Jacqui Sullivan

Clinical Leader Speech Pathologist

B Sp Path, MSPA, CPSP

With vast clinical experience spanning over two decades working for Montrose, Cerebral Palsy League, Education Queensland and over 15 years with Therapy Matters, Jacqui has treated a great variety of children with unique, complex communication and feeding needs across a range of disabilities. Treating such complex caseloads has led Jacqui to pursue a range of additional professional skills.

Jacqui’s clinical interest areas lie in early intervention with young children with disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and motor speech disorders. She is an understanding and supportive therapist who enjoys working together with children and their parents within a family-centred intervention approach. Jacqui is an Accredited Key Word Sign Presenter. Jacqui is a strong advocate for creative solutions for children with disabilities that enable them to have a voice to communicate their needs, thoughts and feelings.

Jacqui became a qualified speech pathologist in 1997.

She has completed further training in:

  • AAC (High & Low Tech)
  • DIR Floortime
  • Intensive Interaction
  • PODD

  • PROMPT
  • PECS
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Talkabout Social Skills Program
  • Mindwing Story Grammar Marker
  • Hanen “More Than Words”

  • Neurodiverse Affirming Approaches

Jacqui works at our West Burleigh Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She visits our Murwillumbah Clinic on Thursdays.

What’s your favourite toy?

I love the penguin popper for a wide range of kids because it is fun and when you show them for the first time it is unexpected, after that there is the anticipation of the pop! You can make it pop out hard and fast and direct it at anything or “anybody!!!”

Sometimes kids like being cheeky and shoot at their parents or therapist – all in good fun!