Laura (Lola) Johnstone

Meet Laura

Accredited Practising Speech Pathologist

Auslan-versed, Deaf-aware & Neuro-affirming.

To be transparent, Nourished wasn’t looking for a Speech pathologist, when we decided to bring on Ms Lola. Lola came to Nourished during mid 2023 and pitched to our Director Bronte, making it quite apparent that she was the missing puzzle piece from our current allied healthcare services.

Her authentic pitch paid off well with attaining the first hire in this domain of the company!

Lola isn’t just any regular speechy, she has a particular keen interest in feeding therapy. This means all things food therapy is right up her alley. Lola was evidently our missing piece of care for many of our patients, specifically for our little ones’ eating behaviours, which we and many of our referrers have been unable to source appointment spots for in the past.

Lola has over 14 years’ experience working with infants and children in private homes, childcare centres, preschools, primary schools and high schools in a range of roles such as Early Childhood Teacher, Sign Language Teacher and Learning Support Officer for children with additional learning needs or disabilities.

She also had the privilege of working at an accent modification clinic where she worked with adults from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, assisting them with their goals to be understood and more confident speaking in different contexts.

When you think of a typical ‘fussy eater’ presentation, Lola is the therapist that should come to mind to help.

Lolas’ final selling point to Nourished that brought her even further over the line was her noted party trick! She is Auslan-versed, growing up with two hard-of-hearing grandparents Lola has a keen passion in the area of Deaf Awareness and assistance in therapy provision.

Essentially, Lola is fantastic, and we are very happy that she worked up the courage to pitch her worth!

Laura’S AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

Neurological Conditions
Stroke
Traumatic Brain Injury
Alzheimer's Disease
Orthopedic Conditions
Developmental Conditions
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder
Mental Health Conditions
Anxiety Disorders
Complex trauma
PTSD
Personality Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Speech and Communication Conditions
Speech Disorders: Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Apraxia of Speech
Fluency Disorders: Stuttering, Cluttering
Voice Disorders: Vocal cord nodules, Vocal cord paralysis
Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Avoidant/Restrictive
Orthorexia Nervosa
Pica
NDIS Reports & Assessments
Paediatric Conditions
Family led therapy
Speech Therapist
Neurodiversity

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