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

Senior 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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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.

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Victoria Roache

Senior 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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Sheridan Billings

Occupational Therapist

Sheridan worked as a special education teacher for over 10 years before making a shift to Occupational Therapy to work with families and their children in order to support them to be the best version of themselves.

Sheridan has additional qualifications in working with children with ASD and has experience working with children who have a variety of health conditions, needs, and abilities. Sheridan is passionate about collaborating with families to enable and empower them to engage in the things they want to do or need to do.

Sheridan's most valued role is 'Mum', raising four children and a pug, with her husband. She enjoys cooking, gardening, crochet, knitting, tapestry, jigsaw puzzles, going to the beach, and playing with her children.

 Sheridan has been a professional musician, mostly playing Irish and folk music, performing at festivals and in many venues across Victoria as a singer/guitarist in various bands and as a solo artist. In recent years, since having children, Sheridan has shifted musical genres to rocking out a mean version of the likes of Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald Had a Farm.

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Caithlin White


Speech Pathologist
 

Caithlin is a warm therapist who enjoys connecting with families and involving them actively in the therapy process. In her career she has worked with clients across the life span from the early years to adults in settings including: private practice, schools and early childhood settings.

She has now come back to one of her first passions of working with children and their families. Caithlin believes in the value of family centered practice and working actively with parents and care givers so they feel involved in therapy.

Outside of work Caithlin enjoys time with family and friends, dancing and chocolate!

 

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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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Hannah Harvey


Therapy Assistant

Hannah is a university student planning to complete a Masters of Speech Pathology or Psychology. She loves her course and is excited to learn more as she continues this path. She has worked as a disability support mentor for 3 years and is keen to expand on this work through study and working at Dot to Dot.

Hannah loves to keep busy, so she fills her spare time with her passion for exercise, music, friends and family (including her 1.5-year-old 'bordoodle’ pup Ollie). She has a soft spot for ice cream, especially by the beach.

She is eager to work with children who have global development delays and long-term complex needs in their homes on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

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Lucy Hayden


Play Therapist

 

Lucy is an outgoing and passionate therapist, growing up in Hobart, Tasmania before moving to Geelong in 2018. Her background is in Psychological Science, and she is currently studying towards her Masters of Child Play Therapy.  Lucy really enjoys making therapy a fun experience while focusing on developing children's play skills, social skills, and self-confidence. Lucy finds working with children and their families through play incredibly rewarding, and she strives to empower everyone she works with to be the best possible version of themselves. She is by definition, a 'people person' and is always willing to have a chat.

In Lucy's spare time, she can be found at the beach, visiting or on FaceTime to her family in Tasmania, or playing mixed netball!

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Kelly Wurfel

Occupational Therapist

Kelly is a passionate and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who loves helping others achieve their goals. Kelly has experience working in private practice supporting individuals across all ages and various health conditions within the aged care, NDIS, and TAC sector, however, she has a passion to support children in early intervention.

Kelly has an interest in supporting children and their families in play development, gross motor and fine motor skill development, sensory processing, and social-emotional growth.
Outside of work, Kelly is known as a 'chocoholic' and enjoys camping and traveling with her family and friends, going to the beach, playing basketball, and running.

Alana Cummins

Speech Pathologist

Alana is an experienced speech pathologist who loves supporting children and their families throughout their early years.

Alana has a wealth of clinical experience working in hospital, community, rehabilitation, and private practice settings. She has clinical experience working with premature babies, infants and preschool children. She is skilled and experienced in infant feeding.

 

Alana is passionate about evidence-based training programs, and is certified and experienced in running the following Hanen programs: It Takes Two To Talk, More Than Words, Target Word and Learning Language and Loving It.

 

Alana revels in working with children with complex speech sound disorders and is committed to evidence-based practice when supporting these children.

Away from the office, Alana loves spending time with her family, reading, being a news junky and spending lots of time outdoors.

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.  

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.

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.

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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.