A Community of Support
One of the key advantages of a the hub is the ability for each business to focus on their specific discipline. Whether it's psychology, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or any other field, practitioners can fully dedicate themselves to their expertise, honing their skills and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements. This specialization ensures that clients receive the highest quality of care tailored to their specific needs, leading to more effective and efficient outcomes.
Moreover, the hub encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing among professionals from different disciplines. This interdisciplinary collaboration allows for a deeper understanding of clients' issues, as various perspectives and expertise are brought together. By working in close proximity to one another, professionals can easily consult and refer clients to other experts within the hub, fostering a comprehensive and integrated treatment approach.
The convenience factor cannot be overlooked either. Clients benefit from the convenience of having access to a range of services all in one location. They can receive multiple therapies or consultations without the need for multiple appointments at different locations, saving time and effort. This seamless coordination among practitioners within the hub contributes to a more streamlined and client-centered experience.
Overall, the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in therapy cannot be overstated. A therapy hub brings together diverse businesses, each specialising in their own discipline, enabling practitioners to excel in their fields. The collaborative environment and convenience provided by these hubs ultimately result in more effective and holistic care for individuals seeking support and healing.
Cindy Calvert-Leighton Speech Pathology
Hi, I’m Cindy, owner and sole trader at Cindy Calvert-Leighton Speech Pathology, a small and individualised private speech pathology practice, originally established in the Clare Valley in 2000.
I graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours, in 1993. I relocated as a new graduate to Wallaroo, where I spent a few years working in the health service providing both inpatient, outpatient and outreach speech pathology services to the residents of the Yorke Peninsula, before moving to Clare to work in the Education Department. In 1996 I spent 6 months working as a speech pathologist in Scotland before returning to Clare to have my first child. I have four children who have kept me busy over the years and who prompted my decision to open a small private practice in 2000. In 2018 I took on an additional role as Senior Speech Pathologist in another private practice, providing client services, leadership, and professional support/supervision to early career speech pathologists.
My passion has always been to work with a smaller caseload to ensure the provision of a more personal service which is highly tailored to the individual needs of the clients and families I work with. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with the allied health teams at the Ignite Allied Health Hub to provide high quality speech pathology intervention to my clients.
We understand seeking out therapy services can be overwhelming.
At The Speech Boutique, we value a holistic team-based approach - with your needs at the centre of that team.
We want to work with you to explore the best possible treatment options for you, with you. Where possible, we endeavour to tailor all speech, language and communication solutions to suit your individual needs.
At the Speech Boutique, we aim to provide person - centred care, with treatment solutions tailor made for each individual.
We are here to support you.
Ann completed her psychology training through the Intellectual Disability Services Council (IDSC) in the beginning of 2007. Ann moved to the Dept for Education in 2010 and worked in Golden Grove and Elizabeth schools, working with pre-school, primary school, and secondary school students, their families, and their teachers. She was frequently a member of funding panels as well as special options panels and speech and language program panels.
From 2018 to 2022, Ann worked in a B-12 independent girl’s schools as the learning support psychologist. As well as performing learning assessments, she was involved in policy writing, management of Learning Plans, and coordination of the NCCD.
Now, Ann works in private practice, offering an assessment service focusing on school-aged children. Ann travels to schools with a focus on learning difficulties. Ann also works through The Speech Boutique on Thursdays and Ignite Allied Health on Fridays
Strengthening Minds Therapy
Hi, I’m Katie. Director and Social Worker of Strengthening Minds Therapy. I am a registered Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
I have been working with vulnerable youth and their families for close to ten years and served as a Social Worker for seven. I provide help for young people encountering hardship and presenting with complex needs.
The foundation of my work is guided by the ethics of the AASW, whilst also utilising a variety of evidenced based therapies.
Strengthening Minds Therapy is committed to strengthening and promoting the wellbeing of our clients and their families. This is achieved through supporting children and families to enhance wellbeing, nurture social development, walk alongside the client to navigate challenges, assist in emotional regulation, and overcome school difficulties and engagement issues.