Meet Heidi Begg

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Speech Pathologist & CEO

Heidi is our Founder, CEO and principal Speech Pathologist here at Pop.

She is a country girl through and through, and started Pop (originally SPOT Rural) so that rural and remote families could have access to top notch healthcare, just like those city-folk. She started her schooling through distance education over the radio, and completed seven years at boarding school before becoming a Speech Pathologist. While Heidi’s roots are firmly cemented in rural and regional communities, she’s passionate about making speech therapy more accessible across the board. Whether it’s speech therapy for a child growing up on a farm, or stroke rehabilitation for someone living in the city centre. Heidi was inspired to start a career in speech pathology by her older brother, who has Down Syndrome.

After completing her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at The University of Queensland, Heidi practiced in acute and rehabilitative hospital settings, community health and private practice, before going out on her own. Along the way, she developed a unique knowledge and special interest in learning disabilities. More specifically, the assessment and treatment of literacy disorders, such as dyslexia.

Heidi is trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) which incorporates: tongue tie, tongue thrust, tongue positioning for speech sounds, mouth breathing and oral habits. Her main clinical focus at Pop is complex case management for OM clients, where Pop collaborates with professionals all over Australia to achieve their client’s orofacial goals. She loves learning and is certified in the Spalding Method and Sounds ~ Write literacy programs, has trained in Hanen’s early language program, ‘It Takes Two to Talk’.

The Spot Family

Bonnie Hayes

Speech Pathologist & Head of Speech Pathology

Danielle - Spot Team

Danielle Wales

Speech Pathologist & Head of Speech Pathology

Kate Laherty

Senior Speech Pathologist & Head of Speech Pathology

Fiona Skjaerbaek

Financial Controller

Jade McRae

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Jemima Commens

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Lyndal Thomas

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Olivia Fotheringham

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Taylor Daly

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Tina Evans

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Jo Kenny

Virtual Practice Manager

Lucy Barker

Finance + Customer Service Officer

Verity Rose

Marketing Operations Manager

Breanna Maria

Office Manager & Customer Service Coordinator

Francesca Sanders

Administration and Office Support

Annie Towers

Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Anna Johnson

Senior Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Ashlee - Spot Team

Ashlee O’Neill

Speech Pathologist

Audrey Cheng

Speech Pathologist

Belinda Mahendran

Speech Pathologist

Bella Graff

Speech Pathologist

Bianka Landrigan

Speech Pathologist

Cassandra Trotman

Speech Pathologist

Chiara Isaacs

Speech Pathologist

Emilie Adams

Speech Pathologist

Emily Buurman

Speech Pathologist

Emily Parker

Speech Pathologist

Erin Buddery

Speech Pathologist

Gabrielle Scabellone

Speech Pathologist

Grace McKellar

Speech Pathologist

Janet Barrow

Speech Pathologist

Janine Suter

Senior Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Jodie Peake

Speech Pathologist

Jordon Condello

Senior Speech Pathologist

Lauren Barber

Speech Pathologist

Monique Martino

Speech Pathologist

Rebecca Calabrese

Speech Pathologist

Sarah Wear-Rolfe

Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Tina Goodman

Speech Pathologist

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