About SCSP

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?

Equitable access for those in regional and remote areas. 
 
Our aim is to ensure that people living in regional and remote areas of Australia have the same access to quality allied health services, as those who live in the city. SCSP believes that everyone has the right to be an effective communicator, to eat and drink safely and to be a thriving member of their community. These basic rights should exist regardless of one’s locality, gender, ethnicity or social standing. 
 
Therapy for all ages, and support across the lifespan. 
 
SCSP strives to provide friendly, flexible and quality support to people throughout their lives. SCSP are committed to supporting individuals of all ages and all abilities through a respectful, collaborative and strengths-based approach to communication, learning and swallowing intervention. We will support you as an 18 month old learning to say your first words, as an 18 year old about to sit your HSC, and as an 80 year old who wants to maintain their independence. We will support you until you achieve your goals. 
 
Our Director and therapists.
 
Our Director
 
Claire is a practising Speech Pathologist who oversees all clinical aspects of SCSP. This means that clients have a consistent point of contact ensuring continuity of care at all times. Claire endeavours to be a familiar face to all clients. This also helps the director to provide quality supervision and support to the therapists, as she has detailed knowledge of each clients’ abilities and goals. 
 
SCSP recognises that therapist turnover has a significant impact on therapy outcomes and client satisfaction. Our therapists maintain a healthy work-life balance through the flexibility to schedule their own appointments, administrative support, regular clinical supervision and professional development. We set realistic expectations for caseloads, so that our therapists can focus on what they do best –helping their clients to achieve their communication and swallowing goals. 
 
Flexible service delivery, and an individualised approach to therapy.
 
We all learn best in environments where we are most comfortable, and supported by those who know us best. As such, SCSP strives to offer flexible service delivery so that clients can have support in their homes, their childcare centre, or their schools. This helps them to put into place their newly learned skills straight away, and also means that parents, caregivers, educators and support workers can see Speech Pathology in action, and adopt strategies to use all the time, not just during therapy. 
 
This is what makes the biggest difference to progress –a consistent approach across all settings. SCSP creates personalised therapy plans to work towards your goals. We don’t use a “one size fits all” approach. We work with you to come up with an individualised, evidence-based, and realistic approach that fits your needs.
 
Giving back to the community. 
 
We are a private practice with a social conscience. We collaborate with local community organisations to ensure that disadvantaged families can access necessary services and supports.
 
We are a small clinic but we remain committed to providing a number of bulk-billed and/or pro-bono assessment and therapy supports to those from low socio-economic backgrounds who do not have access to alternate funding options. As our business grows we aim to increase these supports!
 
We engage in culturally safe practice through undertaking training, and collaboration with local indigenous organisations. 
 
SCSP is extremely passionate about bridging the literacy gap for disadvantaged children and young people, and assisting them to develop literacy skills that are the building blocks for independence, and opportunity.

Our Therapists

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. 

Claire has completed additional training in the following 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
Ellen Karp - Speech Pathologist | Nowra
BPrimEd, MSLP, CPSP
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Primary Education, is a graduate from the University of Sydney with a Master of Speech Language Pathology, and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is an experienced primary school teacher who has taught throughout the Illawarra, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and internationally. Throughout her studies in Speech Pathology, she has worked with paediatric and adult clients in metropolitan and regional NSW. Her passion is working with children to support them in achieving success in their learning environment and beyond. Ellen made the shift from education to speech pathology in order further support children with language and literacy difficulties.
 
Ellen’s years of teaching experience gives her a strong knowledge of the NSW curriculum and practical knowledge of the classroom environment. This enables her to create individualised, client-centred, curriculum aligned therapy sessions, and work collaboratively with families, teachers and wider community support networks. Ellen believes in building rapport and empowering clients to achieve success in all aspects of their daily lives through creating a safe, supported and positive therapy environment.
 
Ellen is an avid traveller who recently returned to Australia to reside back in her home region on the stunning NSW South Coast
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.

Ingrid has completed additional training in the following evidence based programs: 

  • Hanen: More Than Words
  • Sounds Write
Kirsty Nairn - Speech Pathologist | Nowra

BSPath, CPSP 

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.

Kirsty has completed additional training in the following evidence based programs: 

  • The Lidcombe Program for stuttering
Tess Roberts - Early Childhood Educator | Bega Valley
BEd(ECE)

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.

Tess has completed additional training in the following evidence based programs: 

  • Sounds Write
Speech Pathology Australia certified speech pathologist

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.

Philosophy

South Coast Speech Pathology aims to support individuals of all ages and all abilities to gain independence and confidence. We believe that everyone has the right to be an effective communicator, and a thriving member of their community.

Vision

South Coast Speech Pathology (SCSP) sees value in a local service that links individuals to their community and like-minded organisations. We aim to be a familiar face that empowers families and caregivers. SCSP strives to provide friendly, flexible, and quality support throughout the lifespan.

Acknowledgment of Country

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.