Joanna Allen

Joanna Allen
Position: Speech Pathologist

I love my job because…

Growing up watching my Occupational Therapist mum support clients at CPA’s Prairiewood site inspired me to set my sights firmly on pursuing a career in Allied Health. I also have a passionate interest for the assessment, prescription and implementation of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems. This includes using Key Word Sign, low-tech communication systems such as picture symbol boards and books and high-tech communication systems such as eye-gaze devices and iPad apps, to improve communication in children and adults who have difficulty communicating with speech alone.

I can help you with...

Working with CPA’s Penshurst team supporting children and adults with communication difficulties. I have wide volunteer and clinical placement experience working with children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and other disabilities.