Jennifer Allum

Clinical Leader Speech Pathologist

B Sp Path (Hons), MSPA, CPSP

Jennifer is a talented and dedicated speech pathologist with a distinguished academic record. During her university degree she completed an Honours Thesis that explored speech pathologists’ reactions to AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) rejection and abandonment as well as how speech pathologists remained family-centred in their services during this time. Through this research, Jennifer gained an interest in working with clients with disabilities and developed a passionate dedication to client and family centred care.

Jennifer is a thoughtful, diligent, fun and ethical speech pathologist with a commitment to evidence based practice. She has a strong clinical interest in the area of stuttering and is a clinical leader in this area at our clinic. She enjoys working with children with disabilities and in the early childhood and school aged fields. Jennifer has worked exclusively at Therapy Matters since graduating.

She has completed further training in:

  • PROMPT
  • Sounds Write
  • Lidcombe
  • MindWing Story Grammar Marker
  • Key Word Sign

  • Lego Based Therapy

Jennifer works at our West Burleigh Clinic on Mondays &Tuesdays (Fortnightly) as well as Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (weekly). She also works at Mt St Patrick’s Primary School (Murwillumbah) on Tuesdays (Fortnightly).

What’s your favourite toy?

“I chose Lego because it so versatile in therapy. I can use Lego to target so many different goals, from fluency to social skills, speech sounds, following directions and narratives – the ideas are endless!! It’s awesome to share the excitement of Lego with kids and make therapy super fun! I particularly love watching their creativity run wild when creating free builds.

I am yet to meet a kid that doesn’t want to play with Lego/Duplo in sessions. I’ve even had some parents want to get involved in the builds too!”