Jibber Jabber Allied Health is a multi-disciplinary clinic, offering Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services. We have two offices, in Lara and Corio Victoria and offer our service for pre-school aged children through to adults clients. Jibber Jabber Allied Health is a Medicare and NDIS provider and can accept claims through Private Health funds.

We pride ourselves on providing people focused service that is evidence based and at a high standard. Find out more about our people below.



Jane Amparis

Jane had studied at La Trobe University and has been practicing as a qualified speech pathologist for over 10 year in a variety of settings ranging from schools to private practice. She has experience working with children, young adults and adults across a variety of clinical settings.

As a mother herself, Jane is highly motivated and enthusiastic about helping her clients to achieve their therapy goals. She specializes in dyspraxia and a wide variety of therapeutic needs for people with Autism.  Jane has also completed training in Secret Agent’s Society.

Kaitlyn McCarthy

Kaitlyn received her Master of Speech Pathology from the University of Melbourne, and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia. She has clinical experience with children and adults in hospital and clinic settings. She is passionate about family-centred care and helping clients to achieve their speech, language and communication goals. Kaitlyn has also completed training in Secret Agent’s Society.

Evie Mentha

Evie studied Speech Pathology at La Trobe University and has since been practicing in a variety of school based and private practice settings. Her clinical experience ranges from paediatrics through to adult clients and a variety of speech and language issues.
Evie thrives on clients progressing and meeting their goals, striving to make all therapy fun for the children, as well as effective and beneficial in the long term

Beth Binyam

Beth completed a Master of Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne, gaining clinical experience in community health, hospital and private practice settings. As carer to a sibling with autism spectrum disorder, Beth is dedicated to supporting clients and their families through taking a holistic approach to assessment and therapy. She is passionate about helping children and adults achieve their goals so that they can reach their communicative potential and experience improved quality of life.

Emma Portelli

Emma completed a Masters of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University, and has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Emma has developed an interest in working with paediatrics across a range of communication areas, adopting a family centred approach. She strongly believes in supporting children to achieve independence and the quality of life that every child should be able to access.


Amy O’Meara

Amy has completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in psychology and a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. She is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play.
Amy is passionate about supporting children to reach their developmental milestones through the therapeutic use of play, and supporting clients to achieve a greater level of independence and fulfilling, meaningful lives.

Cheri Strecker

Cheri became a qualified Occupational Therapist through Deakin University in Geelong. Cheri has experience working with people from across the lifespan in a variety of clinical settings. However, she has found a passion in working with children and their families so that they can reach their goals.
Cheri has previous experience working in the NDIS framework in a variety of roles including as a Support Co-ordinator, Disability Support Worker and as an Occupational Therapist.

Emma Shiels

Emma studied Occupational Therapy at Deakin University in Geelong. Emma has gained experience working as an OT in a school based setting and private practice- within an NDIA framework, working with children and adults with a varied range of therapy goals. Emma enjoys working alongside clients and their families to achieve their goals in a fun and meaningful way.

Genevieve Gorman

Genevieve attained a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. Genevieve strives to develop therapeutic relationships with clients and families that are positive and fun with an emphasis on creating a non-judgmental space where families feel understood. Genevieve gains immense fulfilment supporting clients to reach their goals. When not working at Jibber Jabber Allied Health, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and cheeky pug, Pugsley.

All our clinicians have a working with children’s check and are committed in ensuring you and your loved ones achieve their developmental goals and build confidence for the future.