Dianne has accrued more than thirty years experience since qualifying as a speech pathologist.
She has trained in a number of evidence based approaches including ESDM, Hanen, PECS, Key Word Sign, Circle of Security, Mealtime Matters and the Secret Agent Society.
Dianne has worked in country hospitals, disability services, the aged care sector, and both the private and not for profit sectors in Australia.
She has worked with adults and children with disabilities, swallowing problems, speech and language difficulties and difficulties with literacy and fluency.
She has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder having worked in these fields for many years and she is also currently a member of a number of diagnostic teams and was a guest lecturer at UWA as part of the Graduate Certificate in FASD program.
Dianne also has an interest in early language development and early intervention approaches.
Dianne has three young children and a manic chocolate lab and enjoys tea, coffee, chocolate and time with family and friends – preferably all at the same time!