Founding Director, Kimberley Reynard
Certified Practising Speech Pathologist BHSc, MSp
Kimberley Reynard, Founding Director of Inclusive Speech Therapy, graduated with her Masters degree at La Trobe University, Bendigo. Kimberley grew up in Bendigo in Central Victoria however upon completing her studies was eager to broaden her horizons and gain some experience in the outback.
In 2014, Kimberley moved to Biloela, Queensland, and found a passion for working with children and adolescents with speech and language difficulties. Kimberley also delivered speech therapy services to the remote Indigenous town of Woorabinda and thoroughly enjoyed the experience she gained and the relationships she made.
Kimberley moved to London in 2015 and gained three and a half years of overseas experience working in several different locum positions across London, including working with adults with learning disability in the community, working in a special needs’ college, and gaining further experience in autism, dysphagia and AAC.
Upon returning to Australia, Kimberley commenced working in the NDIS sector and further developed her skills and experience working with adolescents and adults with language, literacy, social skills, AAC and dysphagia needs.
Kimberley opened her clinic in 2020 as she saw a need for inclusive practices to reach individuals of all abilities. Kimberley aims to deliver a holistic service and works in a client-centred approach, with continued input from the individual’s supportive network such as their family, caregivers, teachers, support coordinators, and the multidisciplinary team. Kimberley delivers communication-partner coaching for all family and carers involved and believes empowering the carers achieves better outcomes for the individual.
As a mobile therapy service, Inclusive Speech Therapy can be delivered in the comfort of the person’s home, day program, school, or preferred community setting. Kimberley’s mission for this company is to empower individuals to engage in those communication and eating and drinking tasks they have identified to their best ability and continue living a life of quality and enjoyment.
Continued Professional Development
- Training in software programmes for AAC devices, including Proloquo2Go, Pictello, Verbally, GoTalk Now, Grid for iPad, LAMP Words for Life, and TouchChat with WordPower
- Key Word Sign (KWS) and Makaton sign training
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Aided Language Stimulation (ALS), Dr Caroline Musselwhite
- Cued Articulation
- Zones of Regulation
- Understanding Language Difficulties from Childhood to Adolescents, Professor Gina Conti-Ramsden
- DIR Floortime Approaches
- Sensory Processing & Executive Functioning, Maude LeRoux
- Attwood & Garnett: Intervention with Adults with Autism
- Social Skills for Young Adults with Autism
- Improving the Lives of Adults with Dysphagia
- Autonomy in Decision Making, Ashley Harling
- Language Sample Collection and Analysis with People who use AAC System, Gail Van Tatenhove