Meet our Team
Many of our clinicians specialise in the assessment and management of children disagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Devon Barnes - Clinic Director
BSpThy, MSPA, CPSP
Devon Barnes established Lindfield Speech Pathology in 1990. She has over 40 years experience working with children and adults with speech, language, literacy and learning problems. Devon ensures that the Centre stays up to date with the latest treatment advances.
LACST, MSPA, CPSP
Jillian Cranney specialises in assessing and treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental and language delays, social skills difficulties and articulation disorders. Jillian has completed training in Hanen:It takes Two to Talk; Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS); Applied Behavioural Analysis Therapy (ABA); Autism and the SCERTS Model; Relationship Development Intervention (RDI); and the Introduction to PROMPT training course.
Meg De Souza
BSpPath, MSPA, CPSP
Meg De Souza enjoys working with a variety of children of different ages with various communication difficulties. She has vast experience working with young children with limited verbal output, children with speech and language delays, and children with disorders or syndromes including VCFS, Fragile X and Autism. Meg strives to set functional, collaborative and evidence-based goals to tailor therapy, suiting the needs of the child and the family. She has a particular interest in working with language. She is trained in The Spalding Method, Sounds-Write, Lidcombe, ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis), Shape Coding. When she isn't working, Meg enjoys bushwalks, anything involving her Cavoodle Benji, and expanding her skills as she has a passion for learning.
BSpPath (UQ), PG Dip Ed St, MSPA, CPSP
Anne Khlentzos specialises in assessing and treating school-aged children with literacy, speech and language difficulties. She has undertaken additional training in The Spalding Method and has attended professional workshops including Talk for Writing, Sounds-Write phonics program, and Lindamood-Bell’s Seeing Stars and LiPS programs. Anne’s special interest areas are in helping children with literacy difficulties, lisps and tongue thrust swallows.
MSLP (USYD) BA (Hons)
Language, literacy, and learning for preschool children to adults are areas of keen interest for Kath whose early career was as a newspaper journalist and sub-editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. A chance, voluntary position 15 years ago as a tutor to high school children struggling with reading and writing resulted in a life-changing career shift into Speech and Language Pathology. Kath is passionate about supporting people to achieve their educational and social potential through improved communication skills. She assesses and provides therapy in the areas of speech, language, literacy, stuttering and social communication. She has a Masters of Speech and Language Pathology and has undertaken additional training in The Spalding Method (literacy) and the Lidcombe Program (stuttering). When not reading, swimming or talking to her three children, Kath is often found playing with her King Charles Cavalier, Leo, who meets many clients in telehealth sessions!
BAppSc - SpPath, CPSP
Kathren Lemmetty specialises in assessing and treating children with ASD, genetic disorders, speech delay, dyspraxia, stuttering, developmental delays, learning difficulties, and delayed literacy skills. She is trained in the Spalding Method , ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) and the Triple P Positive parenting program to assist in the management of behaviour.
BSpHLSc, MSLP, MSPA, CPSP
Madeline enjoys assessing and treating clients who have difficulties with speech, language, literacy, stuttering, and social skills. She is particularly interested in working with school-aged children and adults. Madeline has completed training in Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk, Sounds~Write, & Talk for Writing. Madeline has a lifelong love of language, cultivated when living in Europe for five years. She speaks French and Flemish conversationally and has studied Latin and Ancient Greek. In her spare time, Madeline enjoys completing jigsaw puzzles, playing games, and reading.
MSLP, MSPA, USyd
Marina is passionate about communication in all its forms and has a particular interest in adult and paediatric motor speech, language and literacy deficits. Prior to discovering a love for Speech Pathology Marina had a career as a concert violinist playing in venues around the world and lecturing at the Sydney Conservatorium. Marina has a Masters of Speech Pathology and a PhD in music. She is trained in Sounds-Write and Spalding literacy programs. In her spare time, Marina spends time with her family including ‘Angel’ their princess parrot and trying to master the Nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish folk instrument.
BAppSc, MSPA, CPSP
Allison Stevens (BAppSc, MSPA, CPSP)