Yavanna Grogan

B Speech Path (Hons), M Arts (Linguistics), CPSP


Yavanna is an experienced speech pathologist and has worked in different settings including health, education, Not For Profit and private practice in QLD, NSW and in the UK.


Yavanna is qualified to treat difficulties in speech, communication, stuttering, and language and literacy in both children and adults.  Yavanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology and a research Master’s Degree in Linguistics. 


Yavanna is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an interest in developing soft skills in the workplace.  In addition to private practice work, Yavanna works for organisations who support children and adolescents with a history of complex trauma and mental illness.


Yavanna is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and is a member of Speech Pathology Australia.  Other accreditations include facilitator for Circle of Security – Parenting, Circle of Security – Parenting (Classroom), NBI™ - Whole Brain Thinking (for analysis of thinking preferences) and facilitator for Think on Your Feet®. 

In her practice at Thoughtful Health, Yavanna strives to compliment her colleagues by having a holistic approach to each person she assesses and treats.  Yavanna is an advocate for social inclusion particularly for children and adults with communication and language learning needs.  Special interests include literacy difficulties, social communication difficulties and research.


Yavanna is an accredited facilitator of the PEERS program. This is an evidenced based approach for the improving relationship skills, so ideal for young people who may have challenges with social communication, or difficulties making and keeping friends.  More detail on the PEERS program is available here: 



Yavanna is also skilled in assisting people with literacy difficulties and general language disorders.  Services offered include individual child and adult assessment and therapy.  Sessions are usually in the clinic.  Initial and/ or standardised language assessments are usually completed in one longer session or over two to three sessions and vary in duration depending on the age of the child and concerns.  


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Yavanna has appointments available now.


For further information, please call Thoughtful Health on 3463 0722 or email Yavanna directly yavanna@thoughtfulhealth.com.au 

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