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Dr Nada Makki-Karnib

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Director / Principal Speech & Language Pathologist


As founder and principal speech & language pathologist of Q Speech & Learning Clinic, Nada brings over 19 years of combined experience and expertise in the fields of speech pathology and biomedical science.

Nada is a mother of four children and wholly understands the concerns parents and families have for their loved ones, and strives to provide the latest evidence-based and individualised practice to achieve success, in a supportive and warm environment.

A Hanen-certified practitioner, Nada has extensive experience working within schools, early childhood settings, clinics, aged-care facilities and hospitals. She has provided training to educators and teachers, conducted parent workshops and has enjoyed engaging children in individual, group or whole-class therapy sessions.

Throughout the University semesters, Nada also provide supervision to students from the Australian Catholic University and Macquarie University as a Professional Practice Educator, working in Banksia Road PS and Goodstart childcare centres. Previously, Nada was also running a program for schools in the Bankstown area, a joint project between a local Non-Government Organisation, The Smith Family and University of Sydney.

Nada is also currently working in affiliation with Edith Cowan University in their ground-breaking clinical trial on early intervention for stroke patients. She regularly provides VERSE language therapy for trial participants in Sydney hospitals, actively contributing to this study, the largest of its kind in Australia.

To ensure her clients are provided with the most effective and suitable therapy approaches, Nada is continually attending professional development courses, with formal training in:

  • Hanen “More than Words” – for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Social

  • Communication Disorder

  • Multilit

  • Lindamood-Bell Visualising & Verbalising

  • Maggie Lee-Huckabee – Swallowing Rehabilitation

  • Lidcombe Program – Stuttering

  • VoiceCraft – Voice training techniques

  • Learning App Guide – effective use of iPads in therapy

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About us

Meet our team


Zoe Stavropoulos
Speech Pathologist


Fatima Darwish
Speech Pathologist 


Teadora Sorial
Speech Pathologist 

Zoe graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Zoe has worked with both adults and children and has developed a particular interest in paediatric stuttering intervention.


Zoe enjoys involving a child’s parents/guardians in therapy sessions and is passionate about providing both assessment and intervention in a child’s school and home environment.

Fatima graduated from Sydney University with a Master in Speech Language Pathology. Throughout university, she had experience working with children and adults in a range of different practice settings.

Fatima has an interest in providing paediatric speech services in the areas of speech, language and early intervention. She is very passionate about helping children communicate by creating a fun and motivating learning environment and helping families communicate with their children everyday.

Teadora graduated from The Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Throughout university, she had experience working with children and adults across a range of clincial settings.


Teadora has developed an interest in provding early intervention services across a range of practice areas. She believes in the importance of applying evidence based approaches for the best speech and language outcomes. She also has an interest in working with adults as a part of dysphagia management.  


Lillian Bui
Speech Pathologist

Lillian graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She has worked with adults and children in a variety of settings, with a great deal of experience working with children within schools.


Lillian is passionate about providing client-centred therapy, working on functional goals that will lead to benefits in clients’ day-to-day lives. This often involves collaborating with clients and their families throughout intervention to ensure the best outcomes.


Zeinab Slaybi
Speech Pathologist

Zeinab graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Throughout her university degree, Zeinab has had experience working with children, adolescents and adults, helping them communicate to the best of their ability.

Zeinab is passionate about working with paediatric and adult clients and is committed to providing high quality evidence based services in a client-centred way.


Georgina Janji
Speech Pathologist

Georgina holds a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. With experience across preschools, schools, and clinics, Georgina enjoys witnessing students grow in confidence as communicators.


She is passionate about providing neurodiverse-affirming therapy and enjoys supporting all children across speech, language and fluency range of practice areas. Georgina enjoys collaborating with families to assist their children in achieving their communication goals. 


Lisa Brennan
Practice Manager 

Lisa has a wealth of administration experience from her 30 year career both in the corporate and allied health arenas. Lisa is the face you see at our front desk and is always ready to greet you with a smile and her friendly attitude.


A mother to two boys, which Lisa acknowledges is her greatest accomplishment! Lisa loves seeing first-hand how the clients benefit from the great work of our speech pathologists, saying it is an honour to work alongside such knowledgeable, courteous and caring people.


Lisa prides herself on her friendliness, positive attitude and attention to detail. She is passionate about working with people and building relationships with our clients is important to her. She looks forward to welcoming you to our clinic.

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