At Peninsula Speech Pathology Services we are committed to the ongoing development of our staff. We invest in training and career development for the whole team.

This enables us to improve our techniques all the time based on research outcomes. Applying an evidence-based practice ensures that our patients receive the most effective and relevant treatments.

our team

Megan Ingram

Speech Pathologist / Director

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The best part of my day is being able to see the huge leaps forward our children with speech difficulties regularly make.  Often starting out shy and reserved, it’s personally uplifting to watch them grow in confidence as they put into practice the strategies they have learned.  It’s especially rewarding to see the looks on their parents’ faces as it slowly dawns upon them that their child can achieve a happier outcome.

Everyone has the right to communication.  It enables the expression of needs and wants, interaction with others and connection to community.  It’s very satisfying to know our work can help achieve this for people who thought it may never happen.

If an adult or child in your life is experiencing communication or feeding difficulties that are causing you concern, please make contact.  We would love to help.

Margo O’Callaghan

Speech Pathologist / Director

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I came from a background in Customer Service and began my career as a Speech Pathologist over 20 years ago working with adults and the aged community. After a sea change to the Peninsula in 2001 to raise my family, I started work with PSPS in 2003, becoming a partner and Director in 2007.  I like to challenge myself, know how things ‘work’ and learn new things. The last 14 years have been spent developing expertise in Paediatric practice whilst continuing to work with adult clients.  I think I’ve learnt as much from my clients as might have from me. Seeing people strive so hard to be their best is humbling, and being able to contribute to their growth, a privilege. I love problem solving and coming up with novel ideas to help each individual. My family and I are proud, active members of the Disabled Surfers Association – Peninsula Branch. Secretly….I’m an old fashioned gal who can cook, sew, knit and ballroom dance!!

Tracey Ayton

Speech Pathologist

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Tracey is an experienced clinician who has worked at Biala before joining the Pen Speech team

Jacinta Filliponi

Speech Pathologist

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Jacinta is a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.  Since graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, she has focussed on assessment and treatment of paediatric speech and language disorders. Jacinta has worked with a variety of clients including children with: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cleft Palate, Selective Mutism, and other disorders. Jacinta has worked in a wide variety of settings including private practice, the Department of Education and private schools. Jacinta is experienced in running group sessions as well as individual therapy. Jacinta also graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with majors in Anatomy, Human Biology and Physiology and has many years experience working closely with children as a Nanny.

Tayla Evans

Speech Pathologist

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Tayla is currently on Maternity Leave

Julianne Trebilcock

Speech Pathologist

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Without giving anything away …. I have more than 20 years experience working in Early Intervention, having worked with various organisations including Yooralla, Illoura and Biala. My strength is disguising therapy through play and planning sessions “through the eyes of the child”.  I love engaging children this way. Fun is always a priority as is giving parents practical, functional and ‘doable’ strategies to use in everyday routines. I’m creative at heart, passionate about handmade craft –and proud to say I crochet a mean granny square!!

Tiahn Holloway

Speech Pathologist

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My experience as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist has been based across Early Intervention as well as Private Practice caseloads. I get a lot of satisfaction advocating for my clients to help them progress across all day to day settings. Seeing children develop new skills and watching parents feel supported and become less stressed is what I enjoy most about my job. When I’m not at work my three children (particularly my energetic two year old)  keep my active and busy.

Jordana Korbl

Speech Pathologist

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Jordana joined the Pen Speech Plus team this year.  She comes to us from another Private Practice in the city

Melanie Knight

Speech Pathologist

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Melanie is a qualified Speech Pathologist who has primarily worked with paediatrics since graduating 20 years ago. Her experience includes working within schools, community health, early intervention & hospital settings, as well as private practice. Melanie has a particular interest in working with children with literacy difficulties. She is currently working 1 day/week, running an early literacy program with the prep students at a local school.

Roshen Thomasz

Speech Pathologist

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Roshen sees both adults and children

Mark Le

Speech Pathologist

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Mark comes to us from the Department of Education and Noahs Ark.  He works with a diverse caseload which includes early intervention through to adult disability

Brooke Perrin

Speech Pathologist

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Brooke has been a Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Speech Pathology Services since July 2017. She understands that sometimes learning speech and language concepts can be difficult for some of our clients, which is why she is passionate about making her sessions as engaging possible. Whether that be by using arts and crafts, playing a sporting game or acting a bit silly, no session is ever the same. Brooke believes that having fun is the best way to learn, so all of her sessions are tailored to her clients interests and passions.  She works closely with her clients and their families to ensure practice is as functional as possible and enjoyable for all involved. When she’s not working, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends, in particular her energetic puppy dog.

Ashleigh Spiek

Speech Pathologist

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I began volunteer work with PSPS as a Speech Pathology student in 2015 and am due to graduate in 2017. Whilst studying I’ve worked in Public Health and as an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapist. I love everything about my chosen career and can’t wait to put all I’ve learnt to practice. In the meantime I’m enjoying supporting the therapists at PSPS as a Speech Therapy Aide –setting up therapy activities, preparing resources and assisting in group sessions. I’m also know for supplying guilty treats in the staff kitchen.

Megan Kruse

Speech Pathologist

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Megan works at Pen Speech Plus two days a week.  She see both paediatric and an adult caseload

Kerry Holland

Speech Pathologist

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Kerry works with School aged children.  She is involved in the No Limits project.  Her speciality is working with Literacy.

Jess Carpenter

Speech Pathologist

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Since qualifying in 2012, I have worked extensively across community clinics and schools in the UK; delivering a range of assessment and intervention to children and young adults from 8 months to 18 years. I have a strong interest in the link between language and behaviour and enjoy working with those children some may label as “tricky”. I honestly love being a speechie as every day is different and children have a wonderful way of putting a smile on your face! I recently moved to Melbourne as I love travelling, eating (lots of) new food and meeting new people.

Lillian Colley

Speech Pathologist

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Lillian is the resident AAC and Alternative communication guru.  She works at Pen Speech two days a week.

occupational therapy

Malancha Mukherjee

Occupational Therapist

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Eliza Bowen

Occupational Therapist

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client services

Kerrie-Ann Johnston

Client Services

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Kerrie works in Frankston Wednesday to Friday.

Dawn Knox

Practice Manager

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Dawn works in Frankston Monday and Tuesday and Mornington on Wednesday

Allison Anderson

Administration 

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Allison works in Mornington Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Gemma Smith

Administration

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Gemma works in Mornington on Monday and Thursday

Jack Knox

Administration

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Jack works in Mornington on Monday and Wednesday

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