Alissa Gargano

New South Wales – RDI® Program Consultant

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

I am a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (Advanced Practitioner in Autism Intervention) with a special interest in supporting communication of children of all ages and abilities.

Since graduating from the University of Sydney, I have worked in private clinical practice, both in Sydney and Singapore. I have really enjoyed working with clients from many different cultural backgrounds, and have come to value the relationship and collaboration I form with my clients and their families. My clinical work has led me to believe that therapy should aim to unlock a child’s potential, and include the family in all steps of the process. It is this collaboration with families that drew me to the RDI approach, and I really enjoy seeing the difference I can make with this inclusive approach.

Services offered include:

  • Language therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Individual and small group Social Thinking programs
  • PEERS Programs for Young Adults and Adolescents
  • In-service and consultation services for teachers across grade levels
  • Professional mentoring services

I am committed to ongoing training in innovative and dynamic therapy techniques. Apart from being an RDI Consultant, I also have training and experience in the following programs:

  • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
  • Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Seeing Stars (literacy program by Linda Mood Bell)
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing (language program by Linda Mood Bell)
  • Pretend play assessment and intervention
  • It Takes Two To Talk (parent training program to facilitate early language development)
  • Safe and Sound Protocol listening program

Qualifications and Memberships

  • RDI® Program Consultant
  • Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Member of Autism Connections

Contact Details

Service Area:

  • Sydney City and surrounds
  • Distance Service throughout Australia via Telehealth

Provider for rebates from

  • NDIS – Self Managed
  • NDIS – Plan Managed
  • Medicare rebate plans
  • Most Private Health Funds