Supervision – Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Supervision

Hi, I’m Becky. I’m a Speechie, as well as the director here at Sum of Us Kids. 

I am registered with Speech Pathology Australia and offer clinical supervision to help early-career speech pathologists.

Becky Supervisor

I have been working as a speech pathologist for over 13 years now. During that time I have worked in primary and secondary schools, community settings, remote settings, as well as in clinic-based private practice.

I am a passionate nerd when it comes to speech pathology and feel like I might have undertaken every PD out there!  These include:

  • PODD Communication Books
  • Training in ACC including: ProLoQuo2Go, AVAZ & LAMP
  • Hanen – It Takes Two To Talk
  • DIR Floortime
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Cued Articulation
  • Spalding – Writing Road to Reading
  • MSL – Multisensory Structured Language (Literacy)
  • Lidcombe Program
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Spoiled for Choice (Caroline Bowen Speech Sound Disorder Interventions)
  • Orofacial Myology
  • Clinical Supervision Online (University of Melbourne)
  • Gestalt Language Processing
  • Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy (with Ausome Training)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Assessment and Therapy (with Trisha McCabe)

I have also undertaken a number of PDs in relation to autism and social ‘skills’ but my biggest learning passion at the moment is researching how I can ensure a neurodiversity affirming approach to all my clinical practices.  This means that some of those PDs now make me cringe!

As well as being able to provide supervision in relation to your clinical practice, I LOVE discussing the in-and-outs of working in private practice, so am happy to provide supervision around that if you are new to working for yourself.

I can support your work with autistic kids, speech-sound disorders, early language stimulation, AAC, paediatric feeding, literacy intervention, stuttering and school-age language development.

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about how I can help you through supervision.

Supervision FAQs

The supervision process helps to ensure you are supported and engaged in critical reflection on your practice.  We can also help you brainstorm assessment & therapy options for tricky clients.

Supervisors are not liable for the provision of a client’s care. They provide supervision based on the information provided.  Accountability rests with the clinician’s line manager with the employing organisation and supervisee.

You can expect:

  • regular 1:1 supervision meetings
  • suggestions of relevant professional development activities
  • suggestions of relevant assessments and therapy resources
  • support with clinical problem solving
  • honest feedback on performance
  • support managing complex cases

Supervision can occur face to face or by video conference. While some contact typically occurs via email, it is important that a majority of time spent in supervision is in real time.

Group supervision is acceptable in small groups of two or three.  For early career clinicians, it is advised that at least as much 1:1 supervision is provided  as group supervision.

The need to engage an external supervisor arises when:

  • there is only one speech pathologist employed by the service,
  • there are no experienced speech pathologists with at least 3 years experienced employed by the service

Reference: “Supervision FAQs” Speech Pathology Australia website

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