Hi Everyone, my name is Bella.
I am a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Conditions, complex communication needs, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and literacy difficulties. I love learning about the science of reading!
Before coming to Connecting Dots for Kids I had several years experience working with children with ASD and intellectual disabilities, both in individual settings and group settings. I love forming close relationships with my clients and their families and giving them the skills to be confident communicators and communication partners. I have received training in Key Word Sign and various AAC systems including LAMP, Proloquo2go and Snap Plus Core First. I hope to undertake training for specific literacy programs in the future.
I love being a part of the team at CDFK. As a team, we strive to provide the highest level of services to our families to allow them to reach their full potential. The team creates a positive environment for our families, which our clients really enjoy.
Outside of work, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my wonderful Italian family. I have recently taken up painting, however taking small steps and starting with Paint By Numbers!!