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.
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
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
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
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
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