Newcastle supports and services

  • Allied Health
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Behaviour Support
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Early childhood intervention
  • SLES School Leaver Employment Support (SLES)
  • Support Coordination
  • SIL and STA Accommodation

Our Allied Health professionals will work with you to give you the best care possible for the best possible outcome.

Circle of Hope has a team which is made up of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists who provide both therapeutic and interventional supports that are tailored to your unique needs.

Physiotherapy

Occupational
Therapy

Speech
Therapy

Our Allied Health providers are trained in their respective areas and will provide you with all the services you need, in one place.

This ensures that your total health is well taken care of.

Speech Pathology

Circle of Hope provides a range of supports and services across the Newcastle and South-west Sydney region, to accommodate the needs of children, adolescents and adults who require speech therapy.

Our qualified and experienced Speech Pathologists provide best practice and evidence-based techniques and hold a membership with Speech Pathology Australia.

Circle of Hope’s speech therapy services target a range of disabilities, disorders and health conditions. Our services include speech and language assessment, communication assessment, and dysphagia and swallowing assessments including the development of mealtime management plans.

Our Speech Pathologists are experienced in writing tailored NDIS reports to assist with obtaining required support and services through NDIS funding to meet the needs of the client.

Our team of Speech Pathologists are ready to partner with you and other NDIS professional services to deliver safe, quality and best outcomes for people who require speech therapy.

At Circle of Hope we work together with people with a disability and or who require additional support to achieve their goals and realise their full potential.

Circle of Hope deliver speech therapy services via:

  • In home
  • Our community
  • Telehealth

Our services include:

  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
  • Assessments and therapy of speech disorders – all ages.
  • Assessment and therapy of language disorders – all ages.
  • Assessment and therapy of social communication difficulties – all ages.
  • Family, staff, and group home training on effective communication.
  • Swallowing (Dysphagia) assessments.
  • Mealtime management assessments and management (including Mealtime Management Plans).
  • Family, staff, and group home training on Swallowing, person centered Mealtime Management Plans, and how to support the participant at mealtimes.

Meet our team

Amie Carle – Adult Speech Pathologist (B.Sp.Path (honours) M.S.P.A

Amie is a proud First Nations woman, a descendent from the Gomeroi people.

She graduated with honours in a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2017. Amie has impressive experience in supporting adult clients with complex swallowing disorders and communication difficulties because of Stroke, Dementia, Progressive Neurological Diseases (Parkinson’s, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease,) Traumatic Brain Injury, Palliative Care, and Aboriginal Health. She has worked in a range of settings to provide this support in hospitals, rehabilitation centres’, Aged Care facilities and the Disability sector. Amie is passionate about supporting her participants to communicate and to enjoy their favourite meals safely.

Maddie Sills – Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Maddie is a qualified Speech Pathologist with eight (8) years’ experience working in the Newcastle Area. Maddie specialises in local disability support with a focus on early intervention and a transdisciplinary team approach. She is passionate about working with children and holistically supporting families to achieve what is important to them in their everyday lives.

She has extensive experience developing and implementing evidence-based language strategies for children nationwide. She supports children and their families throughout their daily routines in natural environments including homes, preschools, family members homes, sporting/community activities and their local playground. I specialise in supporting children from birth to seven (7) years of age as part of their early intervention journey. Maddie works with children to develop their ability to interact with others around them, build lasting friendships with peers, prescription and use of assistive technology to communicate and paediatric feeding/mealtime management support.
She can also provide Key Worker support to families in navigating NDIS plans and finding the right team that is the best fit for their child and family.

Abbie Pearce – Speech Pathologist

Abbie is a Novocastrian and qualified Speech Pathologist with 5 years’ experience. Abbie specialises in early childhood intervention and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) across the lifespan. Abbie graduated from the University of Newcastle where she undertook specialised placements and developed a passion for supporting people living with disability.

Abbie has undertaken further training and development in the areas of early language supports (the Hanen program), the key worker model, complex childhood trauma, key word sign, management and coaching. Abbie has extensive experience supporting children and families, implementing mealtime management plans, supporting children with speech sound disorders and developmental language disorders. Abbie can also provide Key Worker support to families navigating NDIS plans and finding the right team that is the best fit for their child and family.

