We believe in a whole family approach.

Hayes Speech Pathology was established in 2015 and has a focus on paediatric feeding. We provide practical solutions that can be implemented every day to benefit not just your child but the whole family.

Through our professional experience and knowledge, we will empower you with the tools, understanding and strategies to make positive change.


Meet Emily Hayes

Emily completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University and spent more than 20 years working as a speech pathologist which included time in the special care nursery at one of Adelaide’s leading hospitals.

Using evidence-based practice and plenty of experience, Emily is renowned in the Speech Pathology industry for her ability to motivate families in their journey of making mealtimes more enjoyable.

She adopts practical methods to support children and empower their families to overcome eating barriers, and has undertaken additional training in paediatric feeding and orofacial myology.

It was through a challenging journey with her four children, who had complex medical and dietary needs, which led to the formation of Hayes Speech Pathology with a focus on paediatric feeding therapy.

She’s experienced the tears, tantrums and heartache, personally and professionally, working with children who may have physical, behavioural, sensory, medical, social or emotional difficulties with food and mealtimes.

Emily approaches each case individually and strives to work closely with each family along the journey. She is no stranger to dealing with specialist appointments and children with developmental delays and serious medical conditions.


Who We Are

Hayes Speech Pathology takes a collaborative approach with your child and family to positively impact feeding and mealtimes.


Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
Master of Speech Pathology
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

With a strong interest in speech sound disorders, language, book sharing and early literacy skills, Steph draws on her experience and works closely with children and families to support them in achieving their individual goals. Like all the team at Hayes Speech Pathology, Steph also enjoys working with children with feeding difficulties. Steph has worked in education as well as private practice, and believes strongly in the right of every child to be supported to communicate.


Accredited Practising Dietitian
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)
GradCert in Health (Diabetes Management and Education)

With an interest in healthy lifestyles and recognising the importance of food, Natasha embarked on a career as a dietitian. Understanding food is more than nutrients and numbers, Natasha has experience in paediatric nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, and is also able to offer guidance and support with picky and fussy eating, enteral feeding, health promotion and diabetes management.

Ready for a change?

Contact us to bring the joy back into feeding and mealtimes.