About Us

Kids Speech Therapy in Ryde

Julie Tushuizen established Child Speech Therapy Australia (formerly Word Of Mouth) in 2008 and has worked with children and families as a speech pathologist for more than 12 years, specialising in early intervention support.



After working in the community for several years, Julie obtained a Master of Inclusive Education (in Autism) to better understand and support children with additional needs, as well as their families. She moved to London in 2014 to work in the NHS and at the prestigious Portland Hospital, delivering speech pathology services to the
Neuro-rehabilitation Unit for children with brain injury. However, it was Julie’s passion to work in the community with young children that brought her back to Australia to continue private practice in Sydney.



Julie is a certified practicing speech pathologist (CPSP) and a long term member of Speech Pathology Australia.  Julie is HANEN Certified, PECS trained, TEACCH trained, MAKATON Certified, Attention Autism Certified, SPARK Certified and regularly attends professional development.