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Odile is a highly qualified paediatric speech pathologist who has helped hundreds of children learn to speak, listen, learn and enjoy success in their daily lives.
Prior to joining the Kids First team, Odile worked in a prominent multi-disciplinary paediatric practice in Singapore. Fluent in both English and French, she has years of experience working with bilingual children and can deliver speech therapy in both languages.
She can assess children using French language tests and provide formal French language assessments for teens seeking special provisions for their International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
Odile supports children aged 2 to 18 who have speech and language delays, speech sound disorders and literacy difficulties. With a special interest in supporting children who have special needs, Odile has worked extensively with children who have disabilities such as autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental delays.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a diagnosis that Odile has a special interest in and she has undertaken post-graduate training in order to support children aged under three who have a suspected diagnosis.
In addition to her expertise as a speech pathologist, Odile is an accredited feeding therapist. She is trained to administer the ‘SOS feeding program’ which helps picky and problem eaters to become more confident about increasing the variety of foods on their plate.
She is also trained in the Sensory Motor Approach to feeding for children with developmental delays and to help children diagnosed with Autism or Down syndrome who experience chewing and drinking difficulties.
Odile values the important part that families play in achieving children’s therapy goals.
She works closely with parents, teachers and other professionals so that parents have providing strategies that they can use at home and in the classroom to support children’s progress.
Rebates for appointments with Odile can be claimed through private health funds and Medicare (when a plan has been set up by a GP).
She is an integral member of our multi-disciplinary Early Intervention team and also supports children who receive NDIS funding.