Meet one of our Speech Pathologists – Rachel Saldanha

Rachel graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, and also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Human Structure and Function. She has worked at Box Hill Speech Pathology in office administration since 2019 and is now part of our team of certified speech pathologists.

Rachel is passionate about maximising the ability of individuals to communicate effectively. She enjoys working collaboratively with her clients, their families and other health professionals to help them meet their speech goals whilst celebrating the little wins along the way.

Rachel has experience delivering assessment and intervention to young children, including individuals with complex communication needs, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Rachel is particularly interested in speech sound disorders, fluency, language development, autism, social skill development and literacy.

Rachel was involved in developing the latest edition of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Preschool 3rd Edition for Australia and New Zealand (CELF-P3 A&NZ), that is widely used by speech pathologists across Australia and New Zealand to assess preschool children. Rachel is trained in delivering the Lidcombe Program for children who stutter.

Rachel is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.
Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic Adult Speech Pathologist, Melbourne Greer Doolan

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