Jo Fokkes

RDI® Program Certified Consultant / Speech Pathologist
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  • Jo has many years experience working as a Speech Pathologist.  In the past she has held lecturing positions in Speech Pathology and has been the leader of a disability therapy team within the State Government. 

    Over the last 15 years she has honed her skills in working with children who have ASD, initially as a Speech Pathologist attached to a general Speech Pathology clinic, then in a behavioural intervention clinic, until, in 2005 she undertook training in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI). 

    For many years Jo ran social skills groups for children with Autism and Aspergers.  Later, having become aware of the potential of RDI, Jo undertook training with the Connections Centre and began running her own clinic offering RDI to families and Speech Therapy particularly to children with ASD.

    During her career Jo has worked successfully with children and families from many cultures and with many challenges.

    Jo’s clinic is in Lane Cove and so is easily accessed from the North Shore as well as from the Inner West of Sydney.  Jo is happy to see distance families, either in other states or in areas of NSW outside Sydney, having successfully worked with families in Queensland, South Australia and WA and more recently with families overseas. She is happy to travel to assist these families with their programs.

    As a Speech Pathologist Jo is especially equipped to help address communication, language and speech disorders that are sometimes associated with Autism.  As well, as an RDI Consultant, Jo is able to offer a broad range of support to children and adults with ASD, and their families, encompassing many areas of their lives.  Jo can act as a guide to those who are learning to guide their loved ones who have Autism.


    Licentiate of the Australian College of Speech Therapists
    RDI®Program Certified Consultant
    Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
    Member of Speech Pathology Australia
    Member of RDI® Consultants Australia


    Lane Cove, NSW, 2066


    0419 775 558