Sydney Speech & Language Centre provides assessment and therapy that is individualised to support your child's speech, language and communication development.
Sydney Speech & Language Centre is an independent practice under the ownership of Charlotte Rehayem. Sydney Speech & Language Centre highly values a multidisciplinary approach to supporting children and adolescents. Consultation with Clinical Psychologists, Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, and Educational professionals is paramount to effective support and intervention.
Providing family and teacher support in order to assist children with communication difficulties is a high priority for Sydney Speech & Language Centre. Speech pathologists at the centre believe in helping and supporting children and their families reach their personal learning potentials and goals.
Director & Speech Pathologist – Charlotte Rehayem
Charlotte is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences (Macquarie University), and a Masters of Speech Language Pathology (The University of Sydney).
Charlotte’s clinical experience includes working with children who have difficulties with speech sound development, language, fluency (stuttering) and literacy. She enjoys collaborating closely with parents, teachers and other professionals, in order to attain the best possible outcomes from therapy intervention.
Charlotte is a fluent speaker of Arabic. She has had exposure to the provision of Speech Pathology services within a school based setting, private practice, community health and in hospitals. Her areas of interest include working with children who have literacy difficulties, as well as including speech and language difficulties.
Speech Pathologist – Sally Wales
Sally is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK). Sally is a Hanen certified Speech Pathologist and is trained in Key Word Sign and PECS. Sally has also completed the Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Program in London.
Sally's extensive clinical experience includes working with children with dyspraxia as well as children with difficulties in developing speech sounds and functional literacy. Sally has worked in many clinical settings in both the public and private sectors.
Sally has worked extensively within multi-disciplinary teams and believes passionately in the need to work very closely with parents, families, teachers and other health professionals. Sally's special areas of interest include working with children with delays in speech sounds and literacy development. Sally has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Speech Pathologist – Cecilia Giang
Cecilia is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Sciences (The University of Sydney) and a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Australian Catholic University).
Cecilia’s clinical experiences include working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay. Her expertise also includes working with children who have difficulties with speech sound development, language, fluency (stuttering) and literacy.
Cecilia has worked within multidisciplinary teams with Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Music Therapists in providing assessment and intervention services for children. She has also provided Speech Pathology services within school based and community setting as well as in private practice.
Speech Pathologist – Eliana Kirk (on maternity leave)
Eliana is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Eliana holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology and is a certified Orofacial Myologist.
Eliana's clinical expertise includes working with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties. She has also had extensive experience working with children and adults who present with weak oro-facial muscles, incorrect tongue resting posture and an incorrect swallowing pattern (tongue thrust). This is a particular area of interest for Eliana. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, private practice and orthodontic clinics.
Speech Pathologist – Mohammed Abdulwahed
Mohammed graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from the University of Sydney in 2016. Mohammed is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and is involved in the Speech Pathology Australia Professional Self-Regulation Program. Mohammed is dedicated to ongoing professional development through the Program to ensure practise quality. Mohammed has clinical experience working with young children, preschool and school aged clients, as well as children with a range of different disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, social communication and literacy difficulties. He has worked across schools, community centres, private clinics, home settings, nursing homes and hospitals. Mohammed has a keen interest in working with the following child-related areas: stuttering, speech and language difficulties, social communication, alternative and augmentative communication.
Mohammed is fluent in English and Arabic. He is experienced in working with individuals and families from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background. He has experience conducting therapy sessions, as well as communicating assessment results and therapy progress to parents in English and Arabic. Outside of his passion in speech pathology, Mohammed shows a passion for refereeing sporting events, including futsal and soccer. He enjoys travelling, reading and fishing. Mohammed likes to take a holistic approach to his treatment with each client, ensuring that every aspect of a child's functional communication is considered, and stakeholders are involved in the management framework, in order to maximise the child's therapy gain in everyday situations.