Kristl is the director and principal speech pathologist at South Metro Speech Pathology. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Human Communication Science) from Curtin University of Technology in 2004 and obtained her Masters in Communication Disorders from Macquarie University in 2012. After working overseas for the last 10 years, she’s recently returned to Perth and taken up the role of managing South Metro Speech Pathology, leading the recent developments of the clinic.
As the principal adult and paediatric speech pathologist, Kristl brings to the clinic 11 years of experience in the areas of paediatric language, paediatric and adult stuttering and adult swallowing disorders, including videofluoroscopy (VFSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Amongst her skills, Kristl has a keen interest in swallow rehabilitation, specific language impairment in school-aged children and stuttering in adults and children. She also oversaw the set up of the first telehealth service for delivering stuttering treatment in the Singapore public health system. Having worked extensively in multicultural and multilingual settings, Kristl has a keen interest in the area of bilingualism. She has conducted research examining narratives in bilingual children and has been involved in looking at the outcome of stuttering treatment and the manifestation of anxiety across languages in bilingual speakers who stutter.
In her years of clinical practice, Kristl has given multiple forums and presentations to the public and healthcare professions as part of raising awareness in speech pathology needs across paediatric and adult populations. Kristl has also spent the last 10 years mentoring and supervising both adult and paediatric speech pathologists and continues to give back to the profession in this way today.
Kristl is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.
Practice Manager, Adult & Paediatric Speech Pathologist