Polly McCarthy - Speech Pathologist

Polly - Village Therapy

Polly - Village Therapy

Polly has over 20 years experience working with children and adolescents. She has worked in both private practice and community health settings, helping children and adults with a wide range of communication difficulties. Prior to becoming a speech pathologist, Polly worked in education and is a qualified student welfare counsellor. 

She is passionate about giving all children the best start possible by improving their communication skills. Polly also enjoys working with adults in the areas of voice, stuttering and speech.

Polly is certified to deliver the Hanen Programs, More Than Words, and Learning Language and Loving It. Polly has experience offering training to early childhood educators, primary and secondary teachers. She offers mentoring and clinical supervision to other speech pathologists and other private practitioners. She is trained in the Lidcombe Program for treating pre-school stuttering and is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Cathy English - Speech Pathologist

Cathy - Village Therapy

Cathy - Village Therapy

Cathy enjoys working with a broad range of clients in our Castlemaine clinic, including children and adults with speech, language and social communication difficulties. In particular, Cathy is passionate about supporting clients with complex communication needs and clients with autism and other developmental difficulties. She is committed to family centered practice and supporting communication as a whole to benefit all aspects of people's lives.

Cathy is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Megan Wolfe - Occupational Therapist

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Megan - Village Therapy

Megan is a Registered Occupational Therapist and Member of OT Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement. Megan is a Better Access to Mental Health Care Provider.

Megan is passionate about working with children and their families. She strives to enrich the quality of independence in her clients’ lives.

Megan most enjoys working with children who present with sensory sensitivities, self-regulation difficulties, anxiety, developmental delay and Autism. She has over 15 years experience working with children (0-25 years) and adults to improve their physical and emotional well-being across acute, rehabilitation and community settings.

Megan provides assessment and individual therapy sessions that are clinic, daycare/ kindergarten/school and home based. She also provides ECEI Keyworker services and parent education sessions as a part of her therapeutic program.

Megan works collaboratively with children, adolescents and families to set achievable goals. She addresses concerns or difficulties experienced by children when performing self-care (including self-regulation and sleep), motor, organisational, learning, play and social skills in their everyday activities. Being an Approved Mental Health Care Provider, Megan also provides a holistic approach by guiding her clients to a calmer, happier state of being.

Megan uniquely brings with her a background in Sport and Exercise Science, allowing her to advise on exercise prescription.

Lisa Brown - Speech Pathologist

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Lisa - Village Therapy

Lisa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Speech Pathology. She is dedicated to working alongside families to provide holistic evidence based speech pathology interventions.

Lisa also works in special education focusing on complex communication needs in children with intellectual disabilities.

Lisa is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Alex McLachlan - Speech Pathologist

Alex - Village Therapy

Alex - Village Therapy

Alex graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Speech Pathology. Previously, Alex completed a Bachelor of Arts/Music at Monash University and worked as a Disability Support Worker with Villa Maria.

Alex has experience across all areas of Speech Pathology that span adults in acute and inpatient neurorehabilitation hospitals, community aged care, and children in schools and early intervention. These clinical placements took place across metropolitan and rural areas, as well as isolated Indigenous Australian communities in NSW. 

Alex has a passion for working in partnership with families and communities to provide functional and holistic therapy and support. Alex has a particular interest in complex communication needs, social and pragmatic skills, aphasia, swallowing and literacy.

Alex provides speech pathology services to homes, schools, kindergartens, as well as in our clinics. 

Loryn Webber - Occupational Therapist

Loryn - Village Therapy

Loryn - Village Therapy

Loryn graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice from Latrobe University, as well as previously obtaining a Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science) from Victoria University. She is a registered Occupational Therapist and is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Loryn is dedicated to helping families in Sunbury and surrounds to enable their children to increase independence and complete productive and fun activities. Loryn is dedicated to providing a holistic and evidence-based approach to all of her therapy sessions. Loryn prides herself on being client centred to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients and their families.

Loryn provides assessment and individual therapy sessions that are clinic, daycare, kindergarten, school or home based.