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 adult clients. Jibber Jabber Allied Health is a Medicare and NDIS provider and can accept claims through Private Health funds.

Founded in 2017 and incorporating in 2018, family owned Jibber Jabber Allied Health has always strived to ensure that we provide high quality service to our clients. We pride ourselves on providing people focused service that is evidence based and effective. We aim to be a stable part of our clients support system and will go that extra mile to ensure clients are always looked after by not only staying ahead of the latest developments in our field, but ensuring that everyone involved in the process of providing service is valued and supported.

Find out more about our people below.

OUR PEOPLE

SPEECH PATHOLOGY

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 McKenna

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.


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.


Karla Rajic

Karla graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Australian Catholic University and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist registered with Speech Pathology Australia. She has clinical experience working with children and adults across a range of practice areas. Karla values a holistic, family centered and fun approach to speech pathology to achieve speech and language goals.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Amy O’Meara

Amy has completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in psychology and a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. 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. Amy has also completed training in Secret Agent’s Society.


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. Cheri has also completed training in Secret Agent’s Society.


Hannah Dawe

Hannah completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University in Geelong. Hannah has experience working with people across the lifespan who are supported through the NDIS. She is passionate about working with children and their families to achieve goals and experience a meaningful everyday life. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys snowboarding and spending time with her dog, Spud!


Lauren Hart

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational therapy at Deakin University. She is also hoping to return to studies in 2022 to study Play Therapy to complement her skills as an OT. Previously working as a kids birthday party host, this has made Lauren passionate to work with children and their families to have meaningful participation in everyday life. Lauren has also had experience working in the NDIS framework as a disability support worker. Lauren is a big foodie, loves animals and going down to the beach.

Lauren is expected to start at Jibber Jabber Allied Health in December 2021.


Stephanie Boschert

Steph has graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in psychology and nutrition. Throughout her studies, she worked within the NDIS framework as a therapy assistant, working with a range of clients to increase participation and achieve their goals. Through placement experiences, Steph found a passion for working with children and their families.
Outside of work, Steph loves all things adventure, craft, food, snowboarding, spending time with her family and her beautiful cats, Pip and Ted.

Stephanie is expected to start at Jibber Jabber Allied Health in December 2021.


All our clinicians have an NDIS Workers Screening clearance, and 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.