Our Brisbane Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy practice is founded and run on this principle. It means that we:
Put our clients’ interests first before everything else
Maintain our skills at the cutting edge of current practice
Support and give back to the community that supports us
We aim to ensure you will find us skilled, easy to work with and committed to getting you the best outcome.
Find out more about our awesome Brisbane Speech Pathologists & Occupational Therapists
The ChatBox Team
Our team of Brisbane Speech Pathologists is trained in:
- Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk,
- Makaton & Keyword Sign training, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT),
- PODDs (pragmatically organised dynamic displays),
- Aided Language Stimulation (ALS)
- Integrated Applied Behavioural Analysis (IABA)
- Person Centred Practice
- DDS/DMSS – Dysphagia management and screening assessment
- Secret Agent Society (SAS) – A social and emotional skills program designed for children.
- The Lidcombe Program for stuttering
Gam SefeDirector, Senior Speech Language Pathologist (MSPath UQ, BSc Psych UQ)
Gam is a Brisbane Speech Pathologist Since becoming one of the rare male Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist speech therapists, Gam has accumulated 14 years of experience providing speech therapy to kids and adults with and without disabilities. He is also an experienced trainer for carers and parents and families and is good at making therapy understandable and doable. Gam works extensively with delayed language, disability and loves video and table top games. Gam loves using his skills as a speech therapist to help school-age kids with literacy difficulties (reading, comprehension, sound awareness, the whole bag!) and as a person who used to have a stutter as a child, is interested in stuttering as well. With lots of experience as a speech pathologist working with people with autism and a patient, flexible, client-directed style, Gam is good at making speech therapy fun and not ‘work’. Gam is also the author of a journal article, published in Cortex, 'Impaired semantic inhibition during lexical ambiguity repetition in Parkinson’s disease'. Gam is a registered provider under the NDIS program. When he isn’t doing something more fun, like therapy, he’s also the director of ChatBox (Brisbane Speech Pathology).
Erin LazzariniSenior Occupational Therapist (BA OccThy JCU)
Erin is a Brisbane occupational therapist with 13 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, education and the community sector. She has experience working with children of all ages but has a passion for intervention in the early years of development. Her special interest areas include developing social and emotional skills in children and empowering parents to understand and support their children optimally. She also presents information sessions to educators and parents on topics including handwriting, fine motor skills, attention, feeding, sensory processing and social/emotional development. Her article regarding how to teach handwriting skills to young children was published in the Journal for Early Education. She presented at the Early Childhood Intervention Association conference on this same topic and has run workshops for OT Australia on keeping distracted children engaged in the classroom. Erin has also worked in tertiary education mentoring occupational therapy students studying occupational therapy. Erin currently works part time and enjoys spending the rest of her time with her 5 year old daughter.
Camille HeenanSpeech Pathology Therapy Aide
Camille is currently studying a Master of Speech Pathology at Griffith University. She previously completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Linguistics, and a Diploma of Languages (French). She has also worked in administration and customer service and loves to meet new people. She is at the very early stages of her career but is committed to the work she does with her clients. It’s the best part of her week! She is very pleased to be supported by fantastic clinicians at ChatBox and is enjoying learning and refining her clinical skills. She has had previous clinical experience working with children with language and speech difficulties both in-clinic and via telehealth. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog Merlot and exploring parts of Brisbane.