Melinda Smith lives with cerebral palsy, which has necessitated the use of powered wheelchairs and speech generating devices. Her focus is on advocacy, with responsibilities for the participation, personal rights and inclusion of people with significant speech and communication disabilities. Melinda is employed as a mentor and communication consultant and acts as an advisor to staff and students who have complex disabilities at schools and centres around Victoria.
Melinda is offering individual mentoring sessions to children, teenagers and young adults with cerebral palsy and/or users of AAC.
A session with Melinda could include:
Melinda is also offering parent only sessions where Melinda can be available to discuss:
Melinda’s services can be paid through NDIS. Please email Cassie Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book an appointment with Melinda. Please let Cassie know if you require longer than a one hour session or your child is not yet receiving a package through the NDIS.
Melinda is also available to do sessions with siblings, peers, school staff, carers and extended family members. Please email Cassie to discuss your specific needs regarding these services and to discuss payment.