Jo Fokkes

RDI® Certified Consultant, Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

Location: 11/43-45 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, New South Wales, 2066, Australia

Phone: 0419 775 558

Areas Serviced: Throughout Australia & overseas by arrangement

Languages: English


Works at a Distance

About Jo

I am a senior Certified Practising Speech Pathologist who works in my own practice in Lane Cove, Sydney where I specialise in the treatment of Autism in children and adults with RDI as the core of my therapy.

In 2005, I travelled to the U.S. and undertook training in Relationship Development Intervention. Prior to that I had worked as a Speech Pathologist at an ABA clinic but made the decision to study RDI because it empowered parents to foster their child’s development and to use their parenting as a means of breaking through to the child, employing trust and respect, helping the child to travel on a path towards normal development. I work in a family oriented developmental way, believing that the behaviourist approach does little to help the child live successfully in a world which is ever changing.

The families I work with mainly come from the Northern and Inner Western suburbs of Sydney. However I am happy to travel to support distance clients whom I usually see via Skype. At present I have clients in the A.C.T., S.A. and W.A. and still support clients who have had to move overseas. This distance RDI is very successful.

In the past I have worked at a senior academic level in Speech Pathology and later as a Team Leader in the NSW Public Service with clients with disabilities. I have been in private practice for over 30 years and have gradually become deeply involved with Autism so that now I delight in the progress my clients have made. I take pride in those who are now able to function successfully in this world, enjoying life, generally in a way nobody had dreamt possible.

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