Our Approach

Let's Talk Let's Eat Speech Pathology (LTLE) is a small, dedicated team of speech pathologists passionate about helping children reach their potential.

We are mums, dads, aunties, and cousins who work hard to support each LTLE family as our own.

Our Story

Founding speech pathologists, Renee and Caroline, first met whilst studying anatomy at the University of Queensland.

More than 10 years later, after settling on opposite sides of Brisbane, they decided to set up a practice together that would help children in Redlands and North Brisbane meet their communication and feeding potential.

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Meet the Team

 

This is us! We are fun, we are passionate, and we are serious about helping your child meet their communication, and feeding potential.

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Renee Cansdale

Founder & Clinical Lead Feeding 

Renee is an experienced speech pathologist who loves to work with early language and feeding populations. Renee has an extraordinary ability to achieve feeding, language, and literacy goals through play.

Renee has three young children and fluffy moodle named Mia.

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Caroline Ferris

Founder & Clinical Lead Communication

Caroline is an experienced, caring speech pathologist and mother of two, who loves working with all ages and aspects of communication. She has a keen interest in school aged language delay and disorders.

Before working with children, Caroline completed a PhD in the area of adult stroke and has a fascination with the brain and how it works.

Caroline is also a Hanen More than Words certified therapist, is trained in the SOS approach to feeding and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Sylvie Humphries

Administration Support

Sylvie is our Administration Support. With years of experience she is our help behind the scene.

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Lishelle Nastro

Lishelle is a friendly and approachable speech pathologist who enjoys supporting clients, and their families, to reach their speech, language, literacy and communication goals. She has a background of working in speech pathology research, as well as providing speech pathology services to adult and paediatric clients.

Lishelle is a PROMPT trained therapist and a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Erin Nicklin (on leave)

Erin is a speech pathologist who uses a family-centred approach to support families of young children to meet their communication goals. Erin has experience working with children with hearing loss, speech sound disorders, developmental language disorder, and school aged language.

Erin is a PROMPT trained and Hanen It Takes Two to Talk certified therapist, and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Joanne Wilkinson

Joanne is an experienced speech pathologist who enjoys working with children of all ages to support their speech, language, literacy and complex communication needs.

Joanne is loving the opportunity to work with the team at Let’s Talk, Let’s Eat to provide family centred support to north Brisbane clients.

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Liz Ho

Liz is a Speech Pathologist who is passionate about providing early intervention for children with speech and language delays, and has a particular interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and children who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices to support their communication.

Liz has previously enjoyed working on the Gold Coast, and has been trained in the implementation of the Pictures Exchange Communication system (PECs) and PROMPT. Liz enjoys building strong and lasting relationships with clients and their families.

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Cassie Willcox

Cassie looks after our families based in the Mackay Region. Cassie is a speech pathologist who enjoys working with younger children and their families to develop their overall communication skills.

She has four years experience working with clients in the home, school and clinic settings to achieve speech, language and literacy goals.

Cassie enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter and has recently taken up sewing as a hobby.

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Jacqui Riches

Jacqui is an enthusiastic speech pathologist who is passionate about supporting children and their families to reach their speech, language and communication goals. Jacqui has a particular interest in, and experience working with children of all ages with an Autism Spectrum Condition and those who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices.

Jacqui also has a behavioural science and teaching background which she enjoys incorporating into her holistic therapy approach.

Jacqui is AUSLAN trained and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Sarah Colwell

Sarah is a Speech Pathologist who has a strong passion for working with children, developing their social communication, literacy and language goals and has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Delay. She also has experience supporting children with fluency, and speech and language delays.

Sarah has previously worked in Melbourne, as well as inner regional Queensland. She has been trained in the DIR/Floortime, Social Thinking Approach and PODD and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Vanessa Bond

Vanessa is a paediatric generalist speech pathologist with experience across tertiary hospital, education, and community settings. She enjoys working with families to identify and work towards their goals for their children’s feeding, language, and literacy.

Vanessa has completed postgraduate studies in clinical education, and has a passion for teaching and training. She is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Aurelie Twidale

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Kate Gray

Kate is a Certified Practicing Speech Language Pathologist who is a strong advocate for supporting children and their families in a holistic manner. Kate is passionate about achieving individual goals for the best possible quality of life. Kate has experience in disability across the lifespan and has a particular interest in fluency, language delays and paediatric feeding.

Before completing a Master of Speech Pathology, Kate completed a Bachelor of Business  (Public relations and Marketing) and a Bachelor of Built Environment (Interior Design). On the side, Kate is an aerial arts instructor and teaches both neurotypical and neurodiverse adults and children. Kate also worked as a teacher aide in inclusivity with specific focus on literacy.

Kate has two young children and a rescue hobby farm which is her ultimate happy place.

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Clare Roberts

Clare is a Speech Pathologist who is passionate about supporting children in all aspects of their communication including speech, language and literacy. Clare has worked within pediatric private practice settings within Melbourne and has a particular interest in supporting children with Autism. Clare believes in using a strengths based approach and implements play based learning to help a child reach their goals.

Clare is trained in Hanen More than words, DIR floortime and Sounds Write. Clare is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Danielle Wilson-Smith

Danielle is our Clinic Manager with nearly 20 years experience in the Allied Health industry.  Dani's voice is the first you will hear when you call the clinic.  She is passionate about providing support to our clinicians and our LTLE families and if she can't help you straight away, will do her best to find a solution for you.

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Sreeya Parappukkaran

Sreeya is currently studying Speech Pathology and looks after our Saturday Clinicians and Clients.

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