About Us

AAC Speech Solutions is a Speech Pathology service providing assessment and intervention of communication. We are apart of an experienced NDIS registered multidisciplinary therapy team, featuring Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Orthotics.

Welcome!

AAC Speech Solutions, is here to help individuals of all ages improve their communication skills and achieve their full potential. We understand the impact that communication difficulties can have on your life. Whether it’s trouble speaking, listening, reading, writing, or understanding language. Our team of certified and experienced speech therapists are here to help you overcome your challenges.

We offer a wide range of services tailored to meet your unique needs, including individual therapy, group therapy, parent training, and school-based therapy. Our therapists use evidence-based techniques and the latest technology to create personalized treatment plans that are both effective and engaging.

We are committed to the highest level of excellence and evidence, as seen through our attendance at regular communication aids training, and supervision.  So you can be assured that you are receiving the latest best practice.

Our Amazing Team

Darren Trentepohl

Speech-Language Pathologist Bachelor of Speech Pathology Member Speech Pathology Australia (certified practising Speech Pathologist) Member of AGOSCI and ISAAC

Darren is the senior clinician and has over 20 years experience as a Speech Pathologist working with people with complex disabilities. He has worked for government and non-government, supporting the communication and mealtime needs of his clients. He has been a Senior Speech Pathologist at Disability Services, the Clinical Advisor for Qld Health’s Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme, and is currently a tutor for the AAC unit of the Speech Pathology degree at Australian Catholic University. He is a longstanding member of professional associations Speech Pathology Australia (certified practicing), AGOSCI, and ISAAC. Darren is currently on the AGOSCI executive, and has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences.

Darren is an accredited provider of:
Key Word Signing Australia – Basic Workshop
​Key Word Sign Australia Presenter (Qld State Trainee)
​Cogmed (working memory program)

Darren is trained in:
Assessment and Intervention of all forms of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
PROMPT (introduction and bridging course)
Proloquo 2 Go (iPad APP)
PODD (Pragmatic Organised Dynamic Displays)
Dysphagia Disorders Survey (including Pneumonia and Choking Risk)
LAMP program (introduction)
Supervision (to other Speech Pathologists)

Bek Wallace

Speech Pathologist 

Bek is a Speech Pathologist who has an interest in working with people who have complex disabilities.   She is trained and experienced in all aspects of AAC – PODD, LAMP, Dysphagia Disorders Survey, and various Speech devices (from Link AT, Liberator, Zyteq, and ipads).  She is a member of AGOSCI and Speech Pathology Australia.  She recently attended the AGOSCI National conference and National Tour.  She studied at ACU in Brisbane, but calls the coast home now. 

Lisa Pope

Allied Health Assistants

Lisa is an Allied Health Assistant, who has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology).  She has extensive experience in working with people with disabilities.  She works closely with the Speech Pathologists to ensure that clients AAC skills and knowledge are implemented in all places that they go.   She also attended the recent AGOSCI National Conference and National Tour.

Dionne

Allied Health Assistants

Dionne is an Allied Health Assistant, who has a lived experience of disability with her son.  She also works closely with the Speech Pathologists to ensure that clients AAC skills and knowledge are implemented in all places that they go.   She has experience as a disability support worker, has worked with many kids and teens, and is familiar with all major types of communication aids. 

Employment Opportunities

AAC Speech Solutions has employment opportunities for Speech Pathologists who have:

  • Passion to work with people with disabilities
  • A high level of interest in AAC
  • Skills to work independently and collaboratively
  • A high level of communication skills
  • Flexibility to meet the changing business and client landscape with the local NDIS rollout in 2019
  • Willingness to receive supervision
  • Interest in working within a multidisciplinary team

If you are interested, please call Darren Trentepohl
(Clinical Manager and SLP)

Helping You Improve Your Quality of Life

Improving your communication abilities can have numerous benefits in various areas of your life. Communication is essential for daily living, such as making appointments, engaging in activities, and advocating for your needs. By improving your communication abilities, you can become more independent and enjoy a better quality of life. 
Communication difficulties can be frustrating and lead to a lack of confidence. By improving your communication abilities, you can feel more confident in your interactions with others and your ability to express yourself.
Overall, improving your communication abilities can have significant positive impacts on various aspects of your life, leading to greater satisfaction, success, and overall well-being.

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“The silence of speechlessness is never golden. We all need to communicate and connect with each other – not just in one way, but in as many ways as possible. It is a basic human need, a basic human right.
And more than this, it is a basic human power…”

Bob Williams

“Not being able to speak is not the same as having nothing to say”.
Rosemary Crossley
“If you don’t have communication, in effect you are invisible.  It is like being somewhere between alive and dead”. 
Lance McLemore.