Our Squad


Ishwari Samarakoon

Proprietor / Speech Pathologist

Ishwari is the proud owner and Principal Speech Pathologist at Speech Therapy Services.

After graduating from Curtin University in 2000 she worked in a number of settings in both the public health and education sectors. As the founding Speech Pathologist at the Peel Language Development Centre, she was instrumental in setting up their school based programs. Her dedication and expertise in communication therapies has helped many children lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Her areas of special interest are literacy, behaviour and autism. If all that isn’t enough, she also finds the time to do arty things like photography, going to the theatre and watching foreign films.


Jessica Evans

Speech Pathologist

Jessica Evans is wholly committed to helping children reach their full potential. She holds a degree in Speech Pathology from Curtin University and a diploma in Counselling. As a Speech Pathologist, her areas of special interest include literacy and articulation. She is PROMPT trained.

Jessica’s journey into healthcare began as part of international children’s charity Radio Lollipop, providing comfort, fun and entertainment to sick children in hospital.

On the weekends, Jessica’s strengths shine in upcycling tired furniture into modern, artsy creations and the friendly competition of games night with friends and family.


Courtney Hill

Speech Pathologist

Courtney is a fun and dedicated clinician who loves working with families to achieve their goals. As a fierce-animal lover/craft enthusiast, she finds her zen by practising yoga, doing cross-stitch, and spending time with her dog and three cats.

Courtney is committed to helping school-age children with articulation difficulties, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her clinic room is a safe space where children’s speech and language skills are developed.

Leah Speech Pathologist

Hannah Nizich

Speech Pathologist

Hannah is a friendly, warm and dedicated Speech Pathologist who graduated from Curtin University with First Class Honours.

Her research into parent-training programmes has ignited a passion for empowering families and working with others to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.

Before working as a Speech Pathologist, Hannah taught children’s public speaking and performance classes. Consequently, she strives to incorporate creativity and fun into every therapy session.

Hannah is Sounds~Write trained and has special interests in the areas of literacy, language and fluency.

Apart from her work, Hannah enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and exploring unique parts of the world.

Leah Speech Pathologist

Samantha Cole

Administration Support

Sam is one of the newest members of our team, working as our receptionist and administration support. She is currently studying Health Sciences at Curtin University moving into the Speech Pathology course in 2022. As well as her work with us, Sam also runs a kids fitness program as she is passionate about helping children learn, achieve and have fun.

In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her friends, drawing and painting and well as supporting local Indie bands