About Tuned Into Speech Therapy

Hello from Sharon

Hi!  My name is Sharon.  I've been a speech pathologist for around 20 years, working in a variety of roles, mostly in the area of disability.  I am passionate about supporting babies, toddlers and young children to strengthen their connections with others through mutual understanding and effective communication strategies.  I have a special interest in working with families of children who are non-speaking or emergent language users.

Image of Sharon Ryder, Speech Pathologist.  She is smiling and has blonde shoulder length hair and is wearing a teal coloured jumper.
Image of two adults in a park holding a child's hands between them and swinging the child in the air.

When I'm not working I love spending time with my partner and son, camping (when we can find the time), bush walking and travelling.  I also enjoy ice skating, movies, reading and knitting.

Credentials, Memberships and Training

◊  Master of Science (Speech Pathology)

◊  Speech Pathology Australia Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP)

◊  DIRFloortime® Practitioner

◊  Hanen® Professional Member - It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words

◊  Hand in Hand Parenting Certified Instructor

◊  AEIOU Paediatric Feeding Training

◊  Collaborative Proactive Solutions (Dr Ross Greene) Introduction

◊  Basic and Intermediate Key Word Sign

◊  Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Training

◊  PODD Communication Books Introductory Workshop

Image of Tuned Into Speech Therapy logo.  Stylised drawing of an adult and child holding hands.


Every child's unique communication styles and needs are understood so that they enjoy meaningful relationships based on mutual understanding and a sense of belonging.


To provide authentic speech therapy services focusing on the importance of relationships for connection and learning.