Meet Our Friendly Team of Speech Therapy Specialists
At Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic, we listen to your needs and address each case individually and reliably, delivering speech therapy that leaves you feeling empowered and satisfied with your own success. Our resources and proven techniques allow your speech therapy to progress rapidly with noticeable results. Each speech therapist, Melbourne, at Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist or registered member With Speech Pathology Australia.
Vince Borg (Adult and Child Speech Therapist, Melbourne)
Vince Borg is Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic’s principal therapist, bringing a wealth of experience and innovation from his 30 years of practice.Vince has worked in the eastern suburbs for over 22 years, spending 10 years as Chief Speech Pathologist at Box Hill Hospital before working full time in private practice. Vince is the stuttering specialist, and is skilled at working with children and adults of any age. Vince’s sessions are fun and practical, and encourage parental involvement.
Vince is also a trained Orofacial Myologist, working with clients who have an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder. Our Orofacial Myology program can be complementary and beneficial to some clients in combination with orthodontic or specialist dental treatment such as teeth straightening or oral surgery. Vince was the founder and chair of the Stuttering Interest Group and a member of the Paediatric Interest Group. Vince is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.
Sarah Young (Child Speech Pathologist, Melbourne)
Sarah Young brings 16 years of international experience to Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic, specialising in speech, language, literacy, auditory processing, fluency and social skills.To date, Sarah has successfully treated thousands of preschool and school age children, guiding those with literacy difficulties along the reading and writing journey with great success by transforming their attitudes to literacy and their study behaviours.
Sarah has designed and delivered various education and training programs to more than 400 teachers, teaching assistants and therapists, who have continued using the resources within their preschools and schools. Sarah is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.
Aurellia Bion (Adult and Child Speech Pathologist, Melbourne)
Aurellia is a South African born speech pathologist with 8 years clinical experience. She is a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and is eligible for practising membership with Speech Pathology Australia. Aurellia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and a Masters degree in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Her post-graduate research, which focused primarily on parent report and child language, was published in the South African Journal of Communication Disorders in 2013. Aurellia has worked within a tertiary hospital and private practise setting and has extensive knowledge and experience assessing, treating and managing a variety of complex paediatric and adult cases. Her special interests include early intervention, childhood apraxia of speech, paediatric and adult language disorders as well as feeding and swallowing disorders. She creatively and practically implements therapy techniques that are current and relevant using a family-centred approach. Aurellia has served as a speech pathologist volunteer with Operation Smile South Africa and has worked with cleft lip and palate patients around Africa. She has also attended and presented numerous professional development courses and workshops over the years and firmly believes in evidence-based practice.
Aurellia is excited for her new adventure in Australia and at Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic.
Tiahn Holloway (Child Speech Pathologist, Melbourne)
Tiahn holds a Master of Speech Pathology from Latrobe University. Tiahn currently combines her Speech Pathology career with raising her young family. Her own children have taught her much about working with children and helping parents integrate home therapy into their daily lives. Tiahn is passionate about maximising each child’s communication potential whether that be through increasing fluency, expanding language, enhancing speech clarity or augmenting communication through sign and visual aids.
Tiahn is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.
Greer Doolan (Adult Speech Therapist, Melbourne)
Greer Doolan is a registered Speech Pathologist who holds a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics. She has worked for many years in various areas of speech pathology, principally working with adults.While working in an inner city hospital, Greer developed a keen interest in the special communication difficulties faced by people from non-English speaking backgrounds. As a result, she now specialises in assisting adults who find that others have difficulty understanding their spoken English accent, which impacts negatively on their work or social life, tailoring her programs to the individual’s skills, needs and personal goals.
Greer is a co-founder of the Multicultural Interest Group for Speech Pathologists working in this challenging area. Greer is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.
Joanne Whiteoak (Adult Speech Therapist, Melbourne)
Joanne Whiteoak (née Cox) has 18 years’ experience in speech pathology
, working in Australia and the United Kingdom in private and public acute rehabilitation facilities servicing both outpatients and inpatients. She also held the position of Manager of Speech Pathology at a large private hospital in Melbourne for 2 years.Joanne specialises in speech therapy for adults
, assessing, diagnosing and treating a range of acquired speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders that arise as a consequence of stroke, head injury, neurosurgical intervention, progressive neurological disease, Ear Nose and Throat disorders or a range of other medical conditions. Joanne tailors her assessments and treatments to the client’s needs, with a practical focus on assisting her clients to return to everyday life, such as work, study or leisure pursuits.
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree from La Trobe University and presented a course at the University Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia. Joanne is also a Communication Champion with Speech Pathology Australia for 2014. Joanne is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.