Amy Ford completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in Melbourne in 2006. She is also working on a PhD which investigates the effect of aphasia (language difficulties after stroke) on interpersonal relationships.
Amy has worked as a Speech Pathologist with adult clients for 14 years. She has experience working in community settings, acute hospitals, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Amy is passionate about working with clients with stroke and brain injury. She also specialises in working with clients with progressive neurological conditions including motor neurone disease, focusing on the use of voice banking, eye gaze communication and maintaining independence through the use of environmental controls.
In sessions, Amy focuses on building a positive therapeutic relationship with clients to achieve personalised outcomes and to maximise communication in everyday settings.