Our Sydney Team

We are located inside the Bloom Nutrition Clinic, Suite G04W/138 Carillon Ave, Newtown, NSW. 

Get to know our experts below:

Ayshah Alqaisi

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP)

Ayshah is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a wide range of paediatric experience. Ayshah is passionate about working closely with her clients, building trust and a relationship to fully understand their strengths and needs. Ayshah’s vision is to help her clients and their families reach their full potential by making sure they are involved in goal setting and progress each step of the way. Ayshah has experience working in multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams in private practice and school-based settings. Throughout her clinical experience Ayshah developed an interest in: Autism, Disability, Early Intervention as well as Augmentative and Alternative Communication approaches.

Areas of expertise:

  • Bilingual Language Development (Arabic and English)
  • Early Language Intervention
  • Language Difficulties and Disorders
  • Social Communication Skills
  • Developmental Delay and Disability
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Treatment Modalities:

  • Treatment Modality-
  • Parent Education and Training
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Play Therapy
  • Language Stimulation

Other Areas:

  • Speech Sound Difficulties
  • Literacy skills
  • Stuttering
  • School Readiness

Vanessa Lucas

Registered Music Therapist (RMT)

I am a mother of two daughters who has been a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) for the last 14 years. I have experience working with young children, teenagers, adults and the elderly in a variety of contexts. My main area of specialty has been with neurodiverse individuals and those managing their mental health. As a bass player in a current soul/funk/RnB/Motown band and a musician all my life, I’m passionate about all aspects of music and feel very privileged to use this medium to connect, help and hopefully inspire others in a therapeutic way.

Areas of expertise:

  • Joint Attention
  • Emotional regulation
  • Joint Action
  • Turn taking
  • Imitation
  • Commenting
  • Choice making
  • Adjusting behaviour to coordinate with others
  • Musical engagement and participation

Treatment Modalities:

  • Singing and vocal play
  • Instrumental activities
  • Seated and locomotor dances
  • Song writing
  • Improvisation
  • Music skill development
  • Receptive listening