About Shaylee Thomas
Shaylee has experience working across both early intervention and private practice settings. With a specific interest in working with children who present with early language difficulties and complex communication needs; Shaylee can support children with varied abilities, and takes pride in encouraging them to achieve their goals.
I love speech pathology because it allows me to support families to take an active role in bringing the best out in their child’s communication. Being able to communicate is a human right no matter how this presents and I love that I get to support this as a career.
I love that I get to come to work every day and be inspired by such amazing Speech Pathologists and women. Being a part of such an excellent company encourages me to be the best I can be with our clients and families at the centre of everything we do. Everybody cares so much about every individual that is a part of our A Growing Understanding family and we celebrate people’s strengths.
Reality television!! I just can’t get enough of it!
Cluedo – I love trying to figure out the mystery and it’s a game that keeps you thinking.
I’m going to go with a children’s book… The Gruffalo!
The Blind Side- Isn’t Sandra Bullock amazing?
My backyard! It is so peaceful and quiet and I have all of my animals there.
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” ~ Brené Brown.
I am a MASSIVE rugby league fan!
Shaylee's areas of interest:
Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) including Key Word Sign, Preschool Aged Speech and Language and Stuttering.
To make an appointment with Shaylee, you can instantly book online, use our online chat system, or call (02) 4044 1122.
Instant Online Booking with Shaylee Thomas:
I would highly recommend A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology. The level of care, expertise, and support we’ve received has been excellent. Lauren is a great speech pathologist and tailors all of the therapy to our exact needs – we’ve never had a ‘one size fits all approach’. Thank you!
A Growing Understanding is such a lovely and inviting clinic. From Jordan at the front desk and her very welcoming smile and ‘congratulations on great work’ sticker/stamp at the end of the session, to the cute little waiting room where I can eat as much chocolate cake as I want and not worry about any added Kgs, to the treatment rooms that are inviting and always full of fun and engaging things to do. I can completely understand why my kids are always happy to attend therapy. Plus I feel comforted knowing that we are in no way receiving a generic approach to therapy but are instead receiving something that is tailored to my children’s needs and I have been able to have a part in every step. I would highly recommend them for your child’s speech therapy needs. After previously having worked with Lauren when my daughters deafness was diagnosed almost 6 years ago it was a huge relief to be able to start working with her again after our previous speech therapist relocated and have loved having the ability to work with her again for the past 9 months. My daughter Abbigail loves coming to speech therapy every fortnight and working towards her goals. She is constantly motivated by Lauren to participate in her in home practice and activities. Lauren is also a genius at making some very boring “drill” type work fun and inviting. Her expertise, diligence and genuine care/concern are the ideal combination in ensuring Abbigail’s continued progress and success. Another huge benefit has been Lauren’s flexibility with both in clinic appointments and school based appointments allowing a much clearer picture on where we need to prioritise Abbi’s goals, as well as provide feedback to the school by way of strategies and options to provide the best learning environment. I have also recently began session with Jackie for my 3 year old son Callan. Callan has almost instantly become possessive of the clinic due to loving his time there working with Jackie that he feels the need to tell his big sister it’s “His speech therapy!” and will often attempt to lock himself in the treatment room so he doesn’t have to go home when our time is up. In such a short space of time Jackie has built a beautiful relationship with Callan making sure to have things he’s interested in (dinosaurs and activities involving moving rather then sitting still) to hold his attention and has managed to keep him engaged much longer then I often can my self. Both Lauren and Jackie are always providing me with skills that I can implement at home to achieve a high success rate for our goals as well as constantly providing me with feedback so I know where we are in regards to the kids therapy and eliminating any guess work. As a family we are grateful to be in such good hands and look forward to continuing to work as a team to ensure many HIGH FIVES in Abbigail and Callan’s future. Amy.