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!
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.
Senior Occupational Therapist
Meko completed her degree in Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University in 2012, and for the past 9 years has worked in a variety of paediatric settings in Victoria and Tasmania.
Meko has a strong interest in infants and toddlers with a history of prematurity and neuromotor challenges as well as older children with a range of developmental disabilities including physical and cognitive diagnoses. Meko also has special interest areas in sleep and feeding challenges in children.
Senior Speech Pathologist
Hannah is an experienced therapist and has worked across a range of settings throughout her career.
Hannah has a very holistic approach & understands the interplay of all areas of a child's development. Her key areas of interest are in feeding, social and emotional wellbeing & early language development. Hannah leads Dot to Dot's feeding program to help children with a limited diet enjoy food and meet their nutritional needs. She looks at many factors that could be contributing to limited food variety, including sensory, communication, behavioural and oral motor issues.
Hannah enjoys spending time at the beach with her two young boys and gardening - she has over 50 house plants and is excited about starting to grow their own food in the garden at home.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.