Georgia Manning

Speech Pathologist


Georgia has worked at Therapy Matters for over 6 years after starting her career traveling the length and breadth of Queensland, meeting the needs of rural and remote clients with a range of communication difficulties in an innovative service model.

Georgia is adept at providing services in a diversity of settings to meet the needs of children with speech, language and literacy difficulties in their home, early childhood centre or in their school. She has also had experience meeting the needs of children with a diverse range of disabilities and complex communication needs. She has clinical interests in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). She particularly enjoys partnering together with families from a strengths based perspective.

Georgia works on our Therapy Connect Alliance team in Murwillumbah supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable children and families under a Federal Government Grant. She is also a Project Leader on our team with a focus on partnering together and collaboratively with parents.

Georgia combines her work at Therapy Matters with a one day a week consulting and supporting vulnerable children and families through a Child Care Centre organisation in Northern NSW.

Georgia became a qualified speech pathologist in 2015.

She has done further training in:

  • Hanen “More Than Words”
  • Key Word Signing
  • PODD

  • DIR Floortime
  • Talkabout Social Skills Programs
  • Mindwing Story Grammar Marker

  • Intensive Interaction
  • Low and High Tech AAC systems

  • Neurodiversity Affirming Approaches

Georgia works at our West Burleigh Clinic on Mondays (fortnightly), Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

On Fridays Georgia is the speech pathologist appointed to our Communities for Children Therapy Connect Alliance Program supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the Murwillumbah community.

What’s your favourite toy?

“I love the balloon toy because it is so engaging and fun! It is a favourite for many of the children I see and it can be used for lots of purposes such as turn taking, working on speech trials and language concepts such as, big, small, fast, slow, up, down, to name a few. It is a great toy to use for joint attention and anticipation builds waiting for the balloon to go.

This toy helps you connect and have fun with children, two of the most important parts of being a speech pathologist!”