Meet The Team

The Glasswing Therapy team are all dedicated to professional development, as we believe that providing evidence based assessment and intervention methods are paramount to optimising client outcomes. Our staff all participate in regular workshops and conferences to ensure professional knowledge is up to date with the latest research. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with individuals and their families, and helping clients work towards their dreams and aspirations as a holistic team!

Amber Allen - Director, Principal Speech Pathologist, and Clinical Educator   Amber has experience working with children and adults who possess a broad range of communication, literacy, and swallowing needs. She has a special interest in the areas of behaviour management, and paediatric feeding/dysphagia, and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC). Amber currently works together with our multidisciplinary feeding team to provide holistic assessment and intervention for both children and adults with behavioural challenges, feeding difficulties, and swallowing disorders.  Amber has completed additional training in Audiometry, paediatric feeding, the Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ and ‘More Than Words’ programs (for children with language delays), Key Word Sign, PROMPT therapy, the SOS approach to feeding (targeting problematic feeding behaviours in children), AAC, and positive behaviour support. She also has experience implementing a number of evidence based programs including PECS (a non-verbal form of communication aimed at improving speech acquisition), the Lidcombe program (an evidence based program for children who stutter) and the Camperdown program (an evidence based program for adults who stutter).

Amber Allen - Director, Principal Speech Pathologist, and Clinical Educator

Amber has experience working with children and adults who possess a broad range of communication, literacy, and swallowing needs. She has a special interest in the areas of behaviour management, and paediatric feeding/dysphagia, and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC). Amber currently works together with our multidisciplinary feeding team to provide holistic assessment and intervention for both children and adults with behavioural challenges, feeding difficulties, and swallowing disorders.

Amber has completed additional training in Audiometry, paediatric feeding, the Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ and ‘More Than Words’ programs (for children with language delays), Key Word Sign, PROMPT therapy, the SOS approach to feeding (targeting problematic feeding behaviours in children), AAC, and positive behaviour support. She also has experience implementing a number of evidence based programs including PECS (a non-verbal form of communication aimed at improving speech acquisition), the Lidcombe program (an evidence based program for children who stutter) and the Camperdown program (an evidence based program for adults who stutter).

Mürren Martin - Practice Manager   Mürren holds an important role with Glasswing Therapy, ensuring that all policies, procedures, and staff training are kept up to date. She is in charge of organising meetings between staff and key stakeholders, as well as responding to all client feedback.  Mürren ensures that all systems, procedures, and technology are working smoothly, and provides training as appropriate to both the administration and therapy teams.  With a background in veterinary management and equine therapy, and strong interpersonal skills, Mürren is a key member of the Glasswing Therapy team. Mürren works from Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) and provides a consistent point of contact for clients, service providers, general practitioners and other specialists to ensure consistent service delivery and information is provided.

Mürren Martin - Practice Manager

Mürren holds an important role with Glasswing Therapy, ensuring that all policies, procedures, and staff training are kept up to date. She is in charge of organising meetings between staff and key stakeholders, as well as responding to all client feedback.

Mürren ensures that all systems, procedures, and technology are working smoothly, and provides training as appropriate to both the administration and therapy teams.

With a background in veterinary management and equine therapy, and strong interpersonal skills, Mürren is a key member of the Glasswing Therapy team. Mürren works from Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) and provides a consistent point of contact for clients, service providers, general practitioners and other specialists to ensure consistent service delivery and information is provided.

Chanelle Clark - HR & Community Engagement   Chanelle has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Masters of Public Health with over 10 years experience across government and community health sectors. She prides herself on her ability to assist and find solutions for clients, families, therapists, and referrers on a daily basis; working closely with the Glasswing Team and local community to identify opportunities for education and service provision.  Chanelle is currently managing the ‘Glasswing Therapy Rural & Remote Program’ - improving access to high quality therapy services for clients in rural and remote regions of Australia and beyond through the provision of outreach and telehealth services.  Chanelle also provides direct support to staff members to enable us to continue using forward thinking systems, processes, and technology - leaving our clinicians with more time to do what they do best - therapy!

Chanelle Clark - HR & Community Engagement

Chanelle has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Masters of Public Health with over 10 years experience across government and community health sectors. She prides herself on her ability to assist and find solutions for clients, families, therapists, and referrers on a daily basis; working closely with the Glasswing Team and local community to identify opportunities for education and service provision.

Chanelle is currently managing the ‘Glasswing Therapy Rural & Remote Program’ - improving access to high quality therapy services for clients in rural and remote regions of Australia and beyond through the provision of outreach and telehealth services.

