Speech Pathology

Assessment and intervention.

Speech Pathology

Meet the Team

Kylie Blaszczyk

With over 20 years of clinical experience as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Kylie has worked with a wide range of client groups experiencing speech, language, communication and literacy difficulties. Kylie has worked across a number of settings including Melton Health (Speech Pathology Team Leader), RCH CAMHS (Autism Assessment Team Leader), schools, hospitals, community clinics and private practice. Kylie’s current caseload as a Director and Senior Speech Pathologist consists of Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments, supervision and training of the Speech Pathology team and consulting for various stakeholders. Kylie has extensive experience and a special interest in teaching and training others about the impact of speech, language and literacy difficulties. Alongside her private clinical caseload, Kylie also works as a Clinical Educator for LaTrobe University and the Australian Catholic University (ACU) supervising Speech Pathology students undertaking the practical component of their training whilst on professional placements within Little Kingdom Therapy.

Kylie enjoys spending time travelling with her family and friends and is an avid reader.

Paris Bowden

Paris graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology. Paris has a special interest in supporting young children with literacy difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. She also enjoys ensuring goals are functional, to receive the most impact from therapy. In her spare time, she loves to bake sweet treats or play with her Golden Retriever, Aubrey. You can usually find Paris running baking groups at Little Kingdom Therapy, as she loves to blend her passion for cooking and social skills together.

Paris looks forward to supporting you and your child to achieve their goals!

Navleen is a Speech Pathologist at Little Kingdom Therapy. She has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Navleen has worked in schools as well as public and private clinics with children 1 to 17 years of age. She is passionate and enthusiastic about getting to know children and using their interests to make therapy more engaging. Navleen enjoys working in all areas of Speech Pathology but is particularly interested in early language, minimal/non-verbal children, feeding and swallowing. Navleen goes above and beyond for our Little Kingdom Therapy families and strongly believes in a family-centred approach to therapy and empowering and creating partnerships with families.

In her spare time, Navleen loves baking, arts and crafts.

Jenna Goricanec

Jenna graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology. Jenna is particularly interested in speech sound disorders, language facilitation and literacy. She enjoys her role as a Speech Pathologist for children as she can use her creativity to plan and provide sessions that are highly engaging and incorporate the child’s interests. Jenna loves getting to know clients and working with their families to establish relationships that create a positive change.

In her spare time, Jenna loves going to the gym, playing netball, playing with her dogs and spending time with her family friends.

Meenakshi Bose Casson

Meenakshi graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. She has worked in a variety of settings, including early intervention, hospitals, and schools and with a wide range of client presentations. Meenakshi is passionate about working with children and their families to support their development and help them reach their goals. Meenakshi is committed to lifelong learning and participates in regular professional development to enhance her skills. She is able to support clients with goals around language development, social skills, speech sounds and feeding or mealtimes. Meenakshi also works at a public hospital providing assessment and intervention to young children, as well as supervising new speech pathologists and speech pathology students on their clinical placements.

Outside of work, Meenakshi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on bush walks and watching movies.

Early Intervention

Speech Pathologists provide a range of early intervention sessions as well as work with children, adolescents and adults.

This includes:

  • Developmental Delays in Language Production
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Minimally Verbal Children
  • ADHD
  • Stuttering
  • Hearing Loss
  • Articulation
  • Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Auditory Processing
  • Literacy