Keely Honner Speech Pathologist

Keely Honner

Speech Pathologist

Keely is a graduate of Western Sydney University where she completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and a Minor in Linguistics.

Throughout her studies Keely has worked extensively in the disability sector through a variety of settings and ages, including paediatric private practice, aged care and community health. Here Keely worked primarily as a allied health assistant where she implemented high and low tech Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC), implemented intensive interaction principles, utilised both speech and language therapy, as well as administered a range of assessments including swallowing and mealtimes for dysphasia concerns. She has also worked closely with a range of diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Parkinson’s, Kuff’s disease, Intellectual disability, Developmental Language Delay and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Keely thoroughly enjoys supporting those who live with a disability to maximise their communication and promote positive and safe mealtimes.

Keely also has a keen interest in academia and research. In 2022-2023, Keely was the lead research assistant on two pivotal projects at the MARCs Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development in Westmead. In this role she worked on the development and pilot of an interactive app to support meaningful communication for those living with dementia and/or bilingual backgrounds in the aged care sector.

Keely is committed to incorporating up to date research into her practice to ensure she is able to best support people with a disability to promote intentional and meaningful communication, as well as safe and enjoyable mealtimes.

• Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
• Member of Speech Pathology Australia
• Member of The Australian Group Supporting Communication Inclusion (AGOSCI)

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