Chanelle also provides direct support to staff members to enable us to continue using forward thinking systems, processes, and technology - leaving our clinicians with more time to do what they do best - therapy!

 
Juanita De Closey (Nita) - Administration Officer   Nita is the friendly, cheerful personality at the end of the phone who will provide you with all of the information you need to get started with Glasswing Therapy! She strives towards providing an exceptional level of customer care for our clients and their families, and support for our therapists, on a full time basis.  Her role includes: Processing Hicaps payments, answering all phone enquiries, staff management, scheduling of appointments and meetings, marketing, office/stock maintenance, and ensuring all administrative tasks are completed to ensure that our therapists are able to provide the best care they can for all clients.

Juanita De Closey (Nita) - Administration Officer

Nita is the friendly, cheerful personality at the end of the phone who will provide you with all of the information you need to get started with Glasswing Therapy! She strives towards providing an exceptional level of customer care for our clients and their families, and support for our therapists, on a full time basis.

Her role includes: Processing Hicaps payments, answering all phone enquiries, staff management, scheduling of appointments and meetings, marketing, office/stock maintenance, and ensuring all administrative tasks are completed to ensure that our therapists are able to provide the best care they can for all clients.

Courtney Higgins - Intake Coordinator   With over 10 years of experience in the fields of health, customer service, and support work. With a strong understanding of information and communication systems, Courtney is an important member of the Glasswing Therapy team - primarily responsible for processing and arranging initial appointments and assessments for all new clients!  Courtney’s role involves management of practice management software, CRM, email communication systems and many more ‘behind the scenes’ tasks that are necessary in order to run a smooth and efficient allied health practice.  Courtney has an eye for detail and possesses skills that allow her to provide structure and organisation to the Glasswing Therapy team.

Courtney Higgins - Intake Coordinator

With over 10 years of experience in the fields of health, customer service, and support work. With a strong understanding of information and communication systems, Courtney is an important member of the Glasswing Therapy team - primarily responsible for processing and arranging initial appointments and assessments for all new clients!

Courtney’s role involves management of practice management software, CRM, email communication systems and many more ‘behind the scenes’ tasks that are necessary in order to run a smooth and efficient allied health practice.

Courtney has an eye for detail and possesses skills that allow her to provide structure and organisation to the Glasswing Therapy team.

Richard Allen - Intake Coordinator   Richard is an experienced and enthusiastic Administration Assistant with over 15 years experience, who joined the Glasswing Therapy team in 2019. He works full time with Glasswing Therapy (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) - providing consistency of care to our clients and their caregivers.  Richard has a genuine interest in making the clinic a comfortable environment for clients and families, and the therapy process as smooth as possible for all clients - often going above and beyond to ensure your first experiences with Glasswing Therapy are positive and well supported.  Richard is primarily responsible for processing and arranging initial appointments and assessments for all new clients. He is also responsible for engaging with other service providers to ensure a smooth referral process for all clients!

Richard Allen - Intake Coordinator

Richard is an experienced and enthusiastic Administration Assistant with over 15 years experience, who joined the Glasswing Therapy team in 2019. He works full time with Glasswing Therapy (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) - providing consistency of care to our clients and their caregivers.

Richard has a genuine interest in making the clinic a comfortable environment for clients and families, and the therapy process as smooth as possible for all clients - often going above and beyond to ensure your first experiences with Glasswing Therapy are positive and well supported.

Richard is primarily responsible for processing and arranging initial appointments and assessments for all new clients. He is also responsible for engaging with other service providers to ensure a smooth referral process for all clients!

 
Shannon Thomas - Accounts Manager   With a background in accounts and finance management, and strong organisational skills, Shannon is a critical member of the Glasswing Therapy team. Shannon moved from her position as practice manager to a new role as accounts manager to pursue further studies at university in 2018!  Shannon is responsible for processing Medicare, Fahcsia and NDIS payments, bulk billing, developing individualised NDIS service agreements, managing accounts receivable/payable, budgeting, and ensuring this small, not for profit business can continue to support clients from year to year!

Shannon Thomas - Accounts Manager

With a background in accounts and finance management, and strong organisational skills, Shannon is a critical member of the Glasswing Therapy team. Shannon moved from her position as practice manager to a new role as accounts manager to pursue further studies at university in 2018!

Shannon is responsible for processing Medicare, Fahcsia and NDIS payments, bulk billing, developing individualised NDIS service agreements, managing accounts receivable/payable, budgeting, and ensuring this small, not for profit business can continue to support clients from year to year!

