Our Team

Meet our team of  Speech Communication Therapists serving Melbourne and the surrounds.

 
Jan Mackey

Jan Mackey

Director
Principal Speech Pathologist

Jan Mackey is the principal Speech Pathologist at Applied Communication Skills, recognised as a leading provider for the management of communication disorders.  Jan has lectured and practiced in the area of complex cognitive-communication impairments following ABI.  She has co-authored a number of communication resources that are widely used throughout Australia and the UK.  Jan has an ongoing interest in the development and implementation of practical resources for language and social communication, combining the theoretical and practical elements of the skills that underpin successful communication. Good communication skills in turn reduce behaviours of concern. The incorporation of tailored and successful use of AAC and technology is integrated into therapy management as required. Jan provides training to support workers. She has recently provided support worker training for the My Support Space website, established to ensure that NDIS support workers are better placed to support participant's communication. 

  • B. App. Sci (Speech Pathology)

  • M.A. (Applied Linguistics)

Contact:

Mobile: 0407 985 376

Office: 0401 821 749

Email:  jan@appliedcommunicationskills.com.au

Helen McCulloch

Helen brings a wealth of knowledge of augmentative communication systems and many years of targeting communication need with practical systems. Helen has considerable experience as a speech pathologist and brings a high level of dedication and gentle care to her clinical work . 

  • B. App. Sci (Speech Pathology)

Contact: 

Email: helen.mcculloch942@gmail.com

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June Gladman

June is passionate about working with those who cannot speak for themselves. She has worked for the past 20 years with people with complex communication and swallowing impairments. Seeing individuals as a whole, she takes a functional approach in her work as a Speech Pathologist, integrating speech and language work and provision of technology/AAC to meet client needs. June lives in the Macedon Ranges and is happy to see clients in the north western suburbs and areas up to Bendigo. 

  • B. App. Sci (Speech Pathology)

Contact: 

Office: 0401 821 749

Email:   june@appliedcommunicationskills.com.au

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Rebekah Kerr

Rebekah is an experienced speech pathologist based in Melbourne who has worked in education, private and community based settings. Rebekah is an avid advocate about partnership and sharing skills in order to provide effective and successful speech pathology services for all. Rebekah appreciates a key part of her role is to empower family, carers and other health providers as key agents of change, to increase people’s quality of life impacted by communication and swallowing challenges.

Rebekah has experience in aged care, pediatrics, developmental disorders, progressive neurological conditions, acquired brain injuries, hearing impairments, and voice.

Rebekah is also a certified practitioner of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) technique for the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease.

  • B. Speech Pathology

Contact: 

Office: 0401 821 749

Email:  rebekah@appliedcommunicationskills.com.au

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Courtney Pell

Courtney is passionate about supporting individuals with communication difficulties in the community. She has a keen interest in both developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders. Courtney has an interest in how technology and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) can enhance interaction. In addition to one on one therapy, Courtney runs an online social course/group that extends the practice from face to face sessions.
 

  • B. Speech Pathology

Contact: 

Office: 0401 821 749

Email:  courtney@appliedcommunicationskills.com.au

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Grace Scheiner

Grace has worked with us at Applied Communication Skills for 2 years supporting our therapists whilst completing her masters of speech pathology. This has given her a solid understanding of, and passion for, how community-based therapy and training programmes are developed and specifically tailored to meet the needs of an individual. Her knowledge lies in the set up and programming of augmentative communication devices and the creation of user-friendly guidelines on how best to implement these. Her key interests are AAC (of all kinds) and the functional integration of those with disabilities into their own communities.

  • B. App. Sci

  • M.A Speech Pathology

Contact: 

Office: 0401 821 749

Email:  grace@appliedcommunicationskills.com.au