Elise is a Paediatric Speech Pathologist with over 20 years' experience working with children of all ages. She established Little Voices Speech Pathology in 2005. Elise specialises in working with families and schools in the area of school-aged language and literacy development. Having worked full-time as a staff member of a large primary school in Melbourne for many years, Elise has the valuable experience of working very closely with teachers and in the classroom to help support the literacy program of all primary school year levels. She is extremely passionate about the teaching of literacy and endeavours to continually learn more about what the evidence is showing to be the most effective methods of teaching literacy to our children. She is also a strong advocate for students with dyslexia, is an active member of many Dyslexia support groups throughout Australia and a founding member of Code Read Dyslexia Network..
Elise is trained in many evidence based literacy programs, such as Orton-Gillingham, Sounds Write, and Dyslexia Action Literacy Program. She has a post-graduate certificate in Structured Teaching for Dyslexia from Dyslexia Action. She is also PECS trained and a Hanen certified practitioner.