Meet our Speech Pathology Team
Laura has been working as a Speech Pathologist since 2000 and has been lucky enough to work across Regional Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Victoria and the United Kingdom. She is passionate about providing family-centred services across regional areas and working closely with all members of the community to ensure communication goals are incorporated into everyday activities. On moving back to her home state of WA, Laura founded Out Loud in 2013 with the aim of establishing a local service that meets individual family needs. Laura has two little girls and an amazing stay-at-home husband, and outside of work enjoys running, camping and spending time with her husband and two girls.
Bree graduated with first class honours in 2014 and started as a Speech Pathologist with Out Loud soon after. She is passionate about making a difference to children's ability to communicate, in particular, those with complex needs. She also enjoys working with children with speech sound difficulties and language delays. At home she enjoys taking her dog Snickers to the beach, spending time with her family and trying new places to eat with her partner Scott.
Emily is a Speech Pathologist at Out Loud. She loves working with children and their families to support their speech and language goals to ensure that children can communicate and participate in any activity they choose. Emily enjoys camping, keeping fit and listening to live music.
Hannah is a Speech Pathologist at Out Loud. She graduated from Curtin University in 2018 and worked with adults with neurological disorders before moving to paediatrics. She has a special interest in motor speech, literacy and hearing. In her spare time Hannah enjoys hiking the Cape to Cape, netball, crochet and spending time with her family.
Kelly graduated as a Speech Pathologist in 2005 from Curtin University. Before working for Out Loud, she spent many years working for WA Country Health Service with a passion for early intervention. As well as her clinical experience, she has enjoyed projects focusing on health promotion and clinical systems. When not at work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and as much time as she can in her craft room playing with paper & ink.
Melissa De Marte
Mel is a Speech Pathologist at Out Loud. She graduated from Curtin University in 2012 and worked in Perth for 6 years with hearing impaired children before moving to the South West for love. Mel is passionate about making a difference to children with complex speech needs and working with school-aged clients. Outside of work, Mel loves to cook, and get creative with her sewing machine.
Nicki is a Speech Pathologist at Out Loud who graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology. She loves that she has the opportunity to support children in rural WA to develop their communication skills. She has a special interest in AAC and teen language development. In her spare time, Nicki enjoys helping on the family farm, going to the beach, travelling the world and walking with her dogs and pet calf 'Derick'.
Telisse is a Speech Pathologist at Out Loud. She graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology. Telisse has a passion for all people having access to communication. She loves working with children and families on goals that are functional and meaningful to them. In her spare time Telisse likes spending time with family and cooking.