ABOUT NW SPEECH

NW Speech is a mobile speech pathology service focusing on early communication and feeding skills, particularly in the area of fussy eating. Dedicated to working closely with  parents & caregivers, NW Speech aims to empower parents to help children reach their potential.  
 
Based in Melbourne's inner north west, NW Speech offers a range of service options, including speech pathology home visits, community visits, Skype consultations & training.
 
Speech Therapy programs and consultations are tailored to meet the individual needs of children and their families.
 
NW Speech is registered to provide services under Medicare, Better Start & Helping Children with Autism Programs and is a registered service provider through the NDIS.  
Nicole Wu (nee Thompson)
Speech Pathologist & Director of NW Speech

I am a Speech Pathologist with 15 years experience of working in the areas of Early Childhood Intervention and Community Health as well as in Special School settings.  
 
I established NW Speech in 2014, with the aim of providing high quality speech pathology intervention and support for children and their caregivers.   I am passionate about working with young children and their families to overcome challenges around early communication, behaviour, and eating/drinking skills.   
 
I have developed a particular interest in the area of fussy eating and have helped many children to become more competent eaters through my work supporting families directly as well as by supporting other clinicians.  I am a Co-Founder  L earn to Eat. Love to Eat which aims to prevent fussy eating behaviours in children by offering workshops and education to parents and caregivers who are either just introducing solids, or starting to see those typical fussy behaviours emerge in the toddler years.  
 
Since having children myself and navigating the journey of parenthood, I understand how overwhelming it can be, especially when you have a problem and are looking for help.  I make it an absolute priority to listen to parents and find out exactly what the issues are. I then work with them to establish clear goals and plan how these goals will be achieved.   
 
Each of my programs is individually tailored to meet the needs of clients and their families.

Whether your concerns are about eating or early communication, and whether you’re after reliable information or hands-on help, I am here to support you in helping your child reach their  potential.

 
My qualifications
I obtained a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University  in 2004, and am a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia. I obtained a Diploma of Managment in 2013.


I am a Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist in the More Than Words and It Takes Two to Talk Program.  I have trained in a variety of communication, feeding and behaviour support programs including the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), the Stepping Stones Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), the SOS Approach to Fussy Eating, Dysphagia Disorders Survey, Paediatric Dysphagia Courses, PODD Communicaiton System,  and the ASD Transition to School Program.


As a passionate learner I  look forward to continuing to grow this list of qualifications and build my knowledge, particularly in my areas of interest.