Aisling Waugh

Speech Pathologist | Youthrive, North Lakes

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Biography

Aisling (pronounced Ash-ling) is a certified Speech Pathologist and practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

She is particularly interested in helping children with:

  • Phonological speech sound disorders
  • Dyslexia and literacy difficulties

“Being able to communicate is one of life’s most important skills. My passion is to support children to achieve their communication goals so they can participate in life to the fullest. I aim to provide therapy that is meaningful and functional, and will help children and families in contexts that extend beyond the therapy room.”

Aisling’s hobbies:

  • Creating art
  • Hiking
  • Exploring nature

Qualification

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours [BSpPath(Hons)] at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast.
  • Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP)

Training

Learnersaurus

Aisling completed the Learnersaurus training and is a certified coach. This enables her to administer the Learnersaurus literacy program to support children with dyslexia and reading disorders.

Key Word Sign Workshop

Aisling completed training for the use of sign language and natural gesture, which she now uses in her therapy to encourage and support language development in children with communication difficulties.

Professional development courses

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

"Speech pathologists can assist children with a variety of skills such as learning how to articulate clearly, learning new vocabulary, understanding other’s sentences, following directions, having successful social interactions, speaking fluently and confidently, reading and writing, or even learning ways to communicate other than speaking."