Our Team

Mission statement

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of client care whilst incorporating a holistic approach towards diagnosis and management of health, disability and education-related concerns.

We are committed to promoting health, education and intervention to all clients and their families. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all clients and their families with dignity and respect.


Joy Kassouf

Practice Manager and Clinical Supervisor
BAppSc (Speech Pathology)
The University of Sydney

Joy has worked as a speech pathologist with toddlers, children and young people with communication, social and learning difficulties across education, health, and various community services and private practices in Australia. She was also the Project Manager for the Australian standardisation study of a major language assessment tool (the CELF-4 Australian), which was conducted in 2003-2006. She has supervised many speech pathology students during their practical training and new graduates as early career speech pathologists.


Laura Ellis

Speech Pathologist
BAppSc (Speech Pathology)
The University of Sydney

Laura has worked as a speech pathologist with toddlers, children, young people and their families in private practice, schools and community health settings. Laura works with many ages across a range of areas including speech, language, literacy, fluency, social skills and augmentative and alternative communication. Laura also works with adults in the areas of stuttering and accent modification. Laura is Certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program and the Sounds-Write program for reading and spelling. She has also completed training on treatment of school-aged children who stutter using Syllable Timed Speech. Laura has also supervised speech pathology students during their practical training. Laura’s particular areas of interest include literacy, stuttering, and speech and language disorders in children and young people.


Sophie Newcombe

Speech Pathologist
BAppSc (Speech Pathology)
The University of Sydney

Sophie has worked with children, young people and adults with communication difficulties in private practices, schools and hospitals. Sophie has previously been employed as a School Learning Support Officer (SLSO) and a volunteer at The Sutherland Hospital Stroke Support Group for Adults. She is interested in the areas of speech, language and augmentative and alternative communication.