CliniKids is a not-for-profit centre integrating world-class research with a clinical service for children with developmental delay and/or autism spectrum disorder, and their families. It is the first of its kind for autism in Australia.
One of the unique aspects of CliniKids is the integration of clinical services with cutting-edge research. Our exceptional team of researchers work in collaboration with our clinicians to give the community access to the world's best evidence-based therapies.
CliniKids recently welcomed Gayle, Tarryn and Emma to the clinical team. The clinicians will be located out our new Joondalup clinic, which will be welcoming families in Term 4.
Gayle (pictured left) is a Senior Occupational Therapist at CliniKids. She has extensive clinical experience working across several sectors including hospitals, private practice, private clinics, community based and disability settings.
Gayle ran her own paediatric private practice and mobile kindy screening program for 14 years, has worked at Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre, and most recently across the life span in complex disability for Therapy Focus. Gayle has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, and with a diverse range of clients. She always comes back to her love for early support and the impact that is possible in the early years.
Tarryn (pictured above right) is an Occupational Therapist with experience in delivering paediatric therapy services in the community and clinic-based settings. She has a passion for working with children and their families to create best outcomes in early childhood early intervention. Tarryn is trained in a range of approaches including the CO-OP therapy, the PRPP assessment, SCERTS, the SOS approach to feeding.
Emma, pictured right, is a Speech Pathologist who has special interests in autism, orofacial myology, speech sound disorders, literacy, and all areas of language. She was drawn to the field of speech pathology by her passion for creating a world where all people are equal and where differences are embraced, which she thinks is best achieved by giving people their own voice for self-advocacy. Emma also enjoys seeing therapy spaces shifting towards neuro-affirming therapies.