Laura Phillips – Speech Pathologist   Laura is originally from the UK and has more than 6 years of experience working with a wide range of children, adolescents, and adults with speech, language and communication needs. She has worked across a variety of settings including family centres and resource bases for children with autism, cognition, learning and emotional needs. This has enabled her to combine a health, educational and community approach to make sure each client receives a holistic and client centred service.  Laura is extremely passionate about providing early effective intervention to ensure children can learn and achieve to their full potential in all aspects of life.  Building rapport and engaging with clients and families is a huge factor to Laura’s approach as a Speech Pathologist. Using her positive and outgoing personality, she individually tailors therapy to the client’s needs. Each session is planned to be fun and enjoyable as well as motivating.

Laura Phillips – Speech Pathologist

Laura is originally from the UK and has more than 6 years of experience working with a wide range of children, adolescents, and adults with speech, language and communication needs. She has worked across a variety of settings including family centres and resource bases for children with autism, cognition, learning and emotional needs. This has enabled her to combine a health, educational and community approach to make sure each client receives a holistic and client centred service.

Laura is extremely passionate about providing early effective intervention to ensure children can learn and achieve to their full potential in all aspects of life.

Building rapport and engaging with clients and families is a huge factor to Laura’s approach as a Speech Pathologist. Using her positive and outgoing personality, she individually tailors therapy to the client’s needs. Each session is planned to be fun and enjoyable as well as motivating.

Vinko Bilcich - Speech Pathologist   Vinko is a positive speech pathologist who enjoys delivering fun, engaging, and personalised services for clients across the lifespan.  Vinko has a passion for working in the adult disability sector, and in the assessment and treatment of dysphagia (swallowing disorders).  Vinko is certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program and is committed to the family centred practice model, involving families wherever possible during therapy planning and intervention. He is a keen observer of the continuing changes to the NDIS in order to support his clients to receive the most up to date advice and advocacy available.  Vinko takes a holistic and evidence based approach to all clinical decision making, and is dedicated to ongoing professional development.

Vinko Bilcich - Speech Pathologist

Vinko is a positive speech pathologist who enjoys delivering fun, engaging, and personalised services for clients across the lifespan.

Vinko has a passion for working in the adult disability sector, and in the assessment and treatment of dysphagia (swallowing disorders).

Vinko is certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program and is committed to the family centred practice model, involving families wherever possible during therapy planning and intervention. He is a keen observer of the continuing changes to the NDIS in order to support his clients to receive the most up to date advice and advocacy available.

Vinko takes a holistic and evidence based approach to all clinical decision making, and is dedicated to ongoing professional development.

 
Georgia Quinn - Speech Pathologist   Georgia is a fun loving and passionate Speech Pathologist from Melbourne. She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients across all ages, with a particular interest in paediatric speech and language.  Georgia prides herself on delivering evidence-based assessment and intervention to her clients and adopts a holistic therapy approach. She chose to pursue a career in speech pathology because she values and can see the crucial importance of communication. For this reason, Georgia is passionate about assisting clients and their families to communicate functionally in day-to-day life.  Georgia has attended various professional development courses, workshops, and conferences to enhance her clinical knowledge and expertise, including workshops in the areas of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Key Word Sign.

Georgia Quinn - Speech Pathologist

Georgia is a fun loving and passionate Speech Pathologist from Melbourne. She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients across all ages, with a particular interest in paediatric speech and language.

Georgia prides herself on delivering evidence-based assessment and intervention to her clients and adopts a holistic therapy approach. She chose to pursue a career in speech pathology because she values and can see the crucial importance of communication. For this reason, Georgia is passionate about assisting clients and their families to communicate functionally in day-to-day life.

Georgia has attended various professional development courses, workshops, and conferences to enhance her clinical knowledge and expertise, including workshops in the areas of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Key Word Sign.

Reece Motson - Speech Pathologist   Reece is a passionate and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist from Brisbane. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and has a particular interest in paediatric feeding and behaviour support.  Reece worked for several years in disability support roles with adults and children prior to studying Speech Pathology. He also currently volunteers in youth mentoring roles with children experiencing hardship and disadvantage in the community.  Reece chose a career in Speech Pathology as a means of resolving the underlying communication and feeding difficulties that often presented as challenging behaviour in the children and adults that he worked with as a Disability Support Worker.  Reece is also committed to the important role that research performs in keeping work practices relevant and effective, and completed an Undergraduate Research Internship while studying his Speech Pathology degree.

