Team

Lucy Cummins

Clinic Director and Speech Pathologist

Lucy is the founder and Director of Lift Off! Speech Language and Learning. She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with extensive experience assessing, diagnosing, programming, implementing and monitoring therapy programs for children with a variety of speech,  language and learning difficulties. She believes in the importance of creating programs that suit individual needs that can be implemented in various environments such as at home and in educational settings.

Lucy opened Lift Off in early 2012 with the vision of offering a leading speech pathology service to children and their families. Lucy believes that all children deserve the right to communicate and develop into social and confident adults. Over the years, Lift Off has grown and gained a respected reputation for the services provided. Lucy has created a highly regarded Speech Pathology clinic that provides the ultimate service in communication development. She has a particular passion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder where quality and effective intervention is provided. The Lift Off staff go above and beyond for their families by providing the utmost care and dedication. Our individualised programs set us apart from our competitors.

Lucy is driven by her desire to promote the speech pathology profession and to provide the best service with the best results for all children.

Yonit Stoch

Speech Pathologist

Yonit graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) (Hons) and is a Certified Practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Yonit has experience working across a variety of areas including early intervention, school-aged speech and language and children with disabilities. Yonit has worked in a wide range of settings including within the public and private sectors as well as within schools. Yonit believes in contiunuous professional development and is trained in PECS – Picture Exchange Communication System and the Hanen program “It Takes Two to Talk”.

Yonit’s dedication to the profession and to her clients is invaluable. She is passionate about providing individualised therapy approaches for her clients. She believes in working in partnership with parents to achieve the best outcomes for their child and seeing children grow and achieve their potential.

Ashleigh Ng

Speech Pathologist

Ashleigh graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in  Health Sciences (Hearing and Speech) and a Master in Speech Language Pathology. She is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Ashleigh has worked with children with a range of backgrounds and abilities. She has a passion for working with children of all ages, with a particular interest in early intervention and disability. Ashleigh enjoys the dynamic nature of therapy and finds it hugely rewarding to see children make continuous progress. Ashleigh has a strong dedication to the profession and continues professional development. She is trained in PECS – Picture Exchange Communication System and the Hanen program “It Takes Two to Talk”.

Ashleigh is driven by her enthusiasm in tailoring therapy according to a child’s individual needs. Her role as a speech pathologist gives her the opportunity to empower children and their families and to support a child’s ongoing development.

Shelley Kauffman

Speech Pathologist

Shelley graduated from New York University with a Masters in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology) and is a Certified Practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

She has experience working in a range of different settings including a preschool, a special needs school for children with autism, and private practice. Shelley is particularly interested in early intervention for children with delayed language development and for those with autism. She has completed training in the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship (DIR/Floortime) model and the Social Thinking Curriculum for children with difficulties of relating and communicating.

Shelley is dedicated to providing individualised, collaborative, and evidence-based therapy to her clients. She endeavours to include families and caregivers in treatment and work alongside other healthcare professionals. In doing so, Shelley strives to ensure therapy is holistic and functional, and gives her clients the best potential to engage and communicate with others successfully.

Iris Hor

Speech Pathologist

Currently on Maternity Leave

Iris graduated from The University of Sydney and is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Iris has experience assessing and treating preschool and school aged children with speech, language, fluency (stuttering) & literacy difficulties. She has a strong interest in promoting early intervention for speech and language development in order to provide children with the essential skills for communication. Iris’ interests also lie within disability where she is passionate about treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Iris has an interest in bilingualism and speaks fluent Cantonese. She is a strong believer of partnering with and empowering families in order to improve their child’s opportunities in life.

Genevieve James

Administration Assistant

Genevieve is Lift Off’s friendly administration assistant. Her role is to meet and greet all our lovely clients at Lift Off and to assist with all things administration to make the clinic and our client’s experience run smoothly.

Genevieve has a background in Human Resources Management.  She is also a busy mum to two very active children who are both in primary school.