MSLP, B. A. (Psychology)
Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
Days Working: Monday – Friday
Desiree joined the team at Western Sydney Speech Pathology in August 2017. Desiree’s clinical practice ranges from supporting families of young children with language and speech delays, to older children with learning and literacy difficulties. Desiree is bilingual and speaks both English and French, and enjoys working with bilingual children and families. She has completed an additional qualifications to gain a better understanding of the language abilities of bilingual children. Desiree is also experienced at working with children within the school settings and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist (It Takes Two to Talk)
- Sounds-Write Registered
- Certificate in Francophone Practice for Speech Language Pathologists
Get to know Desiree
Why did you become a speech pathologist?
I’ve wanted to be a speech pathologist since a family member suggested it when I was in high school. I knew I wanted to work with kids, and it was important to me to find a career where I could contribute something to others. I knew right away that it made sense and was a good fit for my personality – I love to talk, read, and write! – and the more I researched it, the more excited I became about the idea. After some time working in this field, I know that I made the right decision.
What do you love most about your job?
I love being around for the big moments. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a child reach a goal they’ve been working toward, or when they have a moment where things finally ‘click.’ Seeing a child gain confidence in their skills is a really special thing to be a part of.
The people I work with also make this one of my favourite places to be. I love being part of such a tight-knit team, and there’s never a dull moment being around kids all day!
What is your favourite children’s book?
At the risk of being a little sappy, I am going to say “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. It’s a great example of turning something tragic into something amazing, and I think that people from all walks of life can relate to it.