Reece Motson - Speech Pathologist

Reece is a passionate and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist from Brisbane. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and has a particular interest in paediatric feeding and behaviour support.

Reece worked for several years in disability support roles with adults and children prior to studying Speech Pathology. He also currently volunteers in youth mentoring roles with children experiencing hardship and disadvantage in the community.

Reece chose a career in Speech Pathology as a means of resolving the underlying communication and feeding difficulties that often presented as challenging behaviour in the children and adults that he worked with as a Disability Support Worker.

Reece is also committed to the important role that research performs in keeping work practices relevant and effective, and completed an Undergraduate Research Internship while studying his Speech Pathology degree.

Stephanie Hiebert - Speech Pathologist   Stephanie is a positive and passionate speech pathologist from the Gold Coast region. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Nursing where she worked across a variety of settings including hospital, aged care facilities, telehealth and working abroad. Stephanie’s understanding and passion for communication and her unique background in health inspired her to pursue speech pathology as a career.  Stephanie enjoys working with a variety of clients across all ages, with a particular interest in paediatric speech and language. She prides herself in taking a holistic approach in providing the most appropriate and evidence-based practice to all clients. She enjoys providing individualised, functional and fun therapy to support a client’s ongoing communication needs. She also takes particular interest in educating and working closely not only with the client but their families and/or significant other/s.

Stephanie Hiebert - Speech Pathologist

Stephanie is a positive and passionate speech pathologist from the Gold Coast region. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Nursing where she worked across a variety of settings including hospital, aged care facilities, telehealth and working abroad. Stephanie’s understanding and passion for communication and her unique background in health inspired her to pursue speech pathology as a career.

Stephanie enjoys working with a variety of clients across all ages, with a particular interest in paediatric speech and language. She prides herself in taking a holistic approach in providing the most appropriate and evidence-based practice to all clients. She enjoys providing individualised, functional and fun therapy to support a client’s ongoing communication needs. She also takes particular interest in educating and working closely not only with the client but their families and/or significant other/s.

 
Thais Musulin - Speech Pathologist   Thais is a positive and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist with experience delivering enjoyable, client-centred services for clients across the lifespan.  Thais holds a Masters of Science, Psychology, and Speech-Language Pathology. Being from Switzerland, she is also multilingual - speaking English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Indonesian.  Thais believes that communication is key to pursuing life ambitions, and as such, is passionate about helping those with communication difficulties bring out their potential to achieve their ambitions.  She prides herself on taking a holistic approach and in providing the best evidence-based practice to all clients she works with.

Thais Musulin - Speech Pathologist

Thais is a positive and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist with experience delivering enjoyable, client-centred services for clients across the lifespan.

Thais holds a Masters of Science, Psychology, and Speech-Language Pathology. Being from Switzerland, she is also multilingual - speaking English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Indonesian.

Thais believes that communication is key to pursuing life ambitions, and as such, is passionate about helping those with communication difficulties bring out their potential to
achieve their ambitions.

She prides herself on taking a holistic approach and in providing the best evidence-based practice to all clients she works with.

Emily Barbour - Speech Pathologist   Emily completed her speech pathology degree in 2009, and has since worked in both the acute and community settings with a wide range of clients!  She has a particular interest working with school aged children, including children with autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delay, and intellectual disability.  Emily prides herself on her ability to maintain open communication with all clients and their families, and build a strong rapport. She also strives to run therapy sessions that are engaging and goal-driven!

Emily Barbour - Speech Pathologist

Emily completed her speech pathology degree in 2009, and has since worked in both the acute and community settings with a wide range of clients!

She has a particular interest working with school aged children, including children with autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delay, and intellectual disability.

Emily prides herself on her ability to maintain open communication with all clients and their families, and build a strong rapport. She also strives to run therapy sessions that are engaging and goal-driven!

Bonnie Zaghini - Speech Pathologist   Bonnie is a passionate speech pathologist with an interest in continuing a rural generalist role within Glasswing Therapy. This means that she is excited about working with clients across the lifespan, with a broad range of disabilities.  Bonnie is interested in the areas of speech and language development, augmentative and alternative communication, dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and adopting a holistic approach to therapy that will lead to measurable outcomes for clients across the Gold Coast and Brisbane regions. She also delivers telehealth to rural and remote clients, and is a valuable member of the Glasswing Therapy team!

Bonnie Zaghini - Speech Pathologist

Bonnie is a passionate speech pathologist with an interest in continuing a rural generalist role within Glasswing Therapy. This means that she is excited about working with clients across the lifespan, with a broad range of disabilities.

