Moore Speech

Our Team

Speech Pathologists

Samantha

Samantha loves being a speech pathologist and is passionate about working with children. She particularly enjoys working with fussy feeding, early language development, play skills, and speech stimulation. She first became interested in speech pathology when she saw the progress her grandfather made after his stroke, where a speech path taught him to use a letter board so he could communicate! Her interest in the profession was further ignited at university, where she realised how much she loved seeing children develop their language and achieve new communication skills, as well as the joy on their parent's faces. Today, she loves to work at Moore Speech Pathology because she enjoys watching her clients make successful progress. She also enjoys the opportunities she has to mentor her staff to be the best they can. Samantha loves her family including her husband James and daughter Layla. When she isn't at work you can find her relaxing at a day spa or travelling overseas for a holiday. She absolutely loves CrossFit and attends every morning to start her day!

Samantha loves being a speech pathologist and is passionate about working with children. She particularly enjoys working with fussy feeding, early language development, play skills, and speech stimulation.

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (UON)
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) feeding
ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapy
Sarah Starr feeding
Maggie Lee Huckabee Swallowing

Amanda

One of the things Amanda is most passionate about speech pathology is helping young children to begin to communicate with their friends and family as they find their words. She loves working at Moore Speech as she works with a close knit team of speech pathologists who can work together with their clients to provide the best outcomes possible. On the days when she isn’t working at the clinic, Amanda has her own business teaching horse riding lessons! She enjoys riding horses and owns five herself. Their names are Earl Grey, Bruce, Beau, City and Archie.

Amanda is most passionate about speech pathology is helping young children to begin to communicate with their friends and family as they find their words

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (ACU) 
LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment)
Intensive Interaction

Lilit

Lilit was first introduced to speech pathology at a young age when she attended therapy for stuttering. The clinic was her favourite place to be and she often enjoyed the time she spent there. She had always desired to pass this positive experience on to others. Now as a speech pathologist herself, she feels lucky enough to help children reach their communication milestones, whether that is speaking their first words, or having their first conversation. At Moore Speech, she loves being able to work with a wide range of people from different walks of life and of various ages. She always takes a holistic approach, and enjoys spending time getting to know the clients and their families. Outside of Moore Speech, Lilit loves spending time in the water. She enjoys snorkelling and learning about coral. She has always dreamed of doing a scuba diving course! Did you know her first language is Armenian?

Lilit feels lucky enough to help children reach their communication milestones, whether that is speaking their first words, or having their first conversation. At Moore Speech, she loves being able to work with a wide range of people from different walks of life and of various ages. She always takes a holistic approach, and enjoys spending time getting to know the clients and their families.

Speech Team Lead

Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences (Macquarie)
Master of Speech and Language Pathology (Macquarie)
SOS feeding

Allied Health Assistants

Ash

Born and bred on the Central Coast, Ashley is our full-time Allied Health Assistant. Her role is to assist the Speech Pathologists in delivering speech therapy, and provide services of her own at a discounted rate. In addition, Ashley provides administration assistance to our team, as well as being our First Aid officer and Social Media Manager. Ashley was previously a nurse, studying Aged Care as soon as she finished school, and then a Bachelor of Nursing. She worked at a nursing home in Woy Woy where she discovered her love for Speech Pathology. She then began studying her Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and landed here at Moore Speech Pathology. Ashley loves helping both the elderly and young kids enjoy therapy, and bonding with them throughout their speech journey. Ashley loves working with amazing Speech Pathologists at Moore Speech with so much passion and talent, and she is proud to be a part of such a close-knit team. Her hobbies include going on bushwalks and playing with her dog Cooper. She loves interacting with clients of all ages and seeing their progress throughout their journey.

Ashley is our full-time Allied Health Assistant. Her role is to assist the Speech Pathologists in delivering speech therapy, and provide services of her own at a discounted rate.

AHA Team Lead

Certificate III in Aged Care/Assistant in Nursing
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Holly

I’m Holly, I am currently in school and working as an Allied Health Assistant in training here at Moore Speech. I create resources for clients and help out with the admin work. In my free time I do volunteer work along with fostering dogs for Dog Rescue Newcastle whilst looking after two of my own. I enjoy the outdoors and going shopping. Thesis interesting facts to me The most interesting question raised whilst I was researching for my thesis was “What does autism look like?”. To me autism does not have a look as everyone looks different and not one person looks the same, so how would someone who is diagnosed with ASD “look different” to those who are not diagnosed? I was extremely intrigued by how someone (who has an ASD diagnosis) brain works. I was able to have three respondents from those diagnosed with ASD and achieved an insight on how they think and how their brains operate.

Holly is an Allied Health Assistant in training here at Moore Speech. She creates resources for clients and helps out with the admin work.

Administration

Sandra

Sandra has spent the past 32 years working in the hospitality industry. Working as a manager in the Housekeeping department, she has worked in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Blue Mountains, and the Central Coast. Sandra has joined Moore Speech in September to spend more time in an admin and accounting role. Also, to work for her talented daughter, Samantha, who is speech pathologist and owner at Moore Speech Pathology. Sandra enjoys her children and grandchildren in her free time and enjoys travelling and CrossFit.

Sandra has joined Moore Speech in September to spend more time in an admin and accounting role. Also, to work for her talented daughter, Samantha, who is speech pathologist and owner at Moore Speech Pathology.

Hannah

Hannah first started out at Moore Speech Pathology doing work experience as a high school student. During that week she fell in love with the variety of work speech pathologists do to help the community and has wanted to become one ever since! After completing her work experience, she began working at Moore and is now in her first year at university.  She loves seeing how the work speech pathologists do help to change people’s lives. She particularly enjoys seeing clients who are initially reserved and quiet gain confidence in themselves which they never had before.  She loves working for Moore Speech and being able to see how it has grown from one room and one speech pathologist. She has enjoyed witnessing all of the awesome work that speech pathologists do, and feels the all staff are so close, almost like a family.  Hannah loves travelling and spending time with her family, which includes her rescue dog Zip! She also lives on a hobby farm with three alpacas!

Hannah first started out at Moore Speech Pathology doing work experience as a high school student. During that week she fell in love with the variety of work speech pathologists do to help the community and has wanted to become one ever since! After completing her work experience, she began working at Moore and is now in her first year at university.