About Our Team

Experienced Dedicated Therapists...

Dr Bronwyn Sutton

Director – Speech Language Pathologist

(B.App.Sc. (Speech Path.), Grad. Dip (FET), MSpEd, PhD, MSPA)

ph: (07) 3876 9529


Dr Bronwyn Sutton is a Speech Language Pathologist and Educator with 30 years’ experience. She has expertise in working with children with autism and language impairments. Bronwyn Sutton has postgraduate qualifications in Education and has a Masters of Special Education in Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

Bronwyn has a PhD from Griffith University. Bronwyn’s research investigated the use of iPad technology to support children’s social interactions with peers. Bronwyn’s reputation as a professional is highly regarded and her expertise in autism is widely sought.

She conducts professional development courses for Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and teachers on topics such as autism, social skills and visual supports. Bronwyn understands the challenge of engaging students with diverse learning needs to access curriculum content and develop social and communication skills.

Author of The Learning App Guide

Bronwyn is the author of The Learning App Guide to Autism and Education. This was the first professional app evaluation tool in Australia. The Learning App Guide was nominated for the ASPECT National Recognition Awards for its contribution to improving the lives of children on the autism spectrum.

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Cecilia Lee

Speech Language Pathologist

(BA (Psych), GradDipPsych, MSpPath (UQ), MSPA)

ph: (07) 3876 9529


Cecilia holds dual qualifications in Speech Pathology and Psychology. She holds a Bachelor degree and Graduate Diploma in Psychology from James Cook University. She completed her Master of Speech Pathology degree at the University of Queensland. She is a dedicated and caring professional who enjoys working with young children and their families to provide personalised therapy to help children achieve their communication and social goals.

Cecilia has eight years’ experience working in the disability sector as a Special Needs therapist specialising in Behavioural Management and Social Communication, and as an Early Intervention teacher in Singapore. Throughout her experience Cecilia has developed a passion for working children with autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Global Developmental Delay. Cecilia values a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and believes that goals and strategies of therapy should always align with a family’s primary desired outcomes.

Cecelia is well trained in a variety of therapy approaches, including DIR Floortime, AAC (PECS, PODD, LAMP and Proloquo2Go), the Incredible Years® Parent Group Leader Training Programme, structured teaching and behavioural interventions. Cecilia provides training and guidance to schools, caregivers and other professionals (i.e., Early Intervention teachers, specialist
tutors, psychologists). She has also conducted parent workshops and in early intervention and autism.

Claudia McVey

Occupational Therapist

BHSc (Occupational Therapy), PGCertHSc (Mental Health and Addictions)

ph: (07) 3876 9529


Claudia completed her Occupational Therapy Degree and a post graduate qualification in mental health at the Auckland University of Technology. In New Zealand she worked with people across the lifespan and gained experience in the areas of mental health and eating disorders. Claudia is a registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Agency).

Claudia moved to Brisbane to follow her passion for working with neurodivergent children (autism and ADHD). Claudia enjoys working in a multidisciplinary model where she liaises with the child’s speech pathologists, psychologists, and educators. She has worked one-on-one with many children and their families to support them on their journey. She has also travelled to homes, schools, and early childhood centres to provide education for parents and educators.

Claudia believes in providing therapy which is tailored to individual needs of her young clients. She listens to the family’s needs and concerns and gets to know the child’s strengths and interests. She enjoys making connections with children to help promote their optimal emotional wellbeing and independence.

Claudia has extensive experience in assessment and both individual and group interventions. She is qualified to provide therapy for emotional regulation, activities of daily living (toileting, sleep, self-care), fine motor (including handwriting) and reducing children’s stress and meltdowns. Claudia is particularly interested in play-based therapy to support a child’s emotional regulation.

Stephanie Schrader

Occupational Therapist

(BOccThy, BEdServ)

ph: (07) 3876 9529


Stephanie Schrader is an experienced Occupational Therapist with expertise in working with children and their families in their home environment, clinic as well as working collaboratively with schools and other service providers. Stephanie is an enthusiastic therapist who prides herself on her ability to build strong relationships with her young clients. She understands that a child needs to feel calm and comfortable before they can learn which means she focuses on the sensory and emotional needs of the children in her care.

Stephanie is passionate about working with children with autism, intellectual, and developmental disorders and helping them to unlock their potential. She identifies the child’s underdeveloped skills, for example, managing frustration, that can cause them to feel stressed and then dysregulated. Together, Stephanie, the parents, and the child work together to develop the child’s independence and emotional wellbeing.

Stephanie also holds a degree in education giving her an understanding of the learning expectations in the classroom. Stephanie has worked with children to improve their participation in home/educational settings, handwriting, fine and gross motor skills, emotional and sensory regulation, and self-care tasks. Stephanie is trained in a range of interventions including the Alert Program, Zones of Regulation, Video Modeling, Emotional Toolbox and Exploring Feelings program (Tony Attwood), Learn to Play program (Karen Stagnitti), and many more.

Alex Maag

Speech Language Pathologist

(BSpPath Hons. (UQ), MSPA)

ph: (07) 3876 9529


Alex is an experienced Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Alex has previously worked for Autism Queensland and Brisbane Catholic Education. Alex holds an Honors Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Queensland. She has provided therapy for children, teacher training as well as leading after school and holiday club programs focusing on building communication skills and developing social connections.

Alex has Implemented individual therapy for children ages 5 to 17 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder across the domains of speech, language, social communication, literacy, and mealtime supports. In schools, Alex collaborates with teachers and the Learning Support team to identify students’ strengths and areas to support in the classroom and implement classroom adjustments to support students.

Alex believes in evidence-based, fun, and effective speech therapy. Alex’s expertise in working with non-speaking children means that she is a great asset to the B.E.ST. Autism team. She has a particular interest in helping children learn to communicate using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Alex has completed training in Positive Behaviour Support and Oral Narrative Therapy. She uses neurodiversity affirming approaches such as DIR Floortime, Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations.