About

Carly Veness

Carly Veness

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Carly Veness is a paediatric speech pathologist with a special focus on infant and child feeding difficulties. Carly graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours from La Trobe University in 2003. Carly has worked in a variety of public, private and not-for-profit settings in Melbourne in both clinical and research roles over the past 18 years. These include previous positions at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Northern Health, Alfred CYMHS, Vision Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Carly also has a Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Sciences (Infant & Parent) from Melbourne University and has previously worked as part of an infant mental health team. Carly currently holds a public appointment at the Royal Women’s Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive and Special Care Unit and also consults privately in Hawthorn through our sister office at Offspring Health.

Carly started Babble & Munch Speech Pathology in 2014 in order to provide a private service focusing on the specific and underserviced area of infant feeding and paediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties. Carly has particular interest and experience in working with babies and children with gastrointestinal conditions such as reflux, eosinophilic oesophagitis and constipation, allergy, congenital heart disease, prematurity, growth faltering, developmental delay, tongue ties, breastfeeding difficulties, and tube feeding and tube weaning. Carly is active in teaching, training and mentoring other speech pathologists and feeding therapists in paediatric feeding and regularly runs feeding workshops for other health professionals in Melbourne, interstate and online.

Consults: Heidelberg West – alternate Monday AM & Tuesdays. In-person and Telehealth.. Note – Carly’s caseload is currently at capacity and she is not taking on new clients at this time. Carly works closely with the other speech pathologists in the clinic.

Christine Bouchez

Christine Bouchez

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Christine is a paediatric speech pathologist with a special focus on infant and paediatric feeding difficulties. After a previous career in interior design, Christine decided to retrain after becoming fascinated watching the feeding skill development of her own children and those of her friends. She graduated from ACU University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Christine has worked with children and their families individually and in small groups in various settings including private practice and early childhood intervention all of which developed her passion for working with complex feeding issues.

Christine has experience working with babies and children with complex medical conditions, physical disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders and developmental delays. She strongly believes in empowering parents to support their child’s skill development during daily activities and enjoys creating partnerships with families.

Consults: Heidelberg West clinic – Mon-Fri. In-person and Telehealth.

Lydia Pervez

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Details coming soon.

Consults: Heidelberg West clinic – Mon-Fri. In-person and Telehealth.