Kate Montgomery BAppSc (SpPath), CPSP MSPA – Kate graduated from Speech Pathology in 2002 and has worked with clients from toddlers to adults in the areas of receptive and expressive language, pragmatics (social skills), speech, literacy, stuttering and dysphagia (feeding and swallowing difficulties).
Kate has worked within a range of settings in Australia and the UK where she lived and worked for almost a decade.
Her experience includes working with children who have a broad range of needs including autism, developmental delay, severe language disorder, articulation and phonological disorders as well as literacy difficulties. Kate has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with specific language impairment and collaborating with education professionals to ensure that these students reach their academic potential. She has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of children with specific language impairment, phonological disorders and reading and writing difficulties/disorders as well as educating professionals in daycare, school and TAFE settings.
Kate is trained in the use of:
- It Takes Two to Talk® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
- More than Words® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Austism Spectrum Disorder
- Lindamood-Bell Visualising and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V®)
- Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech (LiPS®)
- MULTILIT, The Spalding Method®
- Blades (Language Approach to aid children with language delays)
- Shape Coding (Teaching Grammar to School Aged Children)
- Key Word Signing.
Kate is a published author with an article in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.
Ebbels, S.H., Nicoll, H., Clark, B., Eachus, B., Gallagher, A., Horniman, K., Jennings, M., Montgomery (nee McEvoy), K., Nimmo, E., Turner., G. (2012). Effectiveness of semantic therapy for children with word finding difficulties in pupils with a persistent language impairment: a randomised control trial. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47: 35-51.Winner of the 2012 IJLCD Article Prize
When not at work, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.
Tyler Russell, M.S. CCC SLP – Tyler trained in the USA, gaining her Bachelor Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Delta State University and a Masters Degree in Communication Science and Disorders from The University of Mississippi.
Tyler’s work experience involves working with both adults and children.
She is an engaging, dynamic therapist who loves working with children and their families and seeing them achieve their goals – big or small, “The children are the best part of the job!”
Tyler is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.
She relocated to Sydney in 2017 with her Australian husband and enjoys all that Australia has to offer.