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Yolande Burdekin - Director/Principal Speech Pathologist
B. Sp. Path, CPSP. 

Yolande graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2008 with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She started working in private practice with a mostly paediatric caseload. Since this time, Yolande has continued to working mostly in private practice with clients across the lifespan. However, she has spent some time working in the justice system, mental health and homelessness. 

Yolande is passionate about professional development and lifelong learning. She has recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Public Health and is now working towards a Masters of Teaching. Yolande has previously been involved in a number of research projects  and lecturing as part of their Masters of Speech and Language Therapy program at Charles Darwin University. Yolande has been actively involved in the Speech Pathology Australia's NT Branch, firstly as Secretary and has held the role of Branch Chair since 2021. 

Yolande has completed a range of additional training programs to better support her clients, these include:

  • More Than Words - Certified Hanen Therapist

  • Traffic Jam In My Brain

  • Sounds Write

  • SOS Approach to Feeding 

  • SOS Approach to Feeding - Autism Spectrum Disorder Masterclass

  • Infant Feeding Foundations

  • Feeding Therapy - Your Tools for Success

  • Secret Agent Society Facilitator training

  • Working with children who have experienced trauma

  • Trauma informed practice 

  • Working with children on the autism spectrum

  • Auslan level 1

  • SPEAK OUT!: A Practical Approach to Treating Parkinson’s

  • Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities

  • Mental health first aid

  • Strengths based training

  • Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST) online training program

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