My name is Emma Rocca.
I graduated from Curtin University W.A. in 1994 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology and was Awarded the Student Research Prize1994 by the Speech Pathology Australia WA Branch.
I have been a practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia for 20 years.
I am a member of the Private Speech Pathology Association WA .
Since graduating, I have worked continually as a school aged speech pathologist. I worked for many years with School Aged Therapy Services (Branch of Disability Services Commission) and then Therapy Focus at the North East Language Development Centre, and Education Support schools, centres and units across the northern metropolitan area.
In 2005, I started my own private speech pathology practice - Wanneroo Area Speech Pathology. I chose to work in private practice as working within the school-setting , I was becoming increasingly unable to work directly with children, and that is the part of being a speech pathologist that I enjoy the most. It also provides the flexibly to accommodate the needs of my own family.
My specialist interest continues to be in persistent and complex Specific Speech and Language Impairment and Written Language Impairment.
I really appreciate how all parents want to do what's best for their children but that finding the time, motivation and money to attend speech pathology and complete home practice on top of hobbies, other therapies and school homework, work and other family demands can be a real challenge. I hope that my experience and knowledge in fostering speech,language and literacy development combined with your knowledge of your child and your desire to improve his/her learning outcomes, will result in positive treatment results.