Clinical Team Lead & Senior Speech Pathologist
Christine is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a special focus on infant and paediatric feeding difficulties. After a previous career in 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. She has since worked in various settings including early childhood intervention and private practice, all of which developed her passion for working with children with complex feeding issues.
Christine has continued to develop her skills in paediatric feeding by undertaking training in responsive feeding therapy practices, orofacial myofunctional disorders, the SOS approach to feeding, and oral sensory motor therapies. She has also provided training to other health professionals as part of Babble & Munch Learning and mentored speech pathologists in feeding.
Christine has worked with newborns, babies and young children with a wide range of complex medical conditions such as prematurity, laryngomalacia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, allergy, neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, tongue tie and failure to thrive. She enjoys working with families to develop positive and responsive mealtimes with a strong focus on empowering parents to support their child’s skill development during daily activities.
Consults: Mon-Fri. In-person and Telehealth.
Dilinie Colville is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a special focus on paediatric feeding disorders. Dilinie graduated from La Trobe University in 2004 and has over 15 years of experience working in the public sector in special developmental schools, with families in the early childhood intervention space, and more recently in private practice working with children with feeding difficulties.
Dilinie has completed a number of specialised feeding therapy training programs, including in the responsive feeding therapy approach, sensory motor development of feeding, AEIOU feeding approach, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach, Infant Feeding Foundations course, amongst many others.
Dilinie is passionate about helping children and families manage feeding challenges, knowing how this impacts on family relationships. This includes guiding parents with introduction to solids, to working with tube fed children, as well as those with cerebral palsy, autism, oromyofacial disorders, tongue ties and other complex medical conditions. Dilinie uses the responsive feeding approach to help children and families build respectful and loving relationship around food and mealtimes.
Consults: Wed & Thurs. In-person and Telehealth.
Katie Masterson is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a special focus on paediatric feeding disorders. After a previous career in the disability field, Katie retrained as a speech pathologist and completed her training at La Trobe University in 2018. Katie has particular experience working in the early childhood intervention space working with children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. She is passionate about creating enjoyable food experiences for children and enjoys working with families to make mealtimes a positive experience.
Katie has completed a number of specialised feeding therapy training programs including The Get Permission Approach to Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes and others targeted at paediatric feeding disorders and anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and swallowing difficulties.
Katie has a special interest and experience in neurodiversity and enjoys helping children to express how food or mealtimes makes their bodies feel and supporting families to understand how we all perceive these experiences differently. Katie enjoys using a responsive feeding approach to support children and families to discover the joy of mealtimes.
Consults: Mon, Tues & Fri. In-person and Telehealth.
Jess Lorenzetto is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a special focus on paediatric feeding disorders. Jess graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2017 with a Masters of Speech Pathology. She has since worked in various settings including early childhood intervention and government funded programs for school readiness. During this time, Jess has developed a strong set of capabilities and skills to establish positive mealtime experiences for children and their families.
Jess has completed several specialised feeding therapy programs, including The Get Permission Approach to Anxious Eaters Anxious Mealtimes, the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, the Paediatric Feeding Foundations Program, Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop, and many more.
Jess is passionate about working closely with children and their families to create meaningful change. Jess enjoys using a responsive feeding therapy approach that focuses on building joy at mealtimes and ensuring every family member has the confidence to address their unique feeding goals.
Consults: Wed, Thurs & Fri. In-person and Telehealth.
Principal Speech Pathologist & IBCLC
Carly Veness is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) 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.
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 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, feeding therapists and health professionals in Australia and around the world through her training programs in Babble & Munch Learning.
Consults: 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.