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Meet the Team

Lorelle

Director / Speech Pathologist

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Lorelle is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia, with over 20 years of experience. Lorelle started this practice part-time in 2008. She has previously worked for the NHS in the United Kingdom, and Qld Health, in hospital and community health settings. Lorelle has many years’ experience working with adults and children across a variety of different caseloads.

Lorelle has strong interests in working with people across the age span, including early language development, school aged children with literacy difficulties, neurodiversity affirming supports and dysphagia support in the older population. She has most recently completed training on Interoception, Executive Functioning and Neurodiversity Affirming supports. Other training includes the Sounds-Write quality first phonics program for teaching literacy in 2018 as well as being a Certified trained therapist in It Takes Two to Talk and the More Than Words programs, Voice Craft and the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment for people with Parkinson's related voice disorders. Lorelle is passionate about helping the local community, to build strong and capable children. 

Fun Fact About Lorelle

Lorelle also has a young family and spends all of her spare time driving them to sports, music and dance activities. She loves seeing live music whenever she can. 

Veronika

Speech Pathologist 

Master of Speech Pathology

Veronika is Griffith University Graduate for her Masters of Speech Pathology. She has joined the team of LS Health Services in January, 2022.Veronika has gained her experience through the Beenleigh Special School, Griffith Health Clinics, Sunshine Coast University Hospital (Stroke Ward) and private practice.

 

Veronika has a generalist caseload of all ages. Veronika's specific areas of interests include early language and school-aged language, speech sound disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and neurodiversity affirming social communication supports.

 

In addition to Veronika becoming a Speech Pathologist, she has also obtained a Bachelor of Media and Communication where she worked as a content producer as well as a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting.

Fun Fact About Veronika

Outside of work, Veronika loves Lego, hiking and singing. Her favourite colour is blue.

Neha

Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Neha is our wonderful lead Occupational Therapist here at LS Health Services who believes in using a holistic approach when treating clients. Neha graduated from Griffith University in 2019 and has been a full time OT for LS Health Services since the beginning of 2020. Neha is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and is a registered OT with AHPRA. Neha has gained experience in peadiatrics, working with the elderly population at the Gold Coast University Hospital as well as hospital rehabilitation at Sunshine Coast University Hospital throughout her University placement.

Over the last 2.5 years Neha has been a part of the LS Health Services team, her case load has grown exponentially with her primary caseload being paediatric with ages ranging from 2 – 17 years. Neha has recently built a small adult caseload starting from ages 18 – 22 and hopes to continue developing her adult caseload. Neha is interested in working with clients to remove barriers that may be impeding them to reach their potential in performing everyday tasks. This can include everyday tasks such as self-care (toileting and dressing), fine motor tasks such as handwriting and gross motor skills such as balance, hand eye coordination, overall muscle tone and strength and leisure tasks such as engaging in sports, music and other hobbies.

  • Fine motor development impacting on occupations

  • Gross motor development impacting on occupations

  • Improving independence with ADLs (such as toileting and dressing)

  • Improving independence with instrumental ADLs (such as shopping, cooking and community access)

  • Executive Function

  • Handwriting

  • Sensory processing difficulties

  • School readiness

  • Advocacy for our clients to be able to engage in activities just like their peers.

  • Neurological Disorders (Clinical interest, more learning and experience required)

  • Stroke Rehab / Rehabilitation (Clinical interest, more learning and experience required)

Fun Fact About Neha

“I am a creative person who loves anything to do with painting, calligraphy, henna designs, and drawing. I sometimes do henna for people on special occasions and do professional bridal henna too. I love art because I believe "the 'earth' without art is just 'eh’.”

Scott

Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Scott is a a passionate and energetic Occupational Therapist who graduated from his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2022. During his studies, Scott worked as an allied health assistant providing occupational therapy supports for our clients, which resulted in Scott transitioning to full qualification this year with extra experience and knowledge under his belt.

 

Scott enjoys working with children of all ages to provide functional support for development of life skills. He 

Fun Fact About Scott

Scott is affectionately known as 'Spot' in our clinic - our younger clients with speech difficulties often had trouble saying his name, and the nickname just stuck! 

Sarah

Occupational Therapist

Sarah has joined our team in July 2022, after 2 years working in Australia and previous experience working with both adults and children in Hong Kong.

 

More to come about Sarah, watch this space.

 

Mia
Allied Health Assistant  

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - Community Rehabilitation

Mia has gained her experience in clinic working as an Allied Health Assistant and has completed her Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - Community Rehabilitation. Prior to working for LS Health Services, Mia has a strong management background in Retail and management, working in dangerous goods environments and is trained in Work place Health and Safety (WHS). Mia is currently studying the Bachelor or Occupational Therapy at University to gain the qualification to become and Occupational Therapist in the future. 

 

Mia's caseload is transdisciplinary and includes both Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology clients. Mia works under the supervision of senior Speech Pathologists and our Occupational Therapists to deliver therapy plans outlined by the Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist. Mia has a particular interest in Literacy which she successfully completed the Sounds Write course in 2021, AAC, stuttering, early language, Occupational Therapy and neurological disorders.

Mia will be recommence further study in 2024, studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, to become a registered Occupational Therapist.

 

Fun Fact About Mia

"In my spare time I enjoy getting out in nature - be it at the beach or hiking in the forest. I love being creative - painting, colouring or writing. My favourite animals include frogs, penguins, dinosaurs and cats. 

Louise

Allied Health Assistant

Speech Pathology Student (Masters)

Louise is an Allied Health Assistant, who has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters degree in Speech Pathology. Louise joined the team in November 2023 and has gained prior Speech Pathology experience through university placements at Early Childhood Education Centres and through the Thriving and On Track Program in Logan. 

Louise works under the guidance and supervision of senior Speech Pathologists to provide Speech Pathology services to a generalist caseload. She is currently seeing clients for both speech and language and is also enjoying gaining experience in dysphagia assessment in aged care. Louise is passionate about providing holistic person centered care to all clients. While enjoying learning about and gaining experience in all of the different areas of Speech Pathology, Louise’s specific areas of clinical interest so far include speech sound disorders, early language, feeding and dysphagia. 

 

Fun fact about Louise

In her spare time, Louise enjoys traveling, playing the piano, watching sports and spending time with her four dogs! 

Karen

Administration Manager

Karen works as LS Health Service’s Practice Manager after starting with LS Health Services in 2017 as an administrative officer. Karen’s organisational skills are her proudest asset and serve our clinic as well as her own personal life remarkably.

Karen has worked in an accounting/bookkeeping capacity for 23 years before taking some time off to raise her children. In the last 13 years of her working career, she was a Business Systems Consultant for an accounting software company. Over the last few years Karen has become very adept at NDIS related issues and is always happy to help answer questions or direct you to a clinician who can help you.

Fun Fact About Karen

Karen enjoys landscaping, home renovations and spends her spare time raising her children and maintaining a happy and warm family environment. She also volunteers as a service crew member for a local rally team.

Sophie

Administration Assistant

Sophie joined the team in 2023 as an Administrative Assistant. After completing her Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, she will begin Tertiary study in March 2024. Sophie has strong aspirations to be an Occupational Therapist.

 

Fun fact about Sophie

Sophie adores music, her favourite artist is either ‘Coldplay’ or ‘The Lumineers’. Sophie is also extremely fascinated by fighter jets.

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