Staff

 

Melanie von Bertouch

Melanie von Bertouch

Owner/ Speech Pathologist

Melanie graduated from Newcastle University in 2002. She moved to Townsville in 2009 and opened Coastal Kids Speech Pathology in 2010.

 

Melanie has a strong interest in the areas of literacy development and stuttering. Her passion is in helping families and children make long-term gains in their communication skills, and celebrating the successes along the way.

 

Having two children, Melanie understands the demands and stresses of parenting and aims to work with families to achieve their goals.

 

She is a Certified-Practising Speech Pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia.

 

You will find Melanie working from our rooms at West End.

 

Kayla Hess

Kayla Blomfield

Speech Pathologist

A Townsville local, Kayla graduated from James Cook University in 2013. Kayla also has extensive experience in early childhood, so she knows kids really well.

 

Kayla has a strong interest in speech disorders. She is a Certified-Practising Speech Pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia.

 

Her commitment to professional development sees her attending workshops and courses in order to deliver quality, evidence-based speech therapy services to her families.

 

You will find Kayla working from our rooms at Deeragun

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Tiaré Lanser

Speech Pathologist

Tiaré graduated from Newcastle university in 2013 and commenenced working for us in January 2016

 

Tiaré brings a great range of skills and knowledge particularly for kids with disabilities.

 

She has participated in a range of professional development since graduating including Hanen training, training in DIR floortime and recently completed SOS training for problem eaters.

 

She also has skills in neonatal feeding and skills in the use of sign and AAC.

 

You will find Tiaré working from our rooms at West End.

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Charlotte Papp

 Speech Pathologist

After graduating from James Cook University in Townsville in 2013, Charlotte went further north to Cairns where she worked for Education Queensland. During this time, Charlotte worked closely with parents, teachers and guidance officers to help students with a communication difficulties better access the curriculum and interact with their peers. Charlotte also had the privilege of visiting and providing speech pathology services to students and teachers in rural Cape York communities.

 

Having worked across both primary and high schools, Charlotte is enthusiastic about working with children of all ages to maximise their communication and learning potential at home and in the classroom.

 

Charlotte is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and is committed to continually developing her professional skills in order to provide quality and evidence based services for all clients.

 

Charlotte enjoys working across all areas of communication but has a strong interest in working closely with families to ensure they feel involved and satisfied with the therapy process and empowered to support their children’s communication outside of the clinic.

 

You will find Charlotte working out of our rooms at West End

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Sarah Hiatt

Administration

Sarah is a Townsville local and is the friendly face you first see when you enter our clinic.

 

Sarah has had first hand experience and understands the challenges involved when dealing with Speech and Language, As Her son has attended Speech therapy on and off over the years.

 

You will find sarah working from our rooms at West End.