Bonnie is interested in the areas of speech and language development, augmentative and alternative communication, dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and adopting a holistic approach to therapy that will lead to measurable outcomes for clients across the Gold Coast and Brisbane regions. She also delivers telehealth to rural and remote clients, and is a valuable member of the Glasswing Therapy team!

 
Scott Gordon - Occupational Therapist (Home Modifications and Assistive Technology Specialist)   Scott is an occupational therapist who specialises in assistive technology and home and environmental modifications.  As a C3 quadriplegic himself he has over 20 years personal experience using and working with assistive technology, highlighting the importance of the right technology complementing and facilitating engagement in daily activities.  Scott works with Glasswing Therapy as a Home Modifications and Assistive Technology specialist - providing customised solutions for clients with complex needs. Scott utilises progressive technology to design and manufacture customised and affordable solutions specific to client needs.  Scott is a forward thinking research and evidence based clinician, who is currently completing his PhD alongside other projects to continuously contribute towards the allied health industry on a far reaching scale.

Scott Gordon - Occupational Therapist (Home Modifications and Assistive Technology Specialist)

Scott is an occupational therapist who specialises in assistive technology and home and environmental modifications.

As a C3 quadriplegic himself he has over 20 years personal experience using and working with assistive technology, highlighting the importance of the right technology complementing and facilitating engagement in daily activities.

Scott works with Glasswing Therapy as a Home Modifications and Assistive Technology specialist - providing customised solutions for clients with complex needs. Scott utilises progressive technology to design and manufacture customised and affordable solutions specific to client needs.

Scott is a forward thinking research and evidence based clinician, who is currently completing his PhD alongside other projects to continuously contribute towards the allied health industry on a far reaching scale.

Ruby Ryan - Occupational Therapist   Ruby is a positive and enthusiastic clinician with a passion for helping people to function and participate more fully and independently in their daily lives.  Ruby strives to capitalise on the strengths and interests of individuals to create effective and meaningful therapy. She enjoys working with all ages, across a wide range of abilities, disabilities, and additional needs. She enjoys supporting clients in working towards building their sensory processing, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, and social skills, and can assist with equipment prescriptions and home modifications.  As your therapist, Ruby will work alongside you as a collaborative partner to enable you to achieve your own goals in meaningful ways.

Ruby Ryan - Occupational Therapist

Ruby is a positive and enthusiastic clinician with a passion for helping people to function and participate more fully and independently in their daily lives.

Ruby strives to capitalise on the strengths and interests of individuals to create effective and meaningful therapy. She enjoys working with all ages, across a wide range of abilities, disabilities, and additional needs. She enjoys supporting clients in working towards building their sensory processing, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, and social skills, and can assist with equipment prescriptions and home modifications.

As your therapist, Ruby will work alongside you as a collaborative partner to enable you to achieve your own goals in meaningful ways.

Taylor Sainsbury - Occupational Therapist   Taylor is an approachable and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a passion for assisting a diverse range of clients in maintaining and developing skills to increase participation and independence in their everyday activities with ease.  Taylor has experience working with children and adults and has particular interest in independent living, sensory processing and fine/gross motor skills.  Treatment sessions are tailored to each client’s individual needs in their natural environments from birth to aged care.  Specifically, the sessions may address the physical environment through equipment prescription or minor modifications, modulating and increasing awareness of your sensory needs through sensory integration, or collaboratively discussing strategies to manage your day to day tasks.

Taylor Sainsbury - Occupational Therapist

Taylor is an approachable and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a passion for assisting a diverse range of clients in maintaining and developing skills to increase participation and independence in their everyday activities with ease.

Taylor has experience working with children and adults and has particular interest in independent living, sensory processing and fine/gross motor skills.

Treatment sessions are tailored to each client’s individual needs in their natural environments from birth to aged care.

Specifically, the sessions may address the physical environment through equipment prescription or minor modifications, modulating and increasing awareness of your sensory needs through sensory integration, or collaboratively discussing strategies to manage your day to day tasks.

 
Kalen Schloss - Occupational Therapist   Kalen has experience working in rural, regional and metropolitan areas with a diverse range of clients throughout the lifespan.  Kalen enjoys working with clients of all ages, with a keen interest in treating both children adults with neurological + developmental disorders, and individuals experiencing sensory processing difficulties.  Being part of a process that enables clients to improve their independent living skills, behaviour, and participate in activities of daily living to the best of their ability is of key importance to Kalen.

Kalen Schloss - Occupational Therapist

Kalen has experience working in rural, regional and metropolitan areas with a diverse range of clients throughout the lifespan.

