Researcher biography

Tanya has a clinical and research interest in paediatric language delays/disorders and acquired aphasia.

Tanya is a certified practising speech pathologist who has a particular clinical and research interest in both paediatric and adult language.

Tanya's research interests include exploring service delivery options and outcomes, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – Child Youth (ICF-CY) framework when working with children who have language delays/disorders and their families. Tanya lectures in paediatric language and paediatric motor speech disorders.

As an affiliate of the NHMRC Clinical Centre in Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aphasia Rehabilitation, Tanya also has an interest in adult aphasia. Tanya undertook her doctoral research within the Communication Disability Centre (CDC) and as a CDC member is particularly interested in patient education and ensuring people with aphasia, their family, and friends receive appropriate health information and access to services across the continuum of care. Tanya also lectures within the acquired adult neurogenic communication disorders course within the Division of Speech Pathology.