Yvette is a certified practising speech pathologist and the founder of Interactive Speech Pathology. She has focused most of her 15 years as a speech pathologist working in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is passionate about every person having a voice, no matter how significant their challenges may be. She continues to increase her skills and knowledge of developments in this area through ongoing quality professional development, attending interstate and international conferences and training to deliver 'best practice' intervention in Western Australia. Due to her strong interest and work in AAC, Yvette is currently one of the WA representatives for AGOSCI.
Yvette is also a certified PODD Presenter. She has implemented Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication books with people from 9 months to 46 years of age, believing that nobody is too young or too old to begin with AAC. She has supported their communication partners in many different settings, including home, mainstream and special education environments, child care and in other community programs. Yvette has worked in programs that provide holistic intervention and understands the importance of considering the 'whole person' when considering their speech, language and communication development.
Bec has worked closely with Interactive Speech Pathology for over three years to access support for her daughter Marlee. Through this, Bec has been inspired to advocate for all children with complex communication needs (CCN) to have a voice and has worked with Interactive as our Therapy Assistant for the past 18 months.
Bec is always striving to increase her own knowledge and skills. She has attended various conferences and completed training in the area of CCN, including the AGOSCI Literacy Intensive presented by Jane Farrall and Dr Sally Clendon, and Gayle Porter's 2-day Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) workshop.
Having worked for many years in the health care sector, Bec has extensive experience managing teams in the workplace. Now a mum to two girls, Marlee (5yrs) and Maddie (3yrs), Bec is applying that knowledge to benefit those with CCN by supporting their teams - at home, at school and in the community.