Hi, I’m Matthew. Nice to meet you!
Originally from South Africa, I moved to Australia in 2006 where I completed my secondary schooling and tertiary education in music teaching and Speech Pathology. For as long as I can remember, I have loved working with people and so have always had an interest in the helping professions. Combine this with a love for voice and music, Speech Pathology seemed a natural pathway to follow for a career in many respects.
I have a Master of Music specialising in voice pedagogy as well as a Master of Speech Pathology, both completed through Griffith University in Brisbane. I currently work as a certified practising Speech Pathologist and as a trained music teacher in piano, saxophone, and singing. I am further trained in Sounds-Write (literacy intervention), Lidcombe (Stuttering intervention) and Hanen (early childhood intervention). Areas of particular interest for me include the field of voice, fluency (stuttering), speech sound disorders and literacy. I also enjoy working with oral language. I enjoy helping school-aged children and adolescents achieve their communication goals in these areas, as well as helping people of all ages with their voice needs.
I am a firm believer in a client-centred approach and aim to make therapy sessions as enjoyable and engaging as possible for my clients. We work hard but we have a good time too. To achieve the best learning outcomes, fun and engaging activities are a part of that process. I want to have a positive impact on the clients I see and help them reach their potential so that they can enjoy life to the fullest!