Joanna Ettridge (nee McDougall) is another valued Speech Pathologist at Stepping Stones Therapy Services, who wears many hats whilst working here! Jo divides her time across our Bunbury, Collie and Busselton practices, whilst also providing support at homes and schools in locations in between. Jo is also a part of our multi-disciplinary team completing Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessments. Jo has completed training in the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Hanen 'More than Words' program, PROMPT and PODD AAC training. Since starting at Stepping Stones Therapy Services, Jo has developed an interest in literacy, and has completed Sounds Write training. Sounds Write is a phonic program, endorsed by Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation, which is suitable for all ages. Jo has also completed training in working through Family Centred Practice, the Key Worker Model, Routines Based Assessment and Intervention and the Positive Behaviour Support model. Jo can provide therapy in the areas of articulation, expressive language, comprehension, literacy, stuttering and social skills; with both ‘neurotypical’ and disability populations. She grew up in the Great Southern region of WA, and is passionate about continuing to provide services in regional areas.