Alissa Gargano

Speech Pathologist
  • Alissa is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a special interest in supporting communication of children of all ages and abilities. Alissa comes to Autism Connections as an RDI Consultant in Training (CIT).

    Alissa graduated from the University of Sydney and has worked in clinical practice, both in Sydney and Singapore. She has worked with clients from many different cultural backgrounds, and values the relationship and collaboration she forms with her clients and their families. Apart from her clinical work, Alissa serves as a supervisor and professional mentor to student and newly graduated Speech Pathologists, both in Sydney and Singapore. Alissa also works as part of the integrated team in an inclusive early childhood setting, where she works alongside Early Childhood Educators, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and other Speech Pathologists.

    Alissa’s clinical work has led her to believe that therapy should work to unlocking a child’s potential, and include the family in all steps of the process. She is currently undergoing RDI certification training, as this approach taps into both of these aspects she fundamentally values in treatment.

    Alissa is committed to ongoing training in innovative and dynamic therapy techniques. Apart from being an RDI CIT, she also has training and experience in the following programs:

    • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
    • Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner
    • Seeing Stars (literacy program by Linda Mood Bell)
    • Visualizing and Verbalizing (language program by Linda Mood Bell)
    • Pretend play assessment and intervention
    • It Takes Two To Talk (parent training program to facilitate early language development)

    Services Offered Include:

    • Language therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • Individual and small group social thinking training
    • In-service and consultation services for teachers across grade levels
    • Professional mentoring services

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
    Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia
    RDI® Program Consultant in Training
    Member RDI® Consultants Australia
    Adjunct Supervisor (Placement) Macquarie University
    Registered Health Professional (Allied Health Professionals Council, Singapore)

    Address:

    Suite 1B, 75 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 2011

    Phone:

    0451 197 411 

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