Jacinta Heskett Speech Pathology

Jacinta is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Jacinta completed the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Degree at La Trobe University in 2002. Jacinta has extensive experience in the provision of assessments and intervention for clients 0-18 years of age with communication difficulties, and children with developmental disorders.

A mother of two children, now in primary school, Jacinta understands the trust parents place in her to improve their child’s communication development. Therapy outcomes and feedback from families indicate Jacinta continues to achieve her objective to provide a consistently high quality Speech Pathology service, just as she would wish for her own children.


  • Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Early Intervention Service Provider
  • Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) Early Intervention Service Provider
  • Chronic Disease Management (formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care) Health Professional 

Qualifications and experience:

  • Clinical Educator for Speech Pathology university students at La Trobe University, Bundoora (Vic), at La Trobe Communication Clinic, Health Sciences Building 1, Plenty Road, Bundoora. 
  • The Monash University Autism Consultation and Training (ACT-NOW) evidence-based Parent Education and Training Program -“Preschoolers with Autism”.
  • The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Assessment Tool. 
For parents
Jacinta provides a comprehensive assessment of your child’s communication skills, and has extensive experience assessing and treating children with a broad range of communication delays and disorders.
For professionals
Jacinta has performed numerous presentations to organisations working with children and families. From childcare centres, to mother's groups, schools, universities and more.
My goal is to not only improve a child’s communication skills, but to equip them with life-long learning strategies.
Jacinta Heskett
Speech Pathologist
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