pathologist from The University of Sydney in 2001 and joined our team in 2016. She has always enjoyed working as part of a multidisciplinary team. She is passionate about working with children and their families to unlock each child’s optimal abilities and finding the fun in learning.

Natalie has an affinity and wide-ranging experience in assessing and treating both adults and children with a range of disabilities. She loves the vibrancy, collaboration and amazing gains that working with children bring.

She has extensive experience working towards achieving functional communication goals. Her practical approach to assessment, goal setting and treatment makes your time with her fun yet, challenging and achievable. She utilises a person-centred approach in creating individualised evidence-based treatment approaches and is dedicated to supporting families find practical strategies that they can also incorporate into their home life. Natalie also has years of experience collaborating with preschools, schools, day programs and group homes.

Natalie has comprehensive experience with assessing and treating dysphagia and developing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for clients who need them.

Training and Experience

Hanen certified in the More Than Words and It Takes Two to Talk programs

Key Word Sign Trainer

Sounds Write Literacy Program  

PROMPT Therapy                    

Experience in implementing a range of AAC tools including Proloquo2Go, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops                                                                                                             

Natalie is always keen to learn more and share her learning.

CARMEL PINSHAW

Senior Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathology Manager

Certified ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology (Honours) – University of the Witwatesrand (Johannesburg)

About Carmel

Carmel qualified in 1998 from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She had gain extensive experience in speech Pathology before she joined the team in 2020. Carmel enjoys watching children improve in their speech and language skills, as well as witnessing their self-esteem improve as they make progress in their communication skills.

Carmel values improving the quality of life for clients and their families by improving communication skills. She is also passionate about helping children improve in their school work and self-esteem as a result of that.

Carmel has a special interest in oral motor development, speech sound disorder, early language development, and phonological awareness skills.

Training and Experience

Introductory PROMPT Training

Sounds Write Literacy Program  

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops

Spalding literacy training   

Visualising and Verbalising

PROMPT Therapy                    

ANNIKA PINCHAM

Senior Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy Manager

Certified ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy   

APHRA Registered Occupational Therapist

About Annika

Annika joined the team in 2020. She enjoys witnessing clients achieving their goals, and seeing the satisfaction on their face when they complete tasks on their own. Encouraging independence is the most rewarding thing to see for Annika. She believes that independence is crucial for various activities and routines. The accomplishment and pride that clients have when they are independent is priceless to her.

Annika has a special interest in gross motor strengthening, particularly working with clients with low muscle tone and hyperextension in their joints. It is particularly rewarding for Annika to see the children’s progress as their confidence and endurance increases. 

Training and Experience

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops

Project ImPACT Introductory and Advanced Workshops

Handwriting

Personal Independence

School based therapy

PATRICIA VELASCO

Senior Speech Pathologist

Certified ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)   

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Major in Speech and Hearing Science)

About Patricia

Patricia has worked with young children and adolescents in both schools and private practice before joining the team in 2021. She has developed skills working with children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, language delays, speech delays and literacy difficulties.

Patricia is passionate about improving the quality of life for her clients and their family, through supporting their communication skills in every aspect of their daily lives. Patricia strives to collaborate with families and other professionals to develop individualised, functional and realistic goals for her clients. Patricia has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, early language development, and feeding intervention. Patricia is also passionate about professional development and developing her clinical skills to ensure that she is providing her clients with the highest level of care.

Training and Experience

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops

Sounds Write Literacy Program  

Telehealth intervention

Training parents in early language stimulation    

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

PROMPT Therapy                    

CATHY QUIGG

Certified ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of  Psychology (Honours)

Diploma in Early Years Development and Education

About Cathy

Cathy graduated with a Hons Degree in Psychology from the University of Ulster in Ireland in 2011. Upon moving to Australia, she completed her Diploma of Early Years Education. From all of this her desire of working with children and their families grew.

Cathy has a special interest in Autism and Early intervention. She has extensive experience working within the early years education sector. Having this insight gives Cathy a passion to ensure communication is met throughout the child’s families, therapists and teachers/educators.

Cathy believes that children learn through play. She aims to provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine. She always ensures that sessions are enjoyable yet challenging for the child to perform to their optimal ability.

Seeing children achieve their goals each session is the most rewarding and fulfilling thing for Cathy.

Training and Experience

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops

Introductory and Advanced Project ImPACT Workshops

Training preschool and daycare staff

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

CHRISTOPHER SUFANI

Speech Pathologist

Certified ESDM Therapist

BSc/BA (Psychology & Sociology); BSc Hons (Neuroscience), BAppSc (Sp Path), MSPA, CPSP

About Christopher

Chris has previously worked as a Junior Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapist from 2010-2016. Since 2016, Chris became a Certified ESDM Therapist and has worked at various ESDM clinics around Sydney.

Chris has a special interest in Autism early intervention, Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) and building the capacity of parents and educators to support children through their learning and development. Chris is currently completing the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology).

In his leisure time, Chris enjoys spending time with his partner and family, writing music, cooking and learning something new.

Training and Experience 

Sounds Write Literacy Program  

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops

Introductory and Advanced Project ImPACT Workshops

P-ESDM WOrkshop

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)                

Training preschool and daycare staff

PROMPT Therapy                    

THOMAS LUCEY

Senior Speech Pathologist

Certified ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

About Thomas

Thomas joined the team in 2021 and he is dedicated to providing assessment and intervention with strong evidence base supported by current literature. Thomas finds it rewarding to support his clients to achieve goals that have further implications upon activities of daily living and quality of life.

