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About RTC Speech Pathology

RTC Speech Pathology supports a team approach. We value family empowerment and caregiver training/education to support the growth of your child’s communication, enabling them to progress in all aspects of their development.

We are dedicated to empowering all caregivers working with the child with the necessary strategies, reading material, coaching and observations that will support progress with this integrated and “bottom-up” approach.

The programs usually include all areas where support is required (eg. oral motor development, sensory, successful two-way communication, social skills, friendship sessions, speech sound production, language development, reasoning and thinking skills).

Our training and extensive experience equips us to:

Meet Leana

Leana has experience working with children that require a wide range of services including:

• Ages 0-5 Years
• Early Intervention (1 to 3 years)
• Autism
• Global Developmental Delays
• Verbal Dyspraxia/Childhood Apraxia of Speech
• Speech/Language Delays & Disorders
• Parent Training
• Feeding Difficulties/”Fussy” Eaters
• Down Syndrome
• Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (3 to 12 years)
• Behaviour Difficulties
• Social Skills Difficulties

Leana Matodes is an accredited DIR Model Floortime Provider with extensive training through ICDL (USA) and an OroFacial Myofunctional Therapist with extensive training through the Breath Institute MyoMentor Program.
She is trained in the PROMPT Approach; a variety of Feeding Approaches (e.g. Food Chaining); Therapeutic Listening Therapy; Theraplay Informed Practice; Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and has received her NDT and Advanced NDT Training.
This enables her to provide a unique and holistic approach to all communication difficulties or disorders.

Sessions with Leana aim to be fun, stimulating and encouraging with a strong emphasis on play-based therapy. The aim is for your child to enjoy every therapy session and for parents to leave feeling empowered and confident with strategies guided by Leana to help their child in their day-to-day life.

Leana enjoys attending many post-grad conferences, training and completing online studies to offer a ‘unique and holistic approach’ to all communication difficulties or disorders.

She is also the mother of two fun-loving boys who has experienced difficulties that have provided Leana with an understanding of not only the professional side but also the practical side of implementing various strategies on a daily basis.

Leana is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with a passion and interest in working with children aged up to 5 years (and OMT for 3-12 years) to help them fulfil their potential to communicate.

Leana enjoys presenting workshops and training courses to educational staff and parents.


RTC Speech Pathology is here to help you achieve your goals from start to finish. If you have questions prior to working with Leana, feel free to send her a message: