Communication is the essence of life of human life. Here at Commatters Speech Therapy, we are passionate about supporting people with communication challenges to communicate what matters most to them! Whether that be using spoken language, using visual supports or more complex Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).
Commatters Speech Therapy was first established in Port Stephens, NSW in 2017 where our Director - Yolande Burdekin recognised a gap in service delivery in the local area. At the time, Yolande has 2 autistic children and understood the challenges of travelling a 90min round trip to attend therapy sessions.
Following the family's relocation to Darwin, NT and dabbling in a few different roles, Yolande decided to establish Commatters Speech Therapy here in the NT. Offering assessment and intervention to people living with communication and eating difficulties as well as consultancy services to organisations. The Commatters Team grew in 2022 to include 2 new clinicians and we now provide services across two sites - our Yarrawonga and Wanguri clinics, while continuing to offer home/school/community visits.
Yolande is passionate about improving service delivery here in the NT, supporting local organisations and advocating for more inclusive practices our neurodiverse community.