"What happened was; Jenna met Melissa and Melissa met Jenna and the Autism Spectrum Disorder community was never quite the same again". We talk about how we are quite opposite to each other; Jenna is so creative, passionate and thinks outside of the box and Melissa is structured, the analyzer and is super organised. We are the perfect balance for each other and so have always made a very special team. Not only did we quickly become work colleges who respected and learnt from each other, but we are also best friends.
"Through our blogs, videos, products and services, you will be able to learn more about development and more about your specific story, the behaviours you see as well as receiving practical wisdom from us and professionals that we have the pleasure of working with."
Hi all, I am Jenna, one of the minds that became one to create continuum network. I am the Speech Pathologist of the team. About me? Well to tell you about me I would have to start with who I am. I am (in no particular order) a Mum, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a colleague and a Speech Pathologist. Many people within the world’s population could use this same list with a variation or two. So what should you know about me that makes me who I am? I am sensitive; as in tuned into others, tapped on to what is going on in my and other’s environments as well as within my wider community, kind of sensitive. I have always been this way. Because of my sensitivities I am a devoted and besotted Mum and wife, and I am a Speech Pathologist who advocates for and guides my little people fiercely. Yes it does also mean I have cried each and every time I have watched love actually (more than I care to share) and every Friday when I watch a Grey's Anatomy episode, so my heart is perpetually on my sleeve.
Hi! I am one half of Continuum (the Psychologist!) with my partner in crime, Jenna.
I am originally from a small rural town (the beautiful and very sunny Mildura, Victoria) where I grew up with my wonderful Italian family. I enjoyed school and studied hard because I knew I wanted to go to University. My family called me the book worm. Straight after Year 12, I moved out of home to the big smoke of Adelaide to complete by psychology degree. I was the first person in my family to go to University and it was a big adjustment for us all! My meals changed from amazing plates of pasta, cotoletta (schnitzel) and homemade pizzas to very boring Uni student meals. I was immediately drawn to the areas of abnormal psychology and child development. In my third year I completed a placement which introduced me to young children with autism and how to teach them new skills and behaviours (known as applied behavioural analysis therapy). It was like my fate was sealed from that day and ever since different work opportunities related to ASD have literally fallen into my lap allowing me to further my knowledge, understanding and love of working with children, adolescents, adults and families on the autism spectrum. I knew pretty quickly this was the area of psychology that I wanted to make a difference in.