You can make a difference to your child's future

Our mission: To give families the knowledge, skills and confidence to find their children’s strengths, so they can engage and learn.

Our amazing team uses therapy techniques that can be done during everyday activities in a fun, natural way. 


Research proves that a child's development is most greatly influenced by the people they spend the most time with.

We will show you how to help your child develop.


This way, progress is faster!

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Rebecca Dillon

Occupational Therapist

Rebecca has experience working with children and young adults in private practice, government, and early intervention settings. She has a passion in supporting children and families to reach their full potential.

Rebecca is a strong advocate for supporting families and putting them at the center of the decision making process.  She enjoys working with children because she gets to use play as a tool to help their development. Rebecca values working within the child’s natural settings and using a strengths-based approach.

Rebecca has an interest in supporting child development within the areas of feeding, play and emotional development.

Outside of work Rebecca enjoys running, yoga, visiting family and friends, and spending time with her energetic Border Collie.

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Jaylee Clark

Occupational Therapist

Jaylee is an energetic, highly motivated therapist who enjoys getting to know the families and implementing practical, evidence-based strategies. She works in partnership with families to meet therapeutic goals.

Jaylee has a passion for working in Early Childhood Intervention with a plan to specialise in neonatal interventions in the future. She has experience with sensory processing, play development, socialisation, and eating difficulties and is always up for a challenge! 

In her spare time Jaylee enjoys spending time at the beach with her rescue dog Bundi, catching up with friends and travelling!

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Laura Kelly

Occupational Therapist

Laura has always had a passion for working with children to help them achieve their goals. Following this passion she studied Occupational Therapy at Deakin University in Geelong.

 

Laura has extensive experience working with children with disabilities through her work as a disability support worker, Therapy Assistant and private respite work over the past three years.


This previous experience and her studies have enabled her to expand her skills as a
developing therapist, she prides herself on being able to build rapport and providing therapy to the highest standard.

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Victoria Roache

Speech Pathologist

Victoria is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children and their families. Victoria has a warm, empathetic and pragmatic approach to therapy and enjoys the collaborative process of the therapy journey, firmly believing in the power and impact of Early Intervention in the younger years.

Victoria has worked across governmental, not-for-profit and private practice settings and has provided therapy services for babies, children and young adults with developmental delays and disabilities. Victoria has gained additional training in programs such as: Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’, PODD Training, and Key Word Sign.

In her spare time Victoria enjoys going for walks with her two dogs, growing plants from seeds or cuttings from her garden, and is a keen baker!

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Laura Harvey

Speech Pathologist / Director

​Laura has extensive experience working in hospitals, schools, community centres, Speech Pathology clinics and early intervention organisations. 

Laura created Dot to Dot after realising her dream workplace did not exist. Laura dreamed of providing high quality therapy amongst a team of dedicated therapists focussed on empowering parents and caregivers to achieve the greatest outcomes for children.

 

Laura loves her job and has done further study in; early language development, social communication, picky eating, speech sound disorders, sensory processing, behaviour support strategies, stuttering, and alternative communication methods (e.g. devices).

 

Laura's professional knowledge and experience allows her to see children and families holistically which improves the outcomes of children.

Laura has an energetic and playful personality. She loves reading, spending time with her family, long distance running and eating ice-cream.

Jess Linnell

Speech Pathologist
 

Jess has worked in a range of settings including private practice, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to becoming a Speech Pathologist Jess completed a degree in Psychological Science. 

Jess has a passion to remain up to date on evidence-based practice and continues to upskill.  She has additional training in Hanen ‘More Than Words’, We Thinkers Social Skills Program, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Literacy, Preschool Stuttering and parent coaching.

Jess has experience working with children from 2 to 10 years old with a range of disabilities and developmental delays. Implementing strategies and advocating for children within naturalistic settings in the home environment, kindergarten, and schools.  She strives to ensure all children have a means to communicate and connect with the world around them.  

