Rochelle graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and a Master of Speech Pathology. She enjoys working closely with children and their families to help them achieve communication competence.

Rochelle has experience working with toddlers through to adults and is most excited about working with pre-school and school aged children. Whilst she works with children to improve their speech and language, she is most passionate about working with those who stutter to increase their fluency. Rochelle loves providing therapy especially for pre-school aged children who stutter and seeing the impact that it has on their communication, wellbeing and overall confidence, as well as the broader positive impact that it has on a child’s family. She enjoys providing the Lidcombe program as therapy is made to be super fun, engaging and most importantly relies on creating positive and dynamic relationships with the client and their caregivers.

Rochelle also has a keen interest in orofacial myology and providing tongue thrust therapy for people of all ages, particularly as she understands the profound impact that a tongue thrust may have on a person’s mouth posture, swallowing and even consequently on their speech and overall health.

As Rochelle is a bilingual Russian speaker, she particularly enjoys working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds and tailoring therapy to the needs of children and their families. She enjoys getting to know children and families and using a child’s interests to make therapy fun and interactive.

Rochelle is a member of the Victorian branch of Speech Pathology Australia as well as the Stuttering Interest Group for Speech Pathologists.

Rochelle is a member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic Adult Speech Pathologist, Melbourne Greer Doolan