About Us

Mosman Language and Learning Centre has:

Four Speech Pathologists:

  • Lynette Burness
  • Paula Jones
  • Lynne Lee
  • Alexis Paparoulas

Psychologist/Specialist Teacher:

  • Julie Chesterfield

Occupational Therapist:

  • Janine Painter

Practice Manager:

  • Sarah Robertson

Our Speech Pathologists:

All our speech pathologists have worked both in the public and private sector and have many years experience working with children presenting with a wide range of speech, language and learning difficulties.  As a practice we work with children as young as 6 months up to the early years of high school.  We provide support in all areas of communication including working with children with more significant difficulties in the areas of autism, developmental delay and intellectual disability.  We also work with school aged children providing support in the area of  literacy, central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and higher level language disorder


Lynne Lee obtained her Bachelor of Speech Therapy from Queensland University and has worked in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney as a speech pathologist for over 20 years. She is a trained Hanen Therapist in programs (More Than Words and It takes Two to Talk).  Lynne also has specialist training in the Lidcombe Program for Young Stutterers and in voice techniques for children and adult who are experiencing voice issues.


Lynette Burness trained at University of Sydney.  She has worked in a diverse range of settings for over 20 years. Lynette is experienced in the treatment of children with significant communication delays, including those who are non-verbal.  She has a great interest and specialisation in treating high-level language difficulties in primary-age children.

She has post graduate specialist training and extensive experience in the treatment of eating and drinking difficulties.


Paula Jones trained at Manchester University in the UK and did her Masters degree at Sheffield University, UK.  She has worked as a speech pathologist for over 20 years both in the public and private sector.    Paula is also a Hanen Trained therapist in the More Than Words and It Takes Two to Talk programs and the Lidcombe Program for Young Stutterers.


Alexis Paparoulas completed her Masters of Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Sydney.  Alexis has been working in SydnMey as a speech pathologist for several years.  She has experience working with children of all ages who are having difficulties in communication.  Alexis’ special interest is in literacy at all stages of development.


Who will my child see?

When you ring up to make an appointment with one of our speech pathologists we will discuss your concerns on the phone and then book an appointment with one of our speech pathologists.  Who your child sees will depend on the:

  • Most suitable therapist to see your child.  While our therapists cover all areas of communication and learning, some of us have more specialization in certain areas and therefore we will book your child in with that therapist.
  • Available appointments to suit your timetable.