OUR TEAM

MEAGAN NICHOLLS

Director and Speech Pathologist

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) | Certified Practising Speech Pathologist | M.S.P.A

Meagan is the owner and principle Speech Pathologist of Can Speak. She is the mother of one young daughter (and can appreciate how busy life with children can be). She has a passion for working with children; in particular her special areas of interest are working to develop strong literacy skills in all children and enabling children to have a voice through the use of alternate, augmentative communication (AAC).

When she is not working, Meagan enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog. She is also an avid reader and board game enthusiast.

Meagan has received additional qualifications in;

  • Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk Parent Program
  • Lidcombe Stuttering Program
  • Multi Lit Literacy Program
  • THRASS Literacy Program
  • Sounds-Write Literacy Program
  • SOS Feeding Program
  • SOS Feeding; Food Scientist Model for the School Aged Child
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 Training
  • PODD Training
  • LAMP Words for Life Training
  • Apraxia assessment and therapy workshop
  • Phonological Impairment – additional training in assessing children
  • Autism Update Workshop
  • PEERS Social Skills Program

BEC CONDON

Head of Speech

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) | Certified Practising Speech Pathologist | M.S.P.A

Bec has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from the University of Sydney. Bec values working in partnership with children, families, teachers and other health professionals to help people develop their communication skills and ability to positively participate in the wider community. During her time at Can Speak Canberra Speech Pathology, Bec has established a thorough understanding of children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), speech impairments and literacy difficulties. Bec is focused on working closely with her families in developing and achieving personally relevant goals based on their daily communication needs. Bec currently works with her clients in clinic, school and home settings.

Outside of work, Bec enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading and playing social sport.

Bec has received additional qualifications in;

  • THRASS Literacy Program
  • Hanen – More Than Words Parent Program
  • Hanen – It Takes Two To Talk Parent Program
  • Lidcome Stuttering Program
  • Adolescent Stuttering Training
  • Phonological Impairment – additional training in assessing children
  • Autism Update Workshop
  • PEERS Social Skills Program

FIONA GLAVICH

Speech Pathologist

Master of Speech and Language Pathology | Certified Practising Speech Pathologist | M.S.P.A

Fiona has a Master of Speech and Language Pathology from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours) from the Australian National University.  She has experience delivering assessment and therapy across a broad spectrum of communication needs throughout the lifespan. Fiona has particular interest working with children with complex communication needs. She has experience working with a diverse range of devices, and has developed individualised low-technology systems for vision impairments and physical impairments. Fiona enjoys using her knowledge of the English language to help children learning to read and write, and is passionate about delivering evidence-based literacy intervention.

Fiona has received additional qualifications in;

  • Hanen – More Than Words Parent Program
  • Key Word Sign
  • THRASS Literacy Program
  • PODD Training
  • LAMP Words For Life Training
  • Childhood Apraxia Assessment and Therapy Training

OLIVIA COWELL

Speech Pathologist

Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy | Certified Practising Speech Pathologist | M.S.P.A

Olivia is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy from Massey University in New Zealand. She has spent the last five years in Australia working with families and perfecting her accent (and still has some work to do!).

Olivia has extensive experience working with children and young adults with communication delays and disorders in a range of settings including disability, education and family support. Olivia prides herself on making therapy sessions fun, engaging and functional to gain the best outcomes for clients.

Olivia has recieved additional qualifications in;

  • Hanen It Takes Two To Talk
  • Lidcombe Stuttering Program
  • Sounds Write
  • SoSAFE!

KATE FRIZZELL

Speech Pathologist

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology| Certified Practising Speech Pathologist | M.S.P.A

Kate graduated from Charles Sturt University in Albury, with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology. Coming from country Victoria originally, Kate moved to Canberra to start her Speech Pathology career at Can Speak. She has always had a passion for working with children, aiming to make sessions enjoyable and rewarding, by providing flexibility in sessions to suit each individual child. During her time at Can Speak Kate has found a particular interest in working with early language clients and working with children on developing their literacy skills. She has gained knowledge across a range of areas including pragmatics and stuttering, to help support children to reach their goals in an engaging and motivating environment.

On weekends and in her time off, you can usually find Kate spending time with friends, hiking, watching live music or exploring other parts of Australia. She is always thinking about the next adventure.

Kate has received additional qualifications in;

  • Hanen – More Than Words Program
  • THRASS Literacy Program
  • Childhood Apraxia Therapy Training

JACQUI BARWICK

Speech Pathologist

Master of Speech Pathology | Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist | M.S.P.A

Jacqui has a Master of Speech Pathology from Griffith University, a Graduate Certificate of Speech and Communication from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Canberra. She has experience assessing and providing therapy for children with a range of communication needs but especially enjoys working with children with speech sound concerns. Jacqui currently works as a mobile therapist; predominantly seeing children in schools.

She is a mother to two young, energetic children and enjoys spending  time with family and friends, getting outdoors and reading (always with a cup of tea in hand).

Jacqui has received additional qualifications in;

  • Hanen- It Takes Two to Talk Parent Program
  • Lidcombe Stuttering Program
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 Training
  • Key Word Sign workshop
  • Read and Grow Plus workshop

ABI KO

Speech Pathologist

Master of Speech Pathology | Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist | M.S.P.A

Abi obtained a Master of Speech Pathology from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the Ateneo de Davao University. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and aims to keep sessions fun and functional. She has experience working across a broad range of communication needs from working with clients with speech sound errors to helping clients use alternative, augmentative communication (AAC). Abi has a passion for helping clients to build literacy and higher-level language skills, such as inferencing and written composition.

Abi has additional qualifications in:

  • Sounds-Write Literacy Program
  • SoSafe! Program
  • Phonological Impairment – additional training in assessment and intervention techniques