Tennille Sinclair

Speech Pathologist | Youthrive, North Lakes

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Tennille is a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia and is currently studying a Masters of Teaching at James Cook University.

“I made the decision to study speech pathology in high school. I wanted a career in which I could help people, and in particular, children. Speech pathology was initially suggested to me by a teacher who I had known for several years. I spoke to various health professionals to find out more about speech pathology, and the more I discovered, the more I wanted to learn. I moved to Townsville to study a bachelor of speech pathology at James Cook University in 2008, and never looked back!”

Tennille is passionate about working with children and families holistically to support development and wellbeing. She enjoys giving children the skills they need to actively participate in school and build relationships with the people around them.


Tennille has presented lectures and workshops at James Cook University on literacy disorders, assessment and intervention and has completed extensive training including the PODD 2 day workshop, PODD Alternative Access 1 day workshop and Key Word Sign training.

Tennille is trained to tutor teachers in online courses regarding ‘dyslexia and other significant reading disabilities’ and ‘speech and language communication needs in the school setting’ as part of the More Support for Students with Disability (MSSWD) scheme within the Department of Education and Training (DET)

“I have developed a special interest in the areas of early language and literacy development. I also enjoy working with children with speech difficulties, developmental delays and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”