Meet The Team

Jacqui Collins

Jacqui Collins – Certified Practising Speech Pathologist – Speech Pathology Australia B.App.Sc (Speech Pathology)

Hi my name is Jacqui Collins and I am a speech pathologist who has been working with children over 20 years.

I am dedicated to helping children, and have extensive professional experience working with children diagnosed with a wide variety of communication and related disorders.  Have spent 2 years working in community health centres in both Australia and England and 3 years working at the Spastic Centre of NSW my passion for helping children with speech and communication disorders was ignited.

In 2004 I achieved a life-long dream and set up Canton Beach Speech Pathology in Toukley, on the NSW Central Coast, where I am still helping children learn how to communicate effectively today.  I have enjoyed working with children and families on the northern end of the Central Coast.

My areas of expertise include evaluating and treating children with articulation disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, non-verbal language disorders, apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, fluency disorders or “stuttering”, and pragmatic/social skill delays.

My desire is to help preschool children become ready for school, in all areas, but particularly with communication and “reading readiness.”

I am specialised in using the PROMPT system, a system which gives input to the muscles using touch and pressure.  I am a Hanen Certified Clinician and I enjoy teaching parents to use the “It Takes Two to Talk” strategies. I am trained in Key Word Signing (previously known as Makaton).

If you would like to make an appointment with Jacqui, please call (02) 4396 5686 or mention Jacqui when you fill in our online booking form.