Kalen enjoys working with clients of all ages, with a keen interest in treating both children adults with neurological + developmental disorders, and individuals experiencing sensory processing difficulties.

Being part of a process that enables clients to improve their independent living skills, behaviour, and participate in activities of daily living to the best of their ability is of key importance to Kalen.

Hollie Fisher- Occupational Therapist    Hollie is an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a passion for supporting individuals across the lifespan to reach their goals. Hollie’s therapy sessions take place in the community, keeping therapy client-centered, fun and convenient for the client.  Hollie’s approach to therapy is strength-based and she enjoys using a whole family approach to intervention. Hollie has a special interest in working in rural and remote areas and providing services to those who access to therapy may be limited by distance.  Hollie enjoys supporting clients who need assistance accessing funding for therapy, completing equipment prescriptions, basic home modifications, teaching life skills and helping people with disabilities participate in leisure activities.  As your therapist, Hollie will work alongside you and your family to enable you to achieve meaningful goals.

Hollie Fisher- Occupational Therapist

Hollie is an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a passion for supporting individuals across the lifespan to reach their goals. Hollie’s therapy sessions take place in the community, keeping therapy client-centered, fun and convenient for the client.

Hollie’s approach to therapy is strength-based and she enjoys using a whole family approach to intervention. Hollie has a special interest in working in rural and remote areas and providing services to those who access to therapy may be limited by distance.

Hollie enjoys supporting clients who need assistance accessing funding for therapy, completing equipment prescriptions, basic home modifications, teaching life skills and helping people with disabilities participate in leisure activities.

As your therapist, Hollie will work alongside you and your family to enable you to achieve meaningful goals.

Alana McLeod - Occupational Therapist   Alana is passionate about empowering people to overcome any barriers and challenges to assist them in participating and engaging in meaningful occupations within their everyday lives.  Alana holds a double degree in both Early Education and Occupational Therapy. She has experience working in early education, community services, case work management, and Occupational Therapy across a wide range of settings.  Alana enjoys working across all ages with clients of all abilities. She has a particular interest in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and behaviour management and is a valuable member of the Glasswing Therapy team!

Alana McLeod - Occupational Therapist

Alana is passionate about empowering people to overcome any barriers and challenges to assist them in participating and engaging in meaningful occupations within their everyday lives.

Alana holds a double degree in both Early Education and Occupational Therapy. She has experience working in early education, community services, case work management, and Occupational Therapy across a wide range of settings.

Alana enjoys working across all ages with clients of all abilities. She has a particular interest in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and behaviour management and is a valuable member of the Glasswing Therapy team!


 
Deirdre Hogarth - Occupational Therapist   Deirdre has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 29 years in a variety of public and private settings, including community health, early intervention, school and preschool based services, disability services and 14 years at the Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.  Deirdre has a passion for working in partnership with children and their families using a strength based approach to achieve goals. Her playfulness and sense of humour enable her to connect with children and their families and ensure that therapy sessions are always fun.   Deirdre is currently contracted in a supervisory role with Glasswing Therapy.

Deirdre Hogarth - Occupational Therapist

Deirdre has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 29 years in a variety of public and private settings, including community health, early intervention, school and preschool based services, disability services and 14 years at the Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.

Deirdre has a passion for working in partnership with children and their families using a strength based approach to achieve goals. Her playfulness and sense of humour enable her to connect with children and their families and ensure that therapy sessions are always fun.

Deirdre is currently contracted in a supervisory role with Glasswing Therapy.

Maree Buchan - Dietitian   Maree has completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science as well as a 2yr Masters (with Distinction) in Dietetics and Exercise Rehabilitation. She has worked for 10yrs as a dietitian in the hospital, community and private practise areas, with a particular interest in paediatric nutrition. She gained specialised paediatric experience during her 6yrs working at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.  Maree’s areas of particular interest include:  - Paediatrics (babies, children & adolescents) - Fussy Eaters (Understanding Autism and sensory issues) - General Nutrition & Healthy Eating - Weight Management (overweight, underweight, weight maintenance) - Newly diagnosed and long term Type 2 Diabetes management - Heart Health- hypertension and cholesterol - Gut health- including food allergies & intolerances - Gastrointestinal disorders (constipation, IBS, diverticulitis, coeliac disease) - Anaemia - Oncology  With your health goals in mind, Maree will assess your dietary intake, medical conditions, background and lifestyle to individually tailor a plan to improve your health and wellbeing.

