About

Victoria Pantazis has been working in private practice for almost 20 years, having started as a speech therapy assistant in 2003 while studying until obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology with Honours from Flinders University in 2010. Her thesis focused on reading predictions and inference generation in teenagers with language disorders.  She has worked with infants, children and adults providing client-centred, holistic and dynamic therapy.

She is passionate about working with school aged children and teenagers with Autism, dyslexia, speech,  language, and executive functioning difficulties to help them reach their potential. 

Victoria also has a special interest in orofacial myology and working with children and adults with speech disorders and difficulties.  She works with clients with tongue tie and/or lip ties, feeding difficulties, as well as tongue thrust swallow. She works closely with dentists and orthodontists, working with clients to ensure long term success with correct tongue positioning at rest, and for speech and swallowing, to prevent orthodontic relapse. 

She also works with toddlers with speech/language delays for early intervention and sees many adults with stuttering, and neurologically based communication difficulties. 

Victoria is currently completing a year-long training course in Multisensory Structured Language (MSL). MSL is a scientific based approach that uses explicit, multisensory teaching of common spelling rules and patterns. Based on the Orton Gillingham approach, MSL assists all children to read and spell, including those who are finding it challenging and it is considered the golden standard for dyslexia management.

Victoria is an accredited diagnostician with Autism SA and is trained to provide the Sounds Write literacy program. She is also able to provide therapy in Greek. Victoria frequently attends training days and professional development courses and is dedicated to providing the latest evidence based treatment.

Memberships

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

The Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip Ties (ASTLiT) 

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)

Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA)

Recent Professional Development Courses and Training

2022:

Multisensory Structured Language [MSL] Associate Course – Institute for Multisensory Structured Language Education (Australia)

Developmental Language Disorder in adolescence

Developing Sentence Complexity in Written Expression: Strategies for Students from 8 to 18

​Supporting older children and adolescent clients with reading comprehension and written expression difficulties –  Julia Starling PHD

2021:

Learning Difficulties Australia National Conference  

Word Cracking Morphology Training – Andrew and Hansburry

The Heggerty Approach to Phonemic Awareness Instruction 

Dr Anna Miles: The latest research in Dysphagia Management

First Aid 

Speech-Language Pathology and the Science of Reading – Prof. Pamela Snow

Speech Pathology in Schools – Speech Pathology Australia

Sounds Write Symposium

Grammar for Life – Lyn Stone

2020:

Improving speech skills using curriculum content – Melanie Schuele 

The how and why of Executive Functioning: Impacts on Language and Learning – Lisa Archibald

Working with selective Mutism: The SLP’s role – Klein & Ruiz 

Successful Classroom Engagement for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – Steinbrenner

Paediatric feeding assessments and interventions – Pamela Dodrill

Language Impairment in Adolescents: Impact, Assessment, and Intervention Vicki A. Reed,

Oral Hygiene in Older Adults: Assessment, Care, and Complications John R. Ashford

Early Indicators of Risk for Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties Suzanne M. Adlof, PhD

Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie) Consensus statement Discussion – Australian Dental Association

Oral Health Update for non-dental Health Professionals – ADOHTA 

Exploring Positive Social Outcomes by Addressing Executive Functioning:

Helping Students With Autism Transition to the Workforce Kim Murza,

Strategies for Meeting the Demands of the Secondary Curriculum M. Faggella-Luby

Guest Speaker & Presentations include:

Victoria has regularly presented at seminars and lectures, including:

Airway Health Seminar: The paediatric airway and sleep health and the impact on speech, language and feeding development

SA and NT Oral and Dental Hygienists World Health Day Presentation: Oral motor development and disorders 

ADOHTA (SA and NT Oral and Dental Hygienists) Oral motor, speech and swallowing development and disorders