BSpPath MSPA CPSPWoolloongabba
Kate West builds capability and confidence in children as she supports them to develop functional communication skills. This allows the children and their families to actively participate in a broad range of community and educational settings to their full potential.
Kate works with a focus on children under seven years of age experiencing developmental delays and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
She also has experience and an interest in developing Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems for children.
Kate especially enjoys supporting the transition into early childhood settings, such as kindergarten and childcare, and working collaboratively with educators to support inclusion.
After completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (BSpPath) from the University of Queensland, Kate has worked around the country in Brisbane, Melbourne and Mackay in various settings including hospitals, early intervention centres and private practice.
Kate is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and Member of Speech Pathology Australia (MSPA) and continues to actively pursue further learning in order to provide best practice services.
As part of the Paeds in a Pod team, Kate takes great reward from building a rapport with young children and their caregivers, and problem solving to develop a communication system that best suits the child. This includes the use of technology to support communication development.
As a mother herself to three young girls, Kate is understanding of the varied needs of busy families and flexible in her approach. She enjoys supporting children in a way that suits them best, in order to set functional goals which will provide a positive impact for the entire family.
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