Our Services

Speech pathology for children


At Amanda Heyer Speech Pathology, we recognize that each child has their own unique learning style and developmental projectory and therefore, customize treatment to suit each individual.

Speech pathology for adult


At Amanda Heyer Speech Pathology we value a holistic approach to treatment so as to maximize quality of life and participation in everyday activities.

Our Team

Amanda Dansky

Amanda Dansky

Company Director/Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

I am a passionate Speech Pathologist who enjoys working with both Children and Adults. My key areas of interest are in Aged Care including progressive neurological conditions, professional voice users and school age speech, language and literacy. I am LSVT certified, PROMPT certified, Estill voice trained, Cervical Auscultation trained and palliative care trained. I am a representative of the Speech Pathology Australia Aged Care Working Party and a Clinical Educator for the Griffith University Speech Pathology Masters Program.


Carmen Chan

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

After completing 4 years in Canada as a Mental Health Worker, I obtained my Masters Degree in Speech Pathology in Australia and love working with all people in this area. I am an enthusiastic speech pathologist, and I am especially passionate about swallowing management, motor speech, language, and swallow rehabilitation, social pragmatic language skills, alternative and augmentative communication, and neurological music therapy in both the adult geriatric and paediatric populations. I am committed towards working with the person, their family members and other professionals with the aim of improving function and overall quality of life. I am dedicated to continual professional development and have received additional training in Voicecraft, LSVT, facial grading and facial taping, cervical auscultation, videofluoroscopic swallowing study, and melodic intonation therapy

Crystal Cope

Crystal Cope

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

I am a passionate and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist with a special interest in disability, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and language in both the adult and paediatric populations. Prior to becoming a Speech Pathologist I worked for five years providing behavioural intervention for children on the Autistic Spectrum in schools, childcare centres and in the community. I value a holistic approach to therapy and understand the importance of working collaboratively with clients, their families and other team members to create therapy plans that increase the participants participation in everyday activities. I am committed to ongoing professional development and have recently completed workshops in LAMP (language acquisition through motor planning), Assistive Technology Applications in NDIS, AAC assessment and advanced training in Suicide Prevention.

Verity Payne

Verity Payne

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

I am a dynamic and empathetic speech pathologist who enjoys working with adult and paediatric clients. My main areas of interest include voice, language and fluency in adults and speech, language,voice, social communication skills and fluency in preschool and school aged children. I am committed to working with families and other health professionals to provide optimal communicaton outcomes for my clients. I am currently trained in PROMPT, Hanen-More than Words, Lidcombe Therapy and Mind Wings Story Grammar. I am committed to furthering my skills and knowledge in speech pathology through ongoing professional development.

Kristy Randall

Kristy Randall

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

I am a dedicated Speech Pathologist that values the opportunity to work closely with people across the lifespan, contributing to enhanced communication, engagement in life and family happiness. With an extensive work history in rehabilitation counselling and disability services, I am committed to working with families in a collaborative, empowering and compassionate manner. I have an ongoing commitment to professional development and multidisciplinary practice and I am trained in Read and Grow, P.A.R.T training for challenging behaviours and Level 1 Auslan. I am trained in cervical auscultation, modified barium swallow examination and interest in oncology.

jennifer Huynh

Jennifer Huynh

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

As a Speech Pathologist, I strongly believe in holistic care across all ages and cultures. My aim is to support my clients to achieve their goals by working together to develop an individualised therapy. I am a compassionate Speech Pathologist who has had experience working in schools, residential aged care facilities and both metropolitan and rural hospitals. My areas of interest include progressive neurological conditions, dysphagia, speech, language, fluency, and social pragmatic skills in both adults and paediatrics. I am devoted to the ongoing professional development and have previously attended training for the Lidcomb program, Key Work Sign (KWS), speech pathology telepractice, promoting quality of life for people living with dementia, and management of adult patients with tracheostomy.



Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

As a dedicated and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist, I strongly believe in working with clients, their families and support network in collaboratively establishing and achieving holistic therapy goals, to truly make a positive difference in my clients’ lives. My practice areas of interest include speech, language and literacy in preschool and school aged children, as well as paediatric feeding. I also enjoy working with adults with swallowing, speech, language and voice difficulties. Being a bilingual myself, I am passionate about providing evidence-based speech pathology services to culturally and linguistically diverse adults and children. I am committed to ongoing professional development, and have completed additional training in paediatric feeding assessment and intervention, speech and language difficulties in bilingual children, adult voice therapies and Read & Grow Program.

Contact Us

(07) 5597 4009
(07) 5679 3613
PO Box 4412 Ashmore Qld 4214
Suite 5, 153 Cotlew street Ashmore Qld 4214

Frequently Asked Questions

Please call (07)5597 4009 or 0402 287 965 to speak to one of our Speech Pathologists to arrange a time for your appointment.

Your initial assessment consists of a 60 minute in depth evaluation of your presenting difficulty. During this time, the Speech Pathologist will gather case history information, learn about your symptoms, concerns and goals for therapy and then commence an assessment plan based on this information. Dependent on the complexity of your presenting condition, assessment may take more than one session.

The Speech Pathologist will gather all of the assessment results and formulate a report. This will then be explained in detail and a treatment plan will be developed in conjunction with you. It is beneficial for this report to be shared with other members on your healthcare or educational team in order to provide the most holistic service.

Please note a small increase in fees at the commencement of the new financial year.

Fee Schedule Current July 2019

Initial appointment 1 hour $205
Subsequent appointments 1 hour $155
3/4 hour $115
1/2 hour $85
Travel (For services within a 15 km radius to Ashmore.) $50
Reports 1 hour $155
NDIS plan managed $179.26

All fees are due on the day of the session and are payable by credit card, online, bank transfer, cash, or cheque.

Cancellation policy: As a courtesy to our therapists and so that we are able to reschedule or fill appointment times, please note that there is a 24hr cancellation policy. Failure to attend without due notice will incur a 90% cancellation fee.

Betterstart/Helping Children With Autism Packages
for children with an eligible diagnosis under 7 years of age.
referral from paediatrician or Autism Advisor required.
$12000 of funding (maximum $6000 per year).

Private Health Funds- please check with your individual fund and level of cover.

Chronic Disease Management Plan:
referral from General Practitioner required.
up to 5 Allied Heath sessions per calendar year.
rebate of $53.80.

Children With A Disability Plan:
children under 15 years with a diagnosis under Better Start Initiative.
referral from paediatrician.
4 assessment sessions and 20 therapy sessions per child per lifetime.
rebate of $74.80.

Department of Veterans Affairs
There is no cost to the patient for Gold card holders seen in the clinic or in their home.

There is no cost to the patient for approved Workcover claims.

Betterstart/Helping Children With Autism Packages
For children with an eligible diagnosis under 7 years of age.
Referal from pediatrician or Autism Advisor required.
$12000 of funding (maximum $6000 per year).

Self managed and plan managed participants.