Meet our Team!



Our creative, dedicated and close team of therapists are registered with Speech Pathology Australia and committed to providing the most up-to date and evidence-based treatments in a safe and friendly environment!

Fiona Palmer

Nicole Torre (she/her)

Principal Speech Pathologist

Nicole has over 20 years experience in providing communication and swallowing services to children and adults in the community, disability sector and hospital settings. She provides diagnosis and treatment for children with speech, language, stuttering and feeding issues as well as swallowing management for people after strokes, progressive diseases and neurological disorders. She has training in the PROMPT technique (speech treatment), the Lidcombe approach (stuttering treatment), LSVT (voice treatment) and is a Key Word sign presenter. She is also a trained SOS feeding therapist. Fiona Palmer


Holly Howard (she/her)

Speech Pathologist

Holly is passionate about equipping each individual with the knowledge, tools and experiences they need for successful communication. Holly is passionate about providing Speech Pathology services across the lifespan and working collaboratively with clients and their families to achieve mutual goals. She has a keen interest in speech and language development for pre-school and school aged children as well as working with adults who have had a stroke or have neuro-degenerative conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s Disease or Motor Neurone Disease.


Emily Wan (she/her)

Speech Pathologist 

Emily enjoys working in all areas of Speech Pathology with clients across the lifespan. She has a background in disability, community, and clinic settings and has worked with clients with complex communication needs and diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Emily is passionate about client autonomy, and developing positive and trusting therapeutic relationships with her clients and their families to achieve the best outcomes in intervention. Some of her favourite areas to work with include early language, social skills, articulation and fluency. She works with both children and adults and is passionate about improving quality of life using relevant, up-to-date evidence-based practice.

Emily is a PROMPT certified Speech Pathologist, and is also trained in Hanen® - It Takes Two to Talk®, the Sounds~Write literacy program and the Lidcombe Program approach to stuttering management.




Claudia Wagenaar (she/her)

Speech Pathologist 

Claudia completed a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours from Curtin University.

She has experience working at the Child Development Services, and now enjoys private practice with Perth Speech Pathology.

Her special interests include speech sound disorders, early language, fluency and early literacy. Claudia has a passion for working with children and helping them to build their confidence and realise their potential. She believes in family-centred therapy, empowering parents to feel equipped to complete therapy at home and making speech pathology fun!

She is trained in Hanen It Takes Two To Talk, a program that is tailored for young children who have language delays, the Lidcombe Program for Early Intervention of Stuttering and the Sounds Write Literacy Program. 




Gabrielle Ryder (she/her)

Speech Pathologist 

Gabrielle graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

A people-person and an empath at heart, what Gabrielle loves most is building trusting, supportive relationships with her clients, where they feel heard, valued and accepted.

She has had hands-on clinical experience in areas such as adult disability & stroke rehabilitation, early language development, and school-aged speech sounds, language skills & fluency.

Gabrielle is particularly interested in working with people who stutter, survivors of acquired brain injury, and neurological disorders.