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Meet the team at OneOnOne Children’s Therapy

Our Team

OneOnOne Children’s Therapy offers Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). We are an early intervention clinic in Bondi Junction, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. OneOnOne Children’s Therapy has been offering private intervention services for over 33 years (previously known as Time To Talk). We work with young children who have autism and developmental delay. We also work with school aged students who are having difficulty with literacy, spelling and writing. We recognise that each is unique and has his or her own needs, wants and challenges. By offering an interdisciplinary approach, our highly skilled therapists work with you and your child in a holistic way to deliver evidence based intervention.

OneOnOne Children’s Therapy offers the following interventions in our Bondi Junction clinic:

  • Speech Pathology 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
  • Sounds Write
  • Feeding Clinic
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)

OneOnOne Children’s Therapy is committed to quality, extensive staff training evidence based interventions. Our staff are highly skilled in their areas of intervention. We are able to do this through frequent in-house training, having experts in the field come into the clinic regularly to maintain staff fidelity in intervention approaches, and external attendance at professional development events. Our aim is to provide therapy that will enable the children to achieve their full potential in every aspect of their lives.


Susan Marden

Susan is a paediatric Speech Pathologist and Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Work history: Sue started working in the public health system. She worked at War Memorial Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Prince Henry Hospital. She been running her own practice for the past 27 years. She is the Clinical Director.

Interests outside of work: Reading, cooking, swimming and spending time with my children and extended family.

The best thing about growing up: Climbing the tree in our backyard with my three sisters and brother.

Claudia Lai

Claudia is a paediatric Speech Pathologist and Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Master of Speech Language Pathology

Work history: Claudia started working for OneOnOne Children’s Therapy five years ago. She is a Senior Speech Pathologist.

Interests outside of work: Trying new restaurants, going to the beach, hiking, Thai boxing and going to the movies.

The best thing about growing up: Taking my teddy on family trips, playing with Polly pockets and reading The Berenstain Bear books

Daniella Sheldon

Daniella is a paediatric Occupational Therapist and Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours

Work history: Dani has worked in a number of private practices around Sydney after graduating 7 years ago. She has worked in many schools. Dani is trained in the Parent-ESDM. She is a Senior Occupational Therapist.

Interests outside of work: Everything to do with the outdoors – kayaking, hiking, and snorkelling. I also train guide dogs.

The best thing about growing up: I loved being involved in team sports.

Danielle Goodman

Danielle is a paediatric Speech Pathologist and Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Work history: Dani has worked in a number of private Speech Pathology clinics around Sydney. She has been working at OneOnOne Children’s Therapy for the past three years.

Interests outside of work: Gym, running, watching TV with my husband, playing with my dog.

The best thing about growing up: Having picnics and lunches with my large, extended family.

Di Lam

Di is a paediatric Speech Pathologist and Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Master of Speech Pathology

Work history: Di has worked with adults in the Wollongong area, the KU Marcia Burgess preschool, and has been at OneOnOne Children’s Therapy for the past three years.

Interests outside of work: Buying and growing plants, playing soccer, going for hikes, snorkelling and going to the beach.

The best thing about growing up: Playing tip with my brother and friends, roller balding around the streets, and watching the Disney Channel.

Christopher Sufani

Chris is a Certified ESDM therapist.

Qualifications: Bachelor of  Science (Psychology). Currently completing a Ph.D in autism at Sydney University.

Work history: Chris worked as an ABA Therapist before completing certification in the Early Start Denver Model. He works part time at KU Marcia Burgess, and part time at OneOnOne Children’s Therapy.

Interests outside of work: Cooking, spending time with my partner, and travelling.

The best thing about growing up: Playing with my sister and enjoying home cooked food.

Andrea Shih

Andrea is a paediatric Speech Pathologist. She is completing the requirements to become a Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Master of Speech Pathology

Work history: Andrea joined the OneOnOne Children’s Therapy team last year. She is am working towards certification in the ESDM.

Interests outside of work: Music, catching up with friends and eating.

The best thing about growing up: Spending time with my family.

Dale Scheftz

Dale is a paediatric Occupational Therapist. She is completing the requirements to become a Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Master of Occupational Therapy

Work history: Dale has been working in different private practices since she graduated. She has spent a lot of time delivering Occupational therapy services in the school setting. Dale joined the OneOnOne Children’s Therapy team last year. I am working towards certification in the ESDM.

Interests outside of work: Outdoors, music and being creative.

The best thing about growing up: Long days spent at the beach with family and friends.

Natalie Macedo

Natalie is a paediatric Speech Pathologist. She is completing the requirements to become a Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Work history: Natalie have worked in many organisations in the public sector during her 15 years as a Speech Pathologist. She currently works part time for the Benevolent Society, and part time at OneOnOne Children’s Therapy.

Interests outside of work: Spending time with my husband and children, going on holidays and catching up with family.

The best thing about growing up: Playing dress ups with my cousins!

Annette Barone

Annette is a paediatric Psychologist and a Certified ESDM Therapist.

Qualifications: Annette is a registered psychologist with a teaching background and has a Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Health

Work history: Annette has worked in many places over the twenty years. She has worked on research projects at UNSW, in schools, and in private practice. She works part time for the Catholic Education Office, and part time for OneOnOne Children’s Therapy. She is part of our autism assessment team.

Interests outside of work: Spending time with my partner and children, going on long walks and watching movies.

The best thing about growing up: Learning to cook.

Alexander Marden

Alex is part of our administrative team.

Julie Da Silva

Julie is part of our administrative team.


Who will my child see?

When you ring to discuss an assessment, we will discuss your concerns on the phone and then book an appointment with one of our therapists.  Who your child sees will depend on:

  • Best therapist to see your child.  
    While our therapists cover all areas of communication, motor development and learning, some of us are specialised in certain areas. We will recommend that therapist for your child.
  • Appointment times that are available to suit your timetable
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