South Coast Speech Pathology is an innovative, community orientated practice based on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. We proudly service the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Shoalhaven districts. Our Speech Therapists can visit you in your home, school, child care centre or aged care facility. Alternatively you can visit us by appointment at our Moruya or Nowra clinics.
We also provide outreach services for those in remote and rural areas. Where appropriate these outreach services can be supported by teletherapy (yes, we’ll provide fun, interactive and engaging speech therapy over the web!)
To confirm that we service your area feel free to browse by district. If you are unsure or your area is not listed please call us during business hours on 0433 562 902. If your query is outside of business hours please use the contact form on our ‘Contact Us’ page or find us on Facebook.
What areas do we service?
Cambewarran, Kangaroo Valley, Jaspers Bush, Berry, Shoalhaven Heads, Coolangatta, Bomaderry, North Nowra, West Cambewarra, Nowra, Terara, Numbag, Comerong Island, Greenwell Point, Culburra Beach, Currarong, Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Myola, Yalwal, Burrier, Huskisson, Vincentia, Hyams Beach, Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin, Tomerong, Wandandian, Sussex Inlet, Swanhaven, Cudmirrah, Berrara, Bendalong, Manyana, Lake Conjola, Milton, Narrawallee, Mollymook, Ulladulla, Burrill Lake, Dolphin Point, Brooman, Shallow Crossing, Durras North, Bawley Point, Tabourie Lake
Batemans Bay, Surf Beach, Catalina, Malua Bay, Denhams Beach, Mogo, Broulee, North Batemans Bay, Maloneys Beach, Long Beach, Moruya, Moruya Heads, Congo, Bingie, Tuross Head, Bodalla, Narooma
Bega, Cobargo, Bermagui, Tathra, Tura Beach, Candelo, Quaama, Wyndham, Lochiel, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden
Why Choose Us?
Claire Price - Director & Speech Pathologist
BBehavSc(Psych), MSpPathSt, GradCertEd(LrngDiff), CPSP
Claire is the Director of South Coast Speech Pathology. She has worked in private practices and not-for-profit organisations across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and now calls the South Coast home. Claire holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), a Master of Speech Pathology Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Education, specialising in Learning Difficulties.
Claire is passionate about building relationships with her clients and creating a community of support around clients and their families. Her clinical experience and post-graduate training assist her to create individualised and holistic therapy sessions that help children and adults reach their potential. Claire is also an advocate for the Speech Pathology profession and supporting early career Speech Pathologists. She is currently the co-Branch Chair of Speech Pathology Australia’s ACT/NSW Branch.
Claire has completed additional training in a number of evidence based programs:
- The SOS Approach to Feeding
- Ellyn Satter: Division of Responsibility in Feeding
- Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk
- The Lidcombe Program for stuttering
- The Spalding Method
- MULTILIT: Reading Tutor Program
- Sounds Write
- Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing Program
- Circle of Security – Parenting
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 Training
- DIRFloortime® – Basic DIRFloortime® Provider
- Talking Mats
Tess Roberts - Early Childhood Educator (Moruya)
Tess holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and is a graduate of Curtin University. Tess worked in preschools and childcare centres for many years before joining the SCSP team. Tess worked in preschools and childcare centres for many years before joining the SCSP team.
As a qualified and experienced teacher, Tess is passionate about ensuring children have all the skills they need to start school so that they can have a smooth transition into their first year of ‘big school’ and beyond. She also enjoys building on children’s language, literacy and social skills through both structured learning and play therapy.
Tess is a parent of young children herself and understands the need to support children in many different developmental areas. In her free time Tess enjoys going to the beach with her family and holidaying in their caravan.
Ellen Karp - Speech Pathologist (Nowra)
BPrimEd, MSLP, CPSP
Ingrid Mason - Speech Pathologist (Nowra)
BA, BPrimEd, MA (Cognitive Science), MSpPath, CPSP
Ingrid holds qualifications in Primary School Education, Cognitive Science and a Masters of Speech Pathology and is a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia.
Ingrid brings a passion for working with strengths and building resilience in the clients and families that she meets. She has worked with both children and adults from a diverse range of backgrounds and strongly believes in the value of working with the individual, family and community in a holistic way to meet the needs of people with communication and swallowing difficulties.
Ingrid is also a parent and fully understands the juggling act of providing support whilst caring for others. When not working, she can be found bush-walking with the family or relaxing on the balcony watching over her growing herd of guinea pigs.
Kirsty Nairn - Speech Pathologist (Nowra)
Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia.
Kirsty has lived most of her life in rural NSW and understands first-hand the barriers to accessing health services that are faced by people living in regional and rural areas of Australia. She is extremely excited to be able to work with these communities and improve their access to Speech Pathology services.
Throughout her clinical placements as a student Speech Pathologist, Kirsty has supported paediatric and adult clients to achieve their communication and swallowing goals. She loves building rapport with her clients. Kirsty is a movie fanatic, and also enjoys the beach, reading, and catching up with friends.
Our Speech Pathologists are certified practising members of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). SPA is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia.
South Coast Speech Pathology wishes to extend our respects to the traditional custodians, the Yuin people, on whose land we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and to the children and young people of today, who are the Elders of tomorrow.