Our Approach

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

We are a family-focussed clinic and we aim to treat each client and their family as we would our own.

Our Story

Founding speech pathologists and Co-Directors, 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, passionate, experienced and serious about helping your child meet their communication, and feeding potential.

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Renee Cansdale

Founder, Director & 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, Director & 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 has PROMPT training.

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Danielle Wilson-Smith


CLINIC MANAGER

Danielle is our Clinic Manager, with almost 20 years experience in the Allied Health industry.   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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Sylvie Humphries


Administration Support

Sylvie is one of our fantastic Administration Support staff. With years of experience in administration and IT, she supports our clincians and staff with back of house tasks.

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Erin Nicklin


Erin is a speech pathologist who uses a family-centred approach to support families of young children to meet their communication and feeding 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 (on Maternity Leave)


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 experience working with clients in the home, school and clinic settings to achieve speech, language and literacy goals. Cassie is trained in PODD and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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, PROMPT 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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Stephanie Bell


Stephanie is a speech pathologist with experience in working with children with speech sound disorders, developmental language disorder, school aged language, and literacy. Stephanie has a passion for all things language, having studied French, Indonesian, Spanish, and Linguistics.

Stephanie has a family-centred approach and will work with families to set goals and monitor progress to make sure every child and their family get the best out of therapy.

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Aurelie Twidale


Aurelie is an experienced and caring speech pathologist in both paediatrics and adults. She has an extensive background in complex communication, including AAC and works closely with families to develop functional goals for her clients.

Aurelie is trained in the SOS approach to Feeding, PROMPT, PODD, a Hanen It Takes Two to Talk certified therapist, and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

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Kate Gray


Kate is a Certified Practicing speech 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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Samantha Williams


Sam is a speech pathologist with over 10 years experience working to support children in the educational setting, from early childhood to primary and secondary schools. Her particular interests include evidence-based reading and spelling interventions as well as school-aged language disorders.

While working as a speech pathologist, Sam completed a Master of Teaching (Primary). She has worked as a classroom teacher and also a Literacy Coordinator and loves to support teachers and schools to implement reading and spelling programs that support all students to learn.
Sam is Sounds Write and Reading Tutor (MultiLit) trained and is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. She has two young girls and loves going to the beach with her family.
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Elizabeth Stankevicius


Elizabeth (Lizzie) graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in 2017 and has worked in metropolitan and regional hospitals with children and adults.  Lizzie is experienced in providing early speech and language intervention and management of infants and children with dysphagia and feeding disorders. Lizzie enjoys working closely with families to achieve their goals and make talking and mealtimes fun.

Lizzie is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, Hanen It Takes Two to Talk certified therapist and is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding.

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