CATHERINE OWENS

Why did you become a speech pathologist?

I always enjoyed working with people and all the different ways we communicate. I love helping people to develop their individual style of communication. 

What are your particular areas of interest?

I have always worked with people who use alternative methods of communication (AAC) and find this area particularly interesting. People have such diverse ways of expressing themselves and for all different reasons. I enjoy helping people who may have difficulty getting their message across using methods other than speech. 

Why Bloom?

Bloom supports such a wide range of individuals and their families and carers. I love working with therapists from all different backgrounds to get the best outcomes for children and adults. 

How do you spend your free time? Any hobbies?

With two little ones at home, life is busy! I enjoy spending time with our large extended family, cooking (and eating!) delicious food and getting together with friends. 

These are a few of my favourite things…

A few of my favourite things include nice coffee, holidays at the beach and swimming. 

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