Thomas enjoys working collaboratively with families and a multidisciplinary team to provide therapy that is individualised, functional and holistic. Thomas is also passionate about ongoing professional development and continued improvement of skills.

Training and Experience 

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops

Therapy via Telehealth

Sounds Write Literacy Program  

PROMPT Therapy                    

NAZREY ARIES

Speech Pathologist

Certifying ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy (University of Stellenbosch) Master of Early Childhood Intervention (University of Pretoria)

About Nazrey

Nazrey trained in South Africa and relocated to Australia in 2020. Nazrey has had experience working in various government sectors in South Africa, including education and health. Most of Nazrey’s experience is in the health sector, working closely with various multidisciplinary teams. She also has experience working with children with various disabilities throughout her time in South Africa and in Australia.

Nazrey has valuable experience working as a key worker for children’s families since relocating to Australia. She also has an extensive knowledge of the NDIS which has been highly valuable to our families. Nazrey’s special interests are in early childhood language development, developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She enjoys working with other professionals to provide a holistic approach to therapy. She believes that working collaboratively with families is essential for a child’s progress. Nazrey continues to be extremely motivated by seeing children and families achieve their goals and believes that as a professional, you need to always tailor your intervention to suit the needs of your client.

Training and Experience 

Introductory and Advanced ESDM Workshops

Delivering therapy via Telehealth

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System

SOS Feeding Program

Sounds Write Literacy Program

PROMPT Therapy                    

CELINE HUI

Occupational Therapist

Certifying ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

APHRA Registered OT

About Celine

Celine is very passionate in helping children to achieve independence in their daily lives. She uses evidence-based approaches to plan her intervention and generate fun and creative therapy ideas. Celine has experience collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, communicating with family members and selecting appropriate strategies and intervention ideas to suit her client’s needs. She embraces values from different cultural backgrounds and strives to work closely with families to provide the highest level of service. Celine always prioritises the needs of her clients.

Celine enjoys seeing her clients improve and achieve important developmental milestones. She is a fluent speaker in both Cantonese and Mandarin and has been able to provide further support and guidance for our families of different cultural backgrounds.

Training and Experience 

Introductory ESDM Workshops

Writing Blocks Handwriting Program                                                                   

CARLA YOUNG

Occupational Therapist

Certifying ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 

Graduate Certificate in Psychology

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

About Carla

Carla graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 2019 from Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Psychology and a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology from Massey University. Carla joined the team in 2022. She loves supporting young children in both individual and group sessions.

Training and Experience 

Currently certifying in the Early Start Denver Model

Worked as on Occupational Therapist for the Ministry of Education (New Zealand)

Swim Instructor                                                                                              

ANTONELA (ANTO) MASIELLO

Occupational Therapist

Certifying ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of  Occupational Therapy 

About Anto

Anto graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapist in 2017 from University of San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She has always worked with children since she graduated and really enjoys helping them progress and be independent in their daily lives. Antonela has worked for a couple of years with children with cerebral palsy in a private clinic in Buenos Aires, specialized in children with severe motor and eating disorders. She has also worked in schools, helping children with disabilities to develop their skills with their peers as well as educating their teachers. Antonela has also worked with adolescents with Down syndrome, helping them in their social skills and independence in daily life at home and in their community.

In her spare time, Antonela enjoys travelling, hiking, and playing the guitar. She also speaks Spanish. She has a particular interest in fine motor skills, especially seeing children become more confident and independent.

Training and Experience 

Training in the Early Start Denver Model

ALAIA DE OCAMPO

Occupational Therapist
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

About ALAIA:

Alaia graduated with a degree in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from The University of Sydney in 2022. She has previously worked with adults within the public hospital setting however has always had a passion for working with children and was the reason she decided to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy!

Alaia enjoys working within a multidisciplinary team to support clients and their families to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. She has experience with communicating and collaborating with members of a multidisciplinary team and families to help achieve individualised goals for clients.

CLAIRE MALLETT

Early Intervention Therapist and Behaviour Therapist

Certifying ESDM Therapist

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

Master of Science in Atypical Child Development (Psychology)

Post-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Practice

About Claire

Claire has previously worked as an Assistant Educational Psychologist across a range of school and preschool settings, where she conducted a variety of assessments, interventions, research and trained school staff. Prior to this, Claire worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a Special School and managed an Afterschool and Youth Program for children with ASD and other additional needs.

Claire enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and has special interests in early intervention, behaviour, cognition, emotional regulation and capacity building with educators.

In Claire’s spare time, she enjoys running, swimming and being in the ocean.

Training and experience 

  • Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing
  • Low-intensity CBT
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • PECS
  • Makaton
  • Currently training in ESDM

HEIDI ABBOTT

Receptionist

About Heidi

Heidi is one of our amazing receptionists who works hard to ensure that our clinic runs smoothly and assists our therapists behind the scene. Heidi always welcomes our family with a warm smile. Along with Julie, Heidi is responsible for booking and scheduling appointments, taking payment and offering admin.

AINE DEVLIN

Receptionist

About AINE

Aine is one of our welcoming receptionists who together with Heidi, is dedicated to helping our families and staff members. Along with Heidi, Aine is responsible for booking and scheduling appointments, taking payment and offering admin. Aine has a degree in sociology and has a background in Paediatric Nursing in Ireland. She joined the team in 2024.