Rosie graduated from the University of Sydney Masters of Speech and Language Pathology program in 2015. Prior to this, she studied performance at The Actors Centre Australia, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England. Prior to becoming a Speech Pathologist, she worked as a drama teacher in schools such as Abbotsleigh and Kambala.
Performance and teaching led her to Speech Pathology, due to the conflicting advice on looking after your voice as a performer and as a teacher. She has a passion for working with patients with voice problems, particularly with performers, teachers, children and people who are undergoing gender transition. Following her Masters Program, Rosie sought further training in Voicecraft to enhance her skills when working with people who have voice disorders. She is a member of the Australian Voice Association and Speech Pathology Australia.
Rosie also has experience working with people who have disabilities, facilitating the growth of their communication skills, and making recommendations for safe mealtimes and swallowing. She has experience working with people with disabilities across the lifespan; from early learning to disabilities combined with dementia. She is experienced working with key word sign, PECs, PODD, and has a special interest in high tech AAC, on IPads and other devices. She is fully committed to considering the whole life of individual with a disability; to working with the individual, their family and support staff to increase the individual’s independence and participation in their community.
Rosie also works with individuals seeking Accent Modification services, as their accents are either decreasing their ability to be understood, they are missing out on work opportunities or they are self-conscious of the way they speak.
Rosie consults at the Ultimo, Westmead and Penrith rooms.