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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Laura Harvey

Speech Pathologist / Director

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

 

She loves her work and has studied; early language development, social interactions, picky eating, speech sound disorders, sensory processing, behaviour support strategies, stuttering, and alternative communication methods (e.g. devices).

 

Laura's professional knowledge 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, running and eating ice-cream.

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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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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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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.

Hannah Alford

Occupational Therapist

Hannah is an Occupational Therapist who has experience working within Special Education and private practice settings. Hannah is passionate about supporting children within a family centred approach. She values building strong relationships with families and their supports to drive meaningful outcomes.  Hannah has a particular interest in supporting individuals with their development of social learning and emotional regulation. She has sought further training in areas such as social thinking, sensory regulation, toileting and trauma informed practice.

Outside of work Hannah is an artist who loves to bring creativity into all areas of her life. Hannah can often be found at the beach with her family and friends and loves to travel!

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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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Grace Kelly

Speech Pathologist

Grace joined the Dot to Dot team after completing her studies at Charles Sturt University in Albury. She is passionate about engaging with parents and families to ensure holistic and meaningful interventions for all children, and enjoys getting to know and understand the whole family unit. Grace is friendly and welcoming and encourages a safe space so clients and families can feel well supported.  

 

Grace has experience with assessment and therapy for early language development and speech sound disorders. Grace’s area of clinical interest is intervention for sensory feeding difficulties and she is very motivated to engage in training this year to further develop her knowledge in this area. 

 

Outside of work, Grace enjoys exploring the Geelong area on the weekends to find the best coffee and going on walks with a good podcast. 

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Jessica Scholes-Robertson

Speech Pathologist

Jess is passionate about making functional differences for children and families. And enjoys working closely with families in an adaptable and strengths based way. 

 

Jess moved to Geelong from Wagga Wagga, where she worked in a non-for-profit setting since finishing university.

 

Jess has worked with children with disabilities and developmental delays aged 1-12. Jess has additional training in Hanen 'It Takes Two to Talk' program and the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) therapy approach. Jess is passionate about implementing this training with children in early intervention. 

 

Jess enjoys gardening and going for walks in her spare time and is hoping to have a puppy to take on walks soon!