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 (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.
Novem Chau (Speech Pathologist)
Novem graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology.
She is a certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Novem is fluent in English, Cantonese and is also able to communicate in moderate Mandarin.
Novem has worked with children 18 months – 13 years with communication difficulties in a range of settings including the clinic, home, childcare, school and Community Health Centre. She has a special interest in Early Childhood Interaction and Speech Sound disorders. Novem is passionate about developing a strong relationship with her clients and significant others (i.e. family, teachers, and allied health professionals), providing support and empowering families. Novem aims to provide quality care and to help her clients achieve desirable outcomes. Novem is also committed to providing therapy that is both functional and enjoyable for the client.
Christine Michael (Speech Pathologist)
Christine studied a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Speech Pathology) at the University of Sydney. She is fluent in English and is able to speak some Arabic. Christine became a Speech Pathologist because she wanted to support and facilitate children and their families to achieve their communication goals.
Christine enjoys working in a range of practice areas including speech, language, fluency and literacy. She also has experience working with children with a range of special needs (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy). Christine has provided assessment and intervention for children aged 2- 16 across these practice areas within a range of settings including clinics, primary schools and community centres.
Victoria Yik (Speech Pathologist)
Victoria 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. Victoria is dedicated to working together with families to make a positive change. Victoria has worked with children aged 2-16 years with communication difficulties spanning the areas of speech, language, literacy, and voice. Victoria also has experience working with children with complex needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome). Victoria has a keen interest in evidence-based intervention that is functional and can best support children’s communication.
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.
Suzie Agha (Speech Pathologist)
Suzie completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from the University of Sydney . She is a Certified Practising member of Speech Pathology Australia (CPSP) and is committed to using evidence-based interventions. Suzie is fluent in both English and Arabic and has had experience providing Speech Pathology services in both languages.
Suzie became a Speech Pathologist because she wanted to give back to her community by improving the quality of life of others. She is passionate about advocating for children with communication impairments, especially those with disabilities. Suzie has had experience working with children with complex needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, hearing and/or vision impairment, ADHD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD).
Rachelle Yau (Speech Pathologist)
Rachelle 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. She became a Speech Pathologist as she was passionate about empowering and supporting children & their families in achieving their goals.
Rachelle has provided assessment and intervention for children in a range of practice areas including language, speech, fluency, literacy and voice. Rachelle also has experience working with children with complex needs (including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Syndrome) and has delivered services in a range of settings including clinics, primary schools and homes.
Rachelle is a certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia. She enjoys working closely with children and families and is committed to creating positive change in their everyday communication.
Grace Zhou (Speech Pathologist)
Grace studied a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP). Grace is able to speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Grace has worked with children aged 2-18 years with communication difficulties, in primary school, childcare, clinic and community health centre. She has provided assessments and interventions in the following areas including speech, language, fluency, and literacy. She has a particular interest in working with children with speech sound difficulties and stuttering.
Grace believes that collaborating with family members and other allied health professionals during the clients’ therapy journey will encourage a holistic approach to achieving their goals to their optimal capacity.