New South Wales – RDI® Program Certified Consultantconsultant-jo

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

I am a senior Certified Practising Speech Pathologist who works in my own practice in Lane Cove, Sydney where I specialise in the treatment of Autism in children and adults.

In 2005, I travelled to the U.S. and undertook training in Relationship Development Intervention. Prior to that I had worked as a Speech Pathologist at the Lizard Centre but made the decision to study RDI because it empowered parents to foster their child’s development and to use their parenting as a means of breaking through to the child, helping the child to travel on a path towards normal development. I work in a family oriented developmental way, believing that the behaviourist approach does little to help the child live successfully in a world which is ever changing.

The families I work with mainly come from the Northern and Inner Western suburbs of Sydney. However I am happy to travel to support distance clients whom I usually see via Skype. At present I have clients in far western NSW, S.A. and W.A. and still support clients who have had to move overseas. This distance RDI is very successful.

In the past I have been a lecturer and even acting Director of the NSW School of Speech Pathology. Later I worked with clients with disabilities within the NSW Public Service, becoming the team leader of an Area Disabilities Team. I have worked in private practice for over 30 years and have gradually become deeply involved with Autism.

I delight in the progress my clients have made and take pride in those who now are able to function successfully in this world, enjoying life, just like their peers.

I welcome enquiries and am happy to see any family for a free consultation to discuss my services.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • RDI® Program Certified Consultant
  • Licentiate of the Australian College of Speech Therapy
  • Member of Autism Connections
  • Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Member of Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Group, Speech Pathology Australia

Contact Details:

  • Address: 148 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove NSW 2166
  • Mobile: 0419 775 558
  • Email: jofokkes@email.com

Service Area:

  • Lower North Shore, Northern Suburbs & Inner West of Sydney
  • Greater Sydney area by arrangement
  • Distance services to NSW, Australia & overseas

 Provider for rebates from:

  • NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • FaHCSIA AEI Helping Children with Autism
  • Medicare HCWA funding package
  • Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan
  • Most Private Health Funds