About Us

Sydney Speech Clinic is a friendly and professional speech pathology service located on the lower north shore.  We assist children of all ages with speech, language and literacy difficulties.

Catherine Lavery - Speech Pathologist

Catherine Lavery is the Owner and Speech Pathologist at Sydney Speech Clinic.

With over 19 years clinical experience as a Speech Pathologist, Catherine has worked both in the UK and Australia with a wide range of client groups experiencing speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties. She has worked across a number of settings including day care centres, preschools, schools, hospitals, specialist rehabilitation centres and community clinics.

Catherine has extensive experience and a special interest in teaching and training others about the impact of speech, language and swallowing difficulties. She has devised and implemented training programs for nurses, medical students, teachers and speech pathology students.

Alongside her private clinical caseload, Catherine currently also works as a Clinical Educator for the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in North Sydney supervising speech pathology students undertaking the practical component of their training whilst on professional placements within schools.

Catherine lives in Lane Cove with her husband and three children. She knows the local community well and has strong links with local day care centres, pre-schools, schools and health service providers.

 

 

Alexis Paparoulas – Speech Pathologist

Alexis completed her Masters of Speech and Language Pathology degree at The University of Sydney and has further knowledge of the health care system from her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. This has given her experience working in the speech pathology sector in areas such as hospital acute settings, rehabilitation of brain injury clients, the disability sector in the key worker model, not for profit organisations, schools, preschools, and home visit settings. Alexis has worked with a range of different clients, across both adults and children, however she has a special interest in the paediatric population and particularly those living with a disability.

In addition to being a Speech Pathologist, Alexis is a Coordinator and Certified Supervisor at Lane Cove Out of School Care. She has been a part of the team there for over 6 years and has developed extensive experience in this area. Alexis brings years of knowledge and experience working with children from a range of different socioeconomic and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She particularly enjoys working with children as part of a greater family unit and believes in a holistic and family-centred approach to intervention.

Alexis lives locally and having worked in Lane Cove for over 6 years she has strong links with local children, families, out of school care and various schools in the area.

Sarah Byles – Speech Pathologist

Sarah obtained her Master of Speech and Language Pathology and Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences from Macquarie University. The Master’s program provided opportunities for Sarah to gain experience working with children with a variety of communication difficulties in clinics, preschools, day care centres, schools and clients homes. Furthermore, Sarah has experience working in disability, stroke and brain injury rehabilitation and the acute hospital setting.


Sarah is a nurturing, engaging and enthusiastic speech pathologist who loves working with children of all ages. She has a special interest in working collaboratively with families to achieve the greatest outcomes for their child. Sarah is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure she is providing effective evidence-based intervention to her clients.

Sarah lives locally with her husband and three young children. Having her own preschool and school age children keeps her up to date with kids’ interests which she brings into the clinic setting together with a natural warmth, enthusiasm and positive teaching approach that brings out the best in her clients.

 

Our Clinic

Our therapy rooms are conveniently located, modern, vibrant and engaging.  We are equipped with all the toys, books and therapy resources needed to help your children learn in a fun, supportive environment.

 

Sydney Speech Clinic therapists are all registered with Medicare and Major Health Insurance Providers.