Meet the SPOT Team

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Lauren Jones

Director, Speech Language Pathologist

Lauren has trained as a Speech Pathologist in the United States. As a Director and Senior Speech Pathologist at SPOT Paediatrics Lauren's creative ideas, and fun and engaging therapy techniques get the most out of each child she works with. These are among some of her many great qualities she brings to the SPOT team.

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Eilis Melino

Director, Speech Language Pathologist

Eilis has extensive experience in working  in the school system, rural communities and private practice throughout South Australia. As SPOT Paediatrics Director and Senior Speech Pathologist Eilis' warm, caring, and playful therapy style is highly engaging for the children she works with and valued by their families.

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Mikaela Howell

Speech Language Pathologist

Mikaela comes to us with a strong passion for working with children, and brings with her a range of experience and clinical skills. Mikaela's patience and care along with her enthusiasm and ability to build a great rapport with her clients are just a few of the reasons that we are very excited to have her on the SPOT Team.

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Theresa Coletti

Senior Occupational Therapist

Mikaela comes to us with a strong passion for working with children, and brings with her a range of experience and clinical skills. Mikaela's patience and care along with her enthusiasm and ability to build a great rapport with her clients are just a few of the reasons that we are very excited to have her on the SPOT Team.

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Speech Language Pathologist

Isabelle Wagner

Isabelle is passionate about her role as a speech pathologist in building communication skills, and working as a team with other professionals. Isabelle has had the opportunity to gain skills in many settings including schools and preschools. Her friendly and caring nature are just some of the awesome qualities she brings to her therapy sessions!

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Occupational Therapist

Loren Varnhagen

Loren joins the SPOT team bringing with her a wealth of knowledge, first hand experience as a mother of 3, and a passion for supporting social and emotional wellbeing. Loren's playful and fun nature ensures that all her clients get the most out of their sessions and leave wanting to come back for more!