OUR TEAM

 

Hailey Dumesny is the founder of The Helipad – Speech Pathology. She is both a speech pathologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). After graduating with her Masters of Speech Pathology in December 2013, she spent the next two years working overseas and interstate. In June 2016, she returned back to her home town in the western suburbs of Melbourne and opened up The Helipad – Speech Pathology to provide services to her local community.

Hailey has always had a passion for working with children and helping them learn. Her behaviour analysis studies helped her understand how children learn and how to design learning environments to help children master core skills. Hailey has combined this knowledge with her speech pathology expertise to create The Helipad’s reading, writing and school readiness programs.

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Megan Adams is a speech pathologist at The Helipad. She has a Masters in Speech Pathology and has worked in hospitals, schools, and both public and private clinics. She is also an active member of the national professional body, Speech Pathology Australia.

Megan has professional and volunteer experience working with a diverse range of children including those with disabilities, multicultural backgrounds, indigenous heritage and refugee backgrounds, and experiencing homelessness. She has also worked as a Literacy Assistant in the Learning Support Team at St Catherines School Toorak where she provided 1:1 literacy intervention with high school students.

Megan has a passion for literacy, language, social communication and supporting all children to reach their full potential. In her spare time, Megan enjoys netball, swimming, camping, travelling, reading and writing.

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Lottie Morison is a speech pathologist at the Helipad. She has a Masters in Speech Pathology, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts, and is a member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Lottie has worked in schools, public and private clinics with children 2-to-17-years-old. She has also been involved in research focussing on speech and voice differences of children with rare genetic diseases. Lottie’s biggest areas of interest are early language intervention, speech sound disorders and social skill development.

She is also passionate about getting to know children and using their interests to make therapy more engaging. Lottie also currently volunteers with children who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, and their families. In Lottie’s spare time she enjoys playing and listening to music, going to art galleries, hiking, yoga and swimming.

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Annabel Manders is a speech pathologist at The Helipad. She has a Masters in Speech Pathology and is a Certified Practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. Annabel has experience working with children, teenagers and adults in a variety of settings. She is very passionate and enthusiastic about collaborating with children and their families. Annabel loves getting to know the children that she works with and incorporating their interests into their sessions.

Annabel enjoys working in all areas of speech pathology, but is particularly interested in the language and literacy areas. Annabel goes above and beyond for our Helipad families. In her spare time, Annabel loves reading, listening to music, eating new foods and playing board games.

 

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Laura Holmes is The Helipad's behaviour consultant.  She has a background in primary education and is currently fulfilling the requirements to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) at Monash University.  She has provided individualised behaviour support to families for the past 16 years across both home and education settings.

Laura has a passion for supporting families and helping them tackle fussy eating, sleeping problems and ignoring instructions. She believes that finding and addressing the cause of a challenging behaviour is essential to make long lasting change. As a mum of two young children, Laura understands the challenges of every day life and supports families with compassion and never any judgement.

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