Tahlia Snare – Speech Pathologist

Tahlia has been a proud Novocastrian for the past eight years moving from a rural setting. Tahlia undertook a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (honours) graduating from the University of Newcastle in July 2021, and is going into her third year of providing clinical evidence-based practice to families. Tahlia has previously worked across the lifespan but has a special interest in early childhood supports, school age language and speech sound disorders including childhood apraxia of speech. Tahlia has undertaken extra training in ‘More than Words’ and ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ by the Hanen Centre. Tahlia prides herself on supporting families in naturalistic environments and providing community-based therapy for lifelong learning and social participation.

Tahlia has capacity to see new clients.

Occupational Therapy

Our qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists provide evidence-based therapy and are AHPRA registered.

Our Occupational Therapists are experienced in writing tailored reports to assist with obtaining relevant support and services through NDIS funding to meet the needs of the client.

Our team of Occupational Therapists are ready to partner with you and other NDIS professional services to deliver safe, quality and best outcomes for people who require Occupational Therapy.

Circle of Hope deliver Occupational Therapy services in the home, community and via telehealth.

Our services include:

  • Home modification assessments and prescription
  • Functional Daily Living Skills Assessments
  • Housing and Support Needs Assessments
  • Assistive Technology Assessments and prescription
  • Workplace and School Assessments
  • Sensory Assessments
  • Upper limb therapy (including fine and gross motor coordination and handwriting)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Task specific training and capacity building in activities of daily living / life skills (including selfcare, toileting, cooking, shopping, budgeting and transport training), fatigue management, sleep hygiene, and falls prevention.
  • Psychosocial and Mental Health management/coping skills.

Jordan Glanville – Occupational Therapist

Jordan is a proud Novocastrian and an Occupational Therapist with seven (7) years’ experience. Her career began by working in the rehabilitation and medical wards of our local private hospitals. She then further established her career in England supporting public health patients reach their goals. This led her to the opportunity to develop and lead OT services in a neurological rehabilitation centre. Upon returning to Newcastle Australia, she transitioned to the Disability sector, and this is where her passion now persists. She specialises in servicing adults who experience neurological, psychosocial, or degenerative conditions.  Her supports include, daily living, mental health retraining, upper limb and cognitive retraining, extensive support needs assessments, assistive technology and home modification and more as required.

Physiotherapy

Circle of Hope is a registered NDIS provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We provide a range of supports and services across the Newcastle and South-west Sydney region to accommodate the needs of children, adolescents and adults who require Physiotherapy. Our qualified and experienced Physiotherapists provide best practice techniques and hold a membership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Circle of Hope’s physiotherapy services target a range of disabilities, disorders, and health conditions.

Our Physiotherapists are experienced in writing tailored NDIS reports to assist with obtaining required support and services through NDIS funding to meet the needs of the client.

These services can be funded by the NDIS in you NDIS plan and My Aged Care.

Circle of Hope deliver physiotherapy treatment services:

  • In the home; and
  • In our community

Our services include:

  • Face to face best practice physiotherapy treatment and intervention.
  • Assessing and diagnosing health conditions.
  • Evidence based individualised treatments.
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home exercise programs
  • NDIS reports
  • Assistive technology trials and purchasing of equipment.

Michael Broadbent – Physiotherapist

Mike is a qualified Physiotherapist with 13 years’ experience, who has been working in the Newcastle area for the past four years. Mike has worked in a variety of Physiotherapy settings including private practice, sports, musculoskeletal and disability. He has firsthand experience in disability with a brother who suffered a traumatic brain injury. Mike attributes this as the catalyst for him moving into the disability sector and is passionate about supporting participants to achieve their optimal mobility, reduce the impact of movement disorders, and generally promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Mike works with people of all ages and has a particular interest in supporting neurological and complex neurodegenerative conditions.

Each of our Allied Health Practitioners have capacity and would love to hear from you!