Maree Buchan - Dietitian

Maree has completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science as well as a 2yr Masters (with Distinction) in Dietetics and Exercise Rehabilitation. She has worked for 10yrs as a dietitian in the hospital, community and private practise areas, with a particular interest in paediatric nutrition. She gained specialised paediatric experience during her 6yrs working at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.

Maree’s areas of particular interest include:

- Paediatrics (babies, children & adolescents)
- Fussy Eaters (Understanding Autism and sensory issues)
- General Nutrition & Healthy Eating
- Weight Management (overweight, underweight, weight maintenance)
- Newly diagnosed and long term Type 2 Diabetes management
- Heart Health- hypertension and cholesterol
- Gut health- including food allergies & intolerances
- Gastrointestinal disorders (constipation, IBS, diverticulitis, coeliac disease)
- Anaemia
- Oncology

With your health goals in mind, Maree will assess your dietary intake, medical conditions, background and lifestyle to individually tailor a plan to improve your health and wellbeing.

Raylene Cranshaw - Special Education Teacher, Personal Trainer, and Pilates/Yoga instructor   Raylene completed her Bachelor of Education in 1996 and has over 20 years of experience in the education industry, working as both a primary and secondary teacher, behaviour support consultant, itinerant support teacher, life skills coach for adults and adolescents, and program coordinator at TAFE NSW.  She is passionate about working with both children and adults with disabilities towards achieving their school based goals and improving their skills for life beyond school!  Raylene is also trained in fitness and personal training and has over 30 years of experience working with adults towards achieving optimum health and lifestyle goals.  Raylene provides special education tutoring and personal training services with Glasswing Therapy, as well as yoga/pilates/dance classes - and we are blessed to have her on our team!

Raylene Cranshaw - Special Education Teacher, Personal Trainer, and Pilates/Yoga instructor

Raylene completed her Bachelor of Education in 1996 and has over 20 years of experience in the education industry, working as both a primary and secondary teacher, behaviour support consultant, itinerant support teacher, life skills coach for adults and adolescents, and program coordinator at TAFE NSW.

She is passionate about working with both children and adults with disabilities towards achieving their school based goals and improving their skills for life beyond school!

Raylene is also trained in fitness and personal training and has over 30 years of experience working with adults towards achieving optimum health and lifestyle goals.

Raylene provides special education tutoring and personal training services with Glasswing Therapy, as well as yoga/pilates/dance classes - and we are blessed to have her on our team!

 
Paivi Saul - Student Coordinator and Allied Health Assistant   Paivi is an Occupational Therapy student graduating in 2019 who is passionate about working with the paediatric population.  Having worked within multiple early intervention settings, Paivi has a keen interest in the development of fine and gross motor, independent living, and sensory processing skills.  Paivi believes that therapy should be meaningful, engaging, and fun and that OT provides a way to empower children and their families towards reaching their goals - regardless of their everyday challenges.  Paivi is responsible for organising our community therapy program and student clinic - including screening days, workshops, and parent education evenings. She also plays a crucial role as an allied health assistant - supporting clients towards achieving their goals more affordably, and in a more intensive fashion.

Paivi Saul - Student Coordinator and Allied Health Assistant

Paivi is an Occupational Therapy student graduating in 2019 who is passionate about working with the paediatric population.

Having worked within multiple early intervention settings, Paivi has a keen interest in the development of fine and gross motor, independent living, and sensory processing skills.

Paivi believes that therapy should be meaningful, engaging, and fun and that OT provides a way to empower children and their families towards reaching their goals - regardless of their everyday challenges.

Paivi is responsible for organising our community therapy program and student clinic - including screening days, workshops, and parent education evenings. She also plays a crucial role as an allied health assistant - supporting clients towards achieving their goals more affordably, and in a more intensive fashion.

Laura Dunn - Allied Health Assistant   Laura has completed an Associate’s Degree of Allied Health and is currently studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. The driving interest behind her choice of Speech Pathology is her desire to facilitate communication. This is likely due to the lifelong exposure to family members and friends with limited or no formal speech and the challenges that she has seen this bring.  Laura has experience working with adults and children with a broad range of needs. Her tranquil composure facilitates a calm and peaceful environment benefiting therapy in both individual and team settings. She thoroughly enjoys contributing and witnessing the progress and achievements clients make throughout treatment. Laura can self-manage and work independently as well as effectively communicate as a member of a team.

Laura Dunn - Allied Health Assistant

Laura has completed an Associate’s Degree of Allied Health and is currently studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. The driving interest behind her choice of Speech Pathology is her desire to facilitate communication. This is likely due to the lifelong exposure to family members and friends with limited or no formal speech and the challenges that she has seen this bring.