Jess is originally from South Africa and grew up in the country.  In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, camping and hiking.  She works hard to find space for her growing population of indoor plants.  

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Kristen Fitzell

Dietitian

Kristen is an accredited practising dietitian with a broad range of experience in the hospital setting across Queensland and Victoria. She has experience working with children from birth to 18 years of age.

 

Kristen has a particular interest in feeding difficulties and is a strong advocate for the role of nutrition in improving the health of infants and children.

 

Outside of work, Kristen enjoys getting outdoors, travelling and spending time with her family, friends and fur baby.

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Fontaine Portelli

Dietitian

Fontaine developed an early interest in nutrition and the science behind food during a high school home economics class, going on to complete her Masters in Science in Dietetics at Sunshine University. She gained extensive experience in a broad range of Dietetics working across the Public Hospital and Community Health settings. It was here she was drawn to working in the field of paediatrics. Fontaine enjoys working with families - empowering them to optimise their child's nutritional intake through dietary education and counselling.

 

Fontaine has experience working with children of all ages and various health conditions as well as in specialised feeding clinics with her allied health colleges.

 

After the arrival of her first child, Fontaine moved back to her hometown of Ocean Grove and after finding her feet as a Mum she joined the Dot To Dot team. Fontaine loves spending time at the beach and enjoys nothing more than exploring new coastlines on trips away with family or friends.  

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Marnie Holden

Clinical Psychologist

Marnie is a kind and understanding member of the Dot to Dot Autism Assessment team.

Marnie is passionate about working with children and believes in providing therapy and assessments that are relevant to the specific needs of the child when considering their development, their family and their broader community.

With a background in social welfare, school settings and NDIS funded organisations, Marnie has developed an ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, exhibiting a range of complex needs. Marnie’s experience covers a range of issues impacting on typical development including neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD, learning disabilities, trauma, grief and loss, health/rehabilitation impacts and mental health impacts such as depression and anxieties.

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Jacqui Power

Practice Manager

Jacqui is an experienced Practice Manager with over 7 years’ worth of knowledge gained by assisting clinics in their daily operation and behind-the-scenes! Jacqui can relate to almost anyone with her broad and varied background, previously working as a Nurse, Admin Assistant, Horse Riding instructor and even a Fire Fighter before settling on Practice Management.

Jacqui embodies Dot to Dot’s values as she loves learning and continues to expand her skills, completing her Diploma in Practice Management in 2015 and currently studying a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Business Management and Human Resources.

Jacqui’s goal is for all families to feel understood and supported by Dot to Dot Early Intervention and within the community. Jacqui eagerly meets and gets to know everyone connected to Dot to Dot and can’t wait to make early intervention a meaningful and rewarding experience.

In her spare time Jacqui enjoys spending time with her children, horse riding, reading, baking and diamond painting as well as finding ways to give back to the community.

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Stacey Brighton

 

Office Administrator

Stacey grew up in Darwin and is a Cyclone Tracy survivor.  Her family lost 2 homes being the one they were renting and their new house that they were due to move into on Boxing Day.  

She started as a Nurse at the age of 17.  She worked for the Royal Darwin Hospital for 16 yrs and was the Bed Manager for 10 of those years.  Next came a move to Queensland to own and manage a pet shop.  That was fun.  Then she moved for love to Murray Bridge SA, but when she kissed him he was still a toad. Stacey worked for Bridge Clinic for 10 years, going from Reception, Accounts, Administration and Supervisor. 

 

Finally she moved to Geelong Vic as her daughter is studying Psychology at Deakin University.  Her son lives in Koroit and is 6”4” to her 5’4” and calls her “Stimpy”, cheeky bugga. 

 

She is hoping this is the last move and that working at Dot to Dot Early Intervention will be her last position and sees her through to retirement.  In her free time she likes to create and make Quilts and sensory play mats.  Her motto in life is to always follow the rainbow.