Allied Health

Jacquie has been providing paediatric neuropsychology services to Ballarat and the broader Grampians region for the past eight years. She works with children, adolescents, and their families to better understand the child’s personal strengths and challenges in areas such as:

  • Overall thinking ability or cognitive skills
  • Attention & concentration
  • Memory
  • Planning and organisation
  • Academic skills
  • Behaviour
  • Emotional regulation

Jacquie holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) degree, is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Ballarat Health Services, and is a consultant and lecturer in the Clinical Psychology program at Federation University. Jacquie has a particular interest in understanding the way in which early life trauma affects brain development and overall functioning.

Kate is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHS) with extensive experience in child and adolescent mental health. She has worked throughout the Grampians region in public and private mental health and educational settings.

Kate trained at the University of Melbourne  where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare and a PhD. Her PhD focused on parent-teacher partnerships and child behavioural difficulties.

Kate’s specialty is behavioural and emotional regulation problems in children and effective parenting strategies. However, her experience is across a broad range of emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties. Her approach is to work together with infants, children, adolescents, their families, carers and teachers to achieve the best emotional, behavioural and psychological wellbeing outcomes.

Ebony is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Flinders 2011) and has completed additional training in the following areas:

  • Speaking clearly
  • Understanding and use of language
  • Fussy eating
  • Stuttering
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & transition to Speech Generating Devices
  • Key Word Signs
  • Reading & Spelling

Ebony has experience working with children in both community health and private practice settings across SA & VIC. Ebony is a registered NDIS provider for children aged 7 years to adult and provides assessment and treatment of children up to 18 years old.

Michelle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Deakin 2009). She has a special interest in paediatric and sports nutrition and has completed advanced training in both areas.

Michelle has worked as a community dietitian in the Ballarat region since 2010, is a lecturer at Federation University and provides nutrition services to WestVic Academy of Sport.

Michelle can provide assistance with a range of nutrition issues including:

  • Growth and weight concerns
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal conditions (including Coeliac Disease, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Fussy eating, nutritional deficiencies and fuelling active kids.