Maria has experience working with children and adolescents with speech, language, fluency, literacy and social communication difficulties. She has worked in a multidisciplinary team in community health settings and in private practice in Adelaide and Sydney. She has particular interest in treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech impairments and literacy difficulties.
Maria is passionate about using a holistic approach to support her clients to achieve their communication goals and reach their full potential.
Maria’s additional training and qualifications including:
The Hanen Program: ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ and ‘More Than Words’
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)
Key Word Sign Basic Workshop
Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) Level 1 Training
The Incredible 5 Point Scale
DIR Floortime Introductory Series
B.Speech Pathology, M.S.P.A.A, C.P.S.P
Maria graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology in 2011. She is a Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP). She is also a member of The Hanen Centre.