About Us

Modern Speechie strives to support and empower children who have, or are at risk of developing a communication difficulty.

A speech pathologist or “Speechie” is trained to assess, diagnose and treat children who have, or are at risk of developing a communication difficulty.

We are committed to using the latest research and evidence based practice to empower and support children, their families, carers, teachers and other professionals concerned with children’s communication development.

By providing speech pathology services in the home, child care and school settings we have greater flexibility and can tailor our approach to best suit the unique strengths and difficulties of each child. Furthermore we believe working in an environment that is familiar to the child helps them remain calm and confident, which in turn helps them to consolidate their learning and achieve their communication goals.

Speech Pathologist and Practice Manager – Clare Francis

Clare is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science- Speech Pathology from the University of Sydney. She is also a Hanen certified Speech Pathologist.

Clare has worked in a variety of settings with children who are experiencing a wide range of speech, language and learning difficulties. She has experience providing assessment and therapy services to children in community health clinics, preschools, primary schools and homes. Clare has conducted numerous parent training workshops and inservices for teachers and has worked collaboratively with other professionals including Paediatricians, Occupational therapists, School Counsellors and Psychologists.

Clare is committed to providing evidenced based practice and regularly participates in professional development activities.