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Jacqui was appointed to the position of Assistant Director, Speech Pathology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1993. The Royal Adelaide Hospital is an adult, acute care hospital, the largest in South Australia and the major trauma centre for the state. There she developed skills in the early assessment and management of dysphagia and communication across a number of clinical areas including stroke/neurology, head and neck cancer, traumatic brain injury and general medicine. In 1999, she was appointed to the position of Director, Speech Pathology, at the Royal Adelaide - a position she continues to enjoy.
In her quest for furthering her knowledge and skill in voice rehabilitation, Jacqui undertook training in a number of approaches to voice therapy. However, it was not until 2007, participating in her first Voicecraft® Extensive Six Day Workshop, that she finally encountered an approach which revolutionised her own understanding of the voice and equipped her to work with patients with understanding, skill, direction and conviction - and consistent results! She was invited to join the Voicecraft® practice in 2008, working closely alongside Dr Alison Bagnall, its founder, and continues to mix this role with her ongoing role at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
THE VOICECRAFT® CLINIC
SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS/VOICE THERAPISTS
Jacqui Beatygraduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from Flinders University, South Australia, in 1985. For the following five years, she worked in a number of different positions including rural primary health care and education. In 1990, Jacqui was appointed to the newly established role of Speech Pathology Clinical Coordinator, Flinders University, a role involving clinical education and supervision of undergraduate speech pathology students, training of clinical supervisors, and the coordination of state-wide clinical placements.
Jane Backhouse has practised as a Speech Pathologist for over 17 years in South Australia and the United Kingdom working in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, an adolescent day program and in private practice.
She has specialised in voice therapy and training for 10 years, incorporating a range of therapy approaches.
Jane has extensive experience with Voicecraft® in which she has found an approach that is evidence-based and removes the mystery around how we can reach our full vocal potential for the whole range of voice applications.
Jane studied and later taught counselling and psychotherapy having a focus on understanding the link between self expression and the voice.
Jane is now the Clinical Services Manager at the Voicecraft® Clinic.