Lauren O’Grady

Speech Pathologist

M Sp Path MSPA

Lauren is her official name, but everyone calls her Lilly. Lilly joins our team as an early career speech pathologist. Lilly is already familiar with Therapy Matters and our clients as she has worked as a therapy assistant with us before graduating. Lauren is a passionate life-long learner with dual qualifications in speech pathology and a range of other fields including: Exercise & Nutrition Science, Occupational Health & Safety and Rehabilitation Counselling.

Lilly lives locally and is a Mum to three children which gives her an empathetic, compassionate and realistic perspective on the busy lives of families. Lilly has a caring, friendly and supportive temperament.

Lilly became a qualified speech pathologist in 2022.

She has done further training in:

  • Key Word Sign

  • Sounds Write

  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk

  • Colourful Semantics

She works at our Murwillumbah Clinic and St Joseph’s Primary (Tweed) on Wednesdays and in our West Burleigh Clinic on Thursdays.

What’s your favourite toy?

As a child I always loved playing board games with ‘Guess Who’ being one of my favourites. It was a game that I didn’t have to convince others to play unlike Monopoly, which was too long!

I loved the feeling of finally figuring out who the character was by problem solving and asking the right questions.

“Guess Who” is a versatile game that can support a variety of goals such as yes/no questions, vocabulary, grammar and speech. It can also be used for social skills such as turn- taking or winning and losing.

Games such as “Guess who” create a fun and relaxed environment where children are working on their therapy goals without even realising it.