Elizabeth Lucas

B.AS (Speech Pathology) USyd.

Founder/Managing director

Elizabeth is the director of TLC Speech Pathology. Elizabeth graduated from The University of Sydney and is a current member of Speech Pathology Australia.

 

She has been working as a speech pathologist for over 10 years. She takes a family centric, hands on approach with all of her patients. She works with children and adolescents who have difficulties with articulation, auditory processing, language and literacy skills.

Elizabeth works closely with parents and teachers to ensure the best therapy outcomes. 

"... TLC is about the family as much as it is the child undergoing treatment... my extensive experience and genuine enthusiasm for the field means that I give 100% with all of my kids 100% of the time!"

Tammy Nguyen

B.AS (Speech Pathology) USyd.

Tammy is currently a certified practising speech pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia with a Bachelor degree in Applied Sciences (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney.
 

Tammy provides tailored services in the Earlwood and Lakemba clinic where she collaborates with families to create effective and meaningful intervention for their kids. Her expertise includes working with children who have articulation difficulties, language delays, literacy problems, stuttering, and social communication difficulties. Tammy is devoted to working closely with families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including Vietnamese. She is passionate about creating fun and engaging group therapy and language workshops for school-aged children and teens through the popular table-top role play game Dungeons & Dragons.

Chloe Da Silva

B.AS (Speech Pathology) USyd.

Chloe is currently a member of Speech Pathology Australia and has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from The University of Sydney. 

Chloe has been working as a speech pathologist for 8 years and has extensive experience working with children who have speech and language difficulties. Chloe also has experience working closely with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Suny Pereira

Suny is currently a member of Speech Pathology Australia and has a Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor degree in psychology and linguistics from The University of New South Wales.

 

Suny provides assessment and therapy to a range of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders across clinical, school and home environments. She works closely with patients and families to provide patient-centered care, and to address a patient's needs as part of a multidisciplinary team. Suny's areas of expertise include voice, articulation and swallowing. She is passionate about working with the LGBT+ community with an interest in advocacy, support and service provision for transgender voice therapy. 

Suny is additionally certified in Voicecraft.

GDip(Sp) MSLP CPSP

Cassandra Akkari

M Speech Pathology, Bscience USyd.

Cassandra is currently a member of Speech Pathology Australia and has a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology and a Bachelor degree in Science from The University of Sydney. 

Cassandra works with a range of children and adults with communication difficulties. She is passionate about taking a holistic therapy approach, taking into account each person's interests and working with any other health professionals involved to ensure therapy is individualised to each person’s life and needs.

 

Cassandra is also a strong believer in working closely with families, as she believes their involvement is integral for success in therapy. Cassandra‘s passion is speech sound (articulation) disorders.

Alejandra Romano

GDip(Sp) MSLP CPSP

Alejandra has completed a Master of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University and is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Alejandra has experience in administering assessments and providing intervention to children and adults with speech, language and fluency disorders across various settings.  Alejandra is devoted to helping children reach their potential and supporting their families every step of the way. 

Alejandra has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and has experience working as an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapist. She is certified in the Spalding method and Sounds-Write for literacy development and Hanen ‘It Takes two to Talk’ program for children with expressive and receptive language delays.

 

Alejandra has experience working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and is fluent in Italian and Spanish.  

Antoinette Michalopoulos

BSpHLSc MSLP CPSP

Antoinette is currently a member of Speech Pathology Australia. She has completed a Masters degree in Speech Pathology and a Bachelor degree in Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences from Macquarie University.

 

Antoinette has experience in administering assessments and providing therapy to a range of children and adults with communication difficulties. Antoinette takes a holistic, family approach to therapy, guided by the individual's interests and needs. 

Antoinette is passionate about making therapy fun, as she believes this is integral to success. She is particularly interested in working in the areas of early language and speech sound disorders. 

Nelly Charchar

BArts - Psy, BPsy (Hons), MSLP

Nelly is currently a member of Speech Pathology Australia and has a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Sydney and an Honours degree in Psychology from the Australian College of Applied Psychology.

Nelly has extensive experience working with children and adults on the Autism Spectrum and has previously worked as a Senior Therapist in ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapy. She has experience using Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices including PECS, Core Word Boards, Proloquo2go and LAMP Words for Life and is a strong believer that everyone should be given a chance to use their voice to communicate their needs and wants.

Nelly enjoys working with families, teachers and the clients themselves to enable the best outcome from her therapy. She is passionate about language, literacy and social skills

Angela Smalios

Administration 

Angela is our friendly, caring, and welcoming receptionist. She is currently in her third year studying Speech Pathology at Macquarie University. She chose speech pathology as she is passionate about helping children and their communication abilities. 

Angela works closely with clients in order to ensure they are paired with a clinician that best suits the family's needs and is also willing and happy to assist you with any further questions you may have. 

Vicki

Administration 

Vicki has been our administration support since 2018 and has offered many years of support for property development along with 20 years of optical background. She had the opportunity to be a project trainer as part of her optical career.

Vicki is a mum of 2 who has been living in the Earlwood community for the past 30 years. Vicki loves seeing the kids progress with their treatment but most of all enjoys catching up with the parents.