Our Team

Meet our Team

 

Nadine Bakka (Director & Speech Pathologist)

Nadine studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at the University of Sydney. She is bilingual & is able to speak English, as well as Arabic. Nadine has a special interest in the all areas of communication. She has a passion for working in the community, and loves being able to help families and educators, help children. Nadine initially established Nadine Bakka Speech Pathology Services in 2013, which has grown and expanded to become The Speech & OT Centre. Her objective is to always create changes that are sustainable, so that her clients continue to develop, even long after they need her help.  Nadine is a certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia, and is also trained in Hanen It Takes Two To Talk, and Hanen More Than Words.

Rachel Chang

 

Rachel Chang (Speech Pathologist)

Rachel is a qualified Speech Pathologist who joined the team in 2016. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). She is a registered member of Speech Pathology Australia, and a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP). Rachel is also fluent in Mandarin, and has been trained in Hanen It Takes Two to Talk.

Rachel is passionate about working with all children and their families to help them achieve their full potential. She has provided assessments and intervention to children 18 months-16 years with communication difficulties including speech, stuttering, language, and literacy. Rachel also has experience working with children with complex needs (ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome), and has delivered services in arrange of settings, including clinic, primary schools, Community Health Centres and in homes.

Julaina Li

 

Juliana Li (Speech Pathologist)

Juliana studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at the University of Sydney. She is bilingual & is able to speak English, as well as Cantonese. Juliana has a special interest in the areas of speech sound disorders, literacy and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Juliana loves the opportunity to build relationships with children and their families, to make learning and communicating as fun as possible. As part of her day to day interactions with her clients, Juliana strives towards making a positive and long-term difference with her work, and hopes to grow together with all families. Juliana is a certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia, and is also trained in Hanen It Takes Two To Talk.

Sakina Fattouh

 

Sakina Fattouh (Speech Pathologist)

Sakina studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at The University of Sydney. She is bilingual & is able to speak English, as well as Arabic. Sakina became a Speech Pathologist because she wanted to do something that would help the community and have a positive impact on people’s lives. She enjoys working in all areas of communication, so long as it makes a difference to her clients and their families.

Sakina enjoys working with families and children, raising awareness about communication as a whole, and advocating for her clients in order for them to receive the best possible outcome

Sakina is a certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is committed to evidence based interventions with a focus on strengthening children’s ability to cope and thrive in their environment.

Amani Haoui

 

Amani Haoui (Speech Pathologist)

Amani studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at The University of Sydney. She is bilingual & is able to speak English, as well as Arabic. This means Amani is able to support families where English is not their first language. Her passion for Speech Pathology was motivated by the impact that the profession has on children, adults & their families. She has worked closely with children and adults ranging from 2-80 years of age, and range of practice areas including language disorders, speech delay/impairments, swallowing, voice disorders and disability.

She provides family centred therapy, and aims to provide therapy that is most relevant and functional. Amani is a certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is committed to evidence based interventions with a focus on strengthening children’s ability to cope and thrive in their environment.

Racha Majzoub

 

Racha Majzoub (Occupational Therapist)

Racha is a registered Occupational Therapist  and a member of Occupational Therapy Australia. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Applied Science ( Occupational Therapy) and a Masters degree in Public Health.

Racha has over five years of experience working with children with Autism, developmental delay and disability. Her experience has centred around working with families to support children up to school age with their learning, social skills,  gross and fine motor skills as well as sensory processing. Racha focuses on providing a fun, friendly and supportive play environment that children can enjoy and flourish in.

Racha has worked in both the private and public sector and has a passion for community based work. She is fluent in both English and Arabic . Racha is committed to ongoing skills and knowledge development in order to provide a valuable and professional service to children and their families.

 

Intake Officers

Our Intake officers are the friendly voices that greet you when you first make contact with our service. They are happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

Our intake officers are both mothers so they are able to understand your needs on a personal level.