Our Speech Pathologists


Trish Ochsenham

Trish is the founder and Director of Burnside Speech Pathology.   She qualified as a Speech Therapist and teacher, in New Zealand.   After moving to Adelaide with her family in 1980, she completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) in 1989 at Flinders University after raising 3 children.   She has worked in educational settings, behavioural support programs and a hospital environment over the 30+ years of her career.   She has extensive experience working with children with speech and language difficulties and with children with autism and global developmental delay.    Trish has continued to further her knowledge through training in the Hanen Parent Education Programs “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words” and becoming an Autism Diagnositician in 2007. Her passion is making a difference to parents and families of children with complex speech and language delays and with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is a current certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.   She has two beautiful granddaughters who insist that she keeps up to date with the latest technology and the interests of today’s children.   She has a keen interest in mentoring Speech Pathology students and newly graduated Speech Pathologists.

Rebecca Schulz

We were very happy to welcome Bec to Burnside Speech Pathology in February 2019.   She graduated from Flinders University in 2018, after an extensive range of experience in schools as a speech pathology assistant.   She comes with a keen desire to work with children with literacy and phonological challenges, and speech difficulties.   Bec works closely with children and teachers both in the classroom and in a withdrawal setting, and she makes therapy fun.

Chelsea Hayes

Chelsea Hayes joined the practice in October 2019, after completing a 6 month contract in the country.  She graduated from Flinders University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, and has a very strong interest in working with young children with speech and language difficulties, autism and learning difficulties.    She works closely with Trish Ochsenham to further her knowledge of speech pathology, and engages regularly in Professional Development programs to ensure her knowledge of speech and language, autism and literacy and phonological development continue to grow.  She is very creative and fun loving an she brings these attributes to her therapy for children.

Range of Services:

  • Autism Diagnositc Assessment
  • Autism Therapy Intervention
  • Speech and Language Diagnostic Assessment
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Home, pre-school, school and Child Care Visits
  • Parent Information and advise
  • Hanen Approach to Communication