Amanda Wrigley: Speech Pathologist
Amanda is a warm, friendly and experienced speech pathologist who enjoys working with children and their families to facilitate speech and language skill development. Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 1985 with a Bachelor of Speech Therapy, Amanda has worked in a variety of settings in Queensland, interstate and overseas. Her work experience includes NSW Department of Health working with children of all ages, Canadian School Boards working with school-aged children, Spastic Centres of South Australia working with children with disabilities, and Queensland Health including Queensland Children Hospital’s Child Development Service. Amanda utilises a family-centred approach to her therapy interventions and embraces evidence-based practice in all aspects of the therapeutic journey for families. She is trained in the Hanen ® programs “It Takes Two to Talk” and “Target Word” for families of children who have language delays, Triple P – the Positive Parenting Program as a facilitator, and is also trained to administer ADOS an assessment tool to gather information to aid in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Amanda likes to be creative in therapeutic techniques to tailor her sessions to suit the child and family’s needs and likes to discuss parents’ priorities so that these are addressed in therapy sessions. Amanda would be happy discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s development and looks forward to working collaboratively with you and your child.