(B.A., BA Mod Lang, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed (Learning Support), M Ed Stud, M Sp Path Stud, MSPAA, CPSP )
I have been working in the field of language and learning for over 30 years, initially as a teacher (teaching language at all levels of education – kindergarten to mature-age), and then as a speech pathologist. What I have learnt over time is that people desperately want to communicate and become tremendously frustrated when, for whatever reason, they are unable to do so with relative ease. Sometimes their frustration leads to involuntary silence, sometimes it leads to miscommunications that need to be sorted out. Most of my working life has revolved around assisting people to be able to speak their minds clearly, so that they are understood easily, without fear of sounding silly or being embarrassed about the content of what they are saying or about their mode of delivery. The need to communicate is lifelong, and I am just as passionate about provision of services to newborns as I am to my centenarian clients.
I look forward to helping you meet your communicative needs.
Hailie (Hye Ri) Lim
Hailie is a dedicated speech pathologist with special interests in the areas of speech, fluency, voice, and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). She is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).
Hailie has experience working with clients across a wide age range in different settings such as in clinics, childcare centres, schools, homes, and hospitals. Through careful assessment, planning, and providing client-centered therapy to clients, Hailie’s main goal is to provide effective and holistic care that is specifically tailored to her clients and their family’s needs and goals.
Coming from a bilingual background, Hailie is fluent in Korean and she is able to understand the challenges and respect the cultural preferences one may have. She is passionate about working with culturally and linguistically diverse families.
Outside of work, Hailie enjoys traveling, playing musical instruments, spending time with her friends and family, baking, and gaming.
Hailie considers ‘team-work’ as the most important aspect of speech therapy. She believes that everyone is different, therefore clients require an individualised and holistic approach where all professionals (including families) are involved to work towards the goal together.