Experienced early childhood intervention specialists supporting you to trust your child and yourself
Blossom is an expression of Jo’s passion in working with children and families and gardening. It takes dedication, patience, time and trust to wait for your plant and children to BLOSSOM. We all know young plants do not fruit for years. For young children experiencing delays and challenges in their development, parents dedicate every single minute to nurture them. Sometimes you water them with tears and regularly you fertiliser them with therapy support, attending childcare, kinder and playgroups. You trust that when the time is right, your child will bloom. Jo has been very privileged to support many families over the last 12 years through this journey and share lots of very first moments – first words, first waving bye-bye, first pointing, first time building with blocks, first steps, first time using the toilet, first day at kinder/childcare/school, first time eating new food and the list goes on!
Why private practice? Passion
Blossom is established to address the gaps in services and support for children and families. After years of working closely with young children and families as a speech pathologist and support coordinator for non-profit agencies, Jo has deep empathy of families with young children with developmental delays or disabilities. She hears their scream for accessible and responsive services and support they need to get on with their everyday life.
In 2015, in collaboration with Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre, Jo founded and facilitated the SPARKLE Playgroup to provide free consultations and low level therapy support in a supportive and safe environment.
In BLOSSOM, Jo provides therapy services that focus on the development of functional skills to achieve your goals that your child attends kindergarten, childcare, school happily and develops social relationship with their peers. She has established network of services and support in the community. Jo ensures families are supported to access the services that are available and help them to coordinate these services at no extra cost. She is constantly looking for opportunities to support young children and families. She will be happy to hear from like minded community members.
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What people say?
Jo is like one of the family. We started seeing Jo when my son was two. He is now five. We have form a special bond with her. Jo is the best and first person to guide and direct us to identify and manage my son’s needs and help to coordinate support. Jo is very experienced. P. Kaur, mum
When I rang around to find a Speech Pathologist, Jo was the first to return my call and was available to see my twin boys right away. I love the convenience of texting or calling Jo directly and she is always quick in responding. Jo showed me simple and fun ways for me to get my twin boys talking so I don’t need to see her a lot. Since then their behaviour also improved that I can go out with them. I am very happy to keep seeing Jo. Now my twin boys are in Prep learning to read and sound words out! I’m very proud of them! J. Kaur Mother of twin boys
We met with Jo to discuss transition to school for our daughter and found it very helpful. Jo’s advice was very practical with some great ideas on preparing our daughter mentally for starting school. I also love her idea of using pictures to help my daughter to understand the new routine at school. Amanda T, mother of a 4 year old