Christine has been working as a speech pathologist with children with disabilities since 1991 and has a special interest in complex communication needs and assistive technology. She has worked in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Central Western NSW with children and young adults with speech, language and/or learning difficulties and with students with complex needs.
Christine was part of the team researching the use of a personalised story application to increase social interaction for students with severe expressive communication disability, a project that was joint funded by EnhanceABILITY and NSW Department of Education’s Special Schools as Centres of Expertise.
Christine is a strong believer in the right of every individual to be able to tell his or her story. Christine also prides herself on knowing more about iDevices and iTunes than her teenage children.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) and has experience working in government and non-government sectors including early intervention and special education settings, and community services in both clinical and managerial roles providing support to children and their families.