Ainsley Poulos, the principal of Eastside Speech Solutions has more than 27 years experience as a Speech Pathologist. She has worked in a broad range of settings with both adults and children.
Having children of her own who have experienced significant speech and language problems, Ainsley understands the anxiety experienced by parents of children with communication difficulties. She also speaks at many forums and appreciates the importance of effective communicating and maintaining a good voice!
She has a particular interest in treating children with developmental and acquired communication disabilities including:
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Klinefelter Syndrome variants
- Preschool speech and language delay
- Intellectual disability
- Head injury (acquired brain injury)
Ainsley has many years experience working in adult rehabilitation including brain injury and stroke, as well as voice injury and accent modification.
She sees many pre-school, school-aged, and adult stutterers each week who progress on to be stutter-free for the rest of their lives. She has many years of experience in using the Lidcombe and Camperdown programs. She has experience with the syllable-timed speech/Oakville program used to treat school-aged stuttering.
Ainsley is the only PROMPT(c) Instructor in Sydney, training speech pathologists in PROMPT(c) technique.
She also has experience in using the ReST (Rapid Syllable Transition Training) program.