About Us

Who We Are

Smart Speech Therapy consists of a tight-knit team who are enthusiastic and dedicated to ensuring your experience with us is as positive as possible each step of the way. Our clinic is in Edgecliff, conveniently located next to public transport to make coming to see us easy! Not only that, our therapists all live in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and so can accommodate preschool, school or home visits upon request. We meet regularly as a team to discuss how we can enhance our clients’ smarts in the most engaging and evidence-based ways.

Our Team

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Jessica Singer

Jessica is the Principal Speech Therapist at Smart Speech Therapy. She has special interests in selective mutism, literacy and social skills. Jessica has worked in the private practice setting for almost 10 years with clients ranging from before preschool to young adults. She has had experience with a variety of client-types including those with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay as well as many other learning and developmental difficulties. Throughout her career, Jessica has completed professional development in many areas, such as the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering, various Social Thinking workshops, Selective Mutism training, multiple Speech Sound Disorders Series training programs and intensive written language and literacy training. She has also presented a range of workshops focusing on school readiness, literacy and social interaction skills to teachers and parents.

Jessica founded Smart Speech Therapy as she believes in celebrating all individuals’ ‘smarts’ and supporting these through tailored therapy approaches to suit each clients’ needs.

Outside of the clinic, Jessica loves keeping active, exploring new places and painting!

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Ilaria Scarcella

Ilaria is a bilingual Speech Pathologist (English and Italian) who believes that a strength-based approach in parental education can positively impact the child’s competencies and the family’s wellbeing. Ilaria’s areas of particular interest and experience include:

  • Speech sound disorders, especially Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Her passion in this area resulted in a published article in the American Journal of Speech Pathology, a peer reviewed and highly regarded journal.
  • Working with young children (including those with Autism & Fragile X Syndrome) to promote learning opportunities through play using the evidence-based ESDM approach (Early Start Denver Model).
  • Alternative & Augmentative Communication

When she is not in the clinic, Ilaria enjoys hiking with her dog, listening to podcasts and spending time in nature!

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Gabby Anusaitis

Gabby is an early career Speech Pathologist who is extremely friendly and shows strength in her creative therapy sessions, ensuring to engage all types of clients. Gabby enjoys working with individuals of all ages and across a wide spectrum of speech and language areas. She strives to conduct therapy in a client-centred and holistic manner, and ensures collaboration with parents and carers to assist her clients achieve therapy goals in the clinic as well as in various aspects of their lives. Gabby has worked in diverse areas such as early language development, social skills, stuttering, literacy, written language and speech. We value her flexibility and unique ideas while providing excellent quality of work.

Gabby’s creativity extends beyond her therapy sessions as she loves to bake delicious treats as well as go on long walks along the coast!

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Lyndel Baker

Lyndel is our practice administrator who will manage your bookings and can take care of any questions about billing, NDIS funding, health care claims and more. We always have peace of mind with Lyndel on our team, knowing that all admin tasks, no matter how big or small, will be completed efficiently.