Autism Spectrum Disorders
Articulation & Phonology
Maria completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University (2001). She brings 17 years of experience of working with children providing speech pathology services for assessment, diagnosis, intervention and management of children with learning difficulties, developmental concerns and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including early childhood intervention services, special developmental schools, mainstream schools, hospitals and private settings. She has particular interest and experience in assessing children with developmental difference, language delays/disorders, dyspraxia, articulation and phonological disorders. Maria currently holds a public appointment at Monash Children’s Hospital in the Developmental Paediatrics Department.
Maria provides both in clinic and mobile assessment services to children from 2 to 18 years of age at their childcare, kindergarten or school. She is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and fulfils all requirements for the professional self-regulation program. Maria is also a registered service provider with the Department of Social Services (Helping Children with Autism & Better Start for Children) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.