Laura has experience working with adults and children with a broad range of needs. Her tranquil composure facilitates a calm and peaceful environment benefiting therapy in both individual and team settings. She thoroughly enjoys contributing and witnessing the progress and achievements clients make throughout treatment. Laura can self-manage and work independently as well as effectively communicate as a member of a team.

PRACSEC - Information Management and Security team   Pracsec regularly assess and review our business security posture and ensure that we comply with relevant regulations while providing a defence-in-depth set of controls that mitigate the most common attacks against systems and networks.  Leveraging state of the art security monitoring and analysis software combined with decades of cyber-security expertise, we can ensure that your privacy is kept as secure as possible at all times.

PRACSEC - Information Management and Security team

Pracsec regularly assess and review our business security posture and ensure that we comply with relevant regulations while providing a defence-in-depth set of controls that mitigate the most common attacks against systems and networks.

Leveraging state of the art security monitoring and analysis software combined with decades of cyber-security expertise, we can ensure that your privacy is kept as secure as possible at all times.

 
Sue Radnedge - Swimming Instructor - specialising in working with children and adults with disabilities   Sue Radnedge is a qualified swimming teacher with over 20 years experience working in the industry.  She completes regular professional development, and is qualified as an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics Access and Inclusion (A&I).  Sue has a passion for working with both children and adults with disabilities. She enjoys making the water a comfortable experience for all clients, and increasing water safety awareness for all clients. With a great deal of patience, and a deep understanding of individual client needs, Sue is a fantastic addition to the Glasswing Therapy team, and we are excited to have her available for 1:1 individualised swimming lessons for all ages.

Sue Radnedge - Swimming Instructor - specialising in working with children and adults with disabilities

Sue Radnedge is a qualified swimming teacher with over 20 years experience working in the industry.

She completes regular professional development, and is qualified as an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics Access and Inclusion (A&I).

Sue has a passion for working with both children and adults with disabilities. She enjoys making the water a comfortable experience for all clients, and increasing water safety awareness for all clients. With a great deal of patience, and a deep understanding of individual client needs, Sue is a fantastic addition to the Glasswing Therapy team, and we are excited to have her available for 1:1 individualised swimming lessons for all ages.

Murphy - Glasswing Therapy Dog   Murphy is a valued part of our therapy team, and can help clients achieve their goals, reduce anxiety, or just have an excuse for some furry cuddles!  He loves to play, and adores attention. If you would like Murphy to come to one of your sessions - please let our team know and we will let you know the process for arranging this!

Murphy - Glasswing Therapy Dog

Murphy is a valued part of our therapy team, and can help clients achieve their goals, reduce anxiety, or just have an excuse for some furry cuddles!

He loves to play, and adores attention. If you would like Murphy to come to one of your sessions - please let our team know and we will let you know the process for arranging this!

Nala - Glasswing Therapy Dog [in training]!   We are excited to introduce Nala - Nala is a valued part of our therapy team, and can help clients achieve their goals, reduce anxiety, or just have an excuse for some puppy cuddles!  She loves to play, and adores attention. If you would like Nala to come to one of your sessions - please let our team know and we will let you know the process for arranging this!  As Nala is currently in training, we suggest you meet Murphy (our other loveable therapy dog) in 2019!

Nala - Glasswing Therapy Dog [in training]!

We are excited to introduce Nala - Nala is a valued part of our therapy team, and can help clients achieve their goals, reduce anxiety, or just have an excuse for some puppy cuddles!

She loves to play, and adores attention. If you would like Nala to come to one of your sessions - please let our team know and we will let you know the process for arranging this!

As Nala is currently in training, we suggest you meet Murphy (our other loveable therapy dog) in 2019!

 
Positions Vacant!   We are currently seeking passionate:  - Speech Pathologists - Psychologists - Occupational Therapists - Physiotherapists  You must hold a strong commitment to professional and personal development, continuing education, family and client centred practice, and an ‘above and beyond’ attitude for clients that fits in with the current service model being delivered by our close knit team of therapists!  Please email info@glasswingtherapy.com for more information, or to apply today!

Positions Vacant!

We are currently seeking passionate:

- Speech Pathologists
- Psychologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physiotherapists

You must hold a strong commitment to professional and personal development, continuing education, family and client centred practice, and an ‘above and beyond’ attitude for clients that fits in with the current service model being delivered by our close knit team of therapists!

Please email info@glasswingtherapy.com for more information, or to apply today!