About Us

Mission Statement

“We are passionate about combining the principles of speech pathology and occupational therapy in a fun and engaging environment to support children in developing the necessary skills for successful lifelong learning.

We want every child to be interested in learning and be confident to engage with their peers. Working with your child from an early age, we believe provides your child with the best start to learning and to life.”

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About Our Team

Melissa Dove

Melissa Dove graduated from Santa Maria Ladies College in 1998 and Curtin University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Melissa has ten years’ experience working in paediatrics within the Government – Child Development Service, and private practice settings. During this time Melissa also embarked on an internship program in a specialty paediatric practice in Florida USA.

Melissa currently practices privately at Dove Occupational Therapy in Nedlands. Being a mother of two young children has helped Melissa balance her professional knowledge with personal experience in child development.
Melissa’s children have inspired her to create a fun and enriching environment which ensures children are stimulated and have developed the necessary skills to be ready for kindy. She firmly believes that when children are confident in their abilities their approach and success with learning is more effective.

Melissa is registered with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has fullfilled a Working With Children Check and National Police Clearance. Melissa is also a member of The Occupational Therapy Association of Western Australia.

Anthea Martin

Anthea Martin is a Speech Pathologist with extensive experience in community health and education setting. She graduated from Curtin University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Science). Since then, she has worked with children for both the health and education departments in Western Australia providing speech pathology services in a range of settings, including assessment, intervention and education for teachers, parents and other professionals. Anthea has a particular interest in early language development and works predominately with pre school aged children.

Anthea’s two children have given her valuable insight into typical language development in children and the importance of creating language rich environments to optimize speech and language growth.

Anthea is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, and has fulfilled a Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance.