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About RTC Speech Pathology

RTC is a paediatric practice that values family empowerment, caregiver training & education to support the communication development of their child. RTC supports a team approach to enable the child to progress on all aspects of their development.

RTC is 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 0-10 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
• AAC (Alternative/Augmentative Communication
• Behaviour Difficulties
• Social Skills Difficulties

Leana Matodes is an accredited DIR Model Floortime Provider and has received extensive training through ICDL (USA). Leana is trained in the PROMPT Approach, variety of Feeding Approaches (e.g. Food Chaining), trained in Therapeutic Listening Therapy and Theraplay Informed Practice and has received her NDT training and Advanced NDT Training. This enables RTC to provide a unique and holistic approach to all communication difficulties/disorders.

Sessions with Leana aim to be fun, stimulating and encouraging with a strong emphasis on play based therapy. We hope that your child will enjoy every therapy session and parents will 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 be able to offer a ‘unique and wholistic approach’ to all communication difficulties/disorders.

Leana is the mother of two fun-loving boys who have experienced difficulties that has provided Leana with understanding the professional side, but also the practical side of implementing a variety of strategies on a daily basis.

Leana is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with a passion and interest working with children aged up to 10 years to help them fulfill 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: