MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Dr Saunders is a Developmental Paediatrician who began working with children with hearing impairment in 1980. For over 40 years she has co-ordinated a multi-disciplinary clinic at the Monash Medical Centre, now Monash Children’s Hospital, aimed at the identification of the causes of hearing impairment in children and families. She was a member of the Inaugural Victorian Universal Infant Hearing Screening Program Committee. Research interests have included hearing impairment in preterm infants, the genetics of hearing impairment, the role of CMV in congenital hearing impairment and auditory deficits in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr Saunders has run her metropolitan and rural practice for over 15 years, treating children with not only hearing loss, but developmental disorders such as Autism, Intellectual Disability, ADHD and genetic syndromes.
B.Sc, P.Grad.Dip.Adolescent & Child Psychology, PhD., M.A.P.S, MiCBT (applied)
Rani Jacobs has worked as a neuropsychologist for over 15 years, having trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), Energy Psychology, Play Therapy and Family therapy. She has extensive training in cognitive assessment of developmental disorders and following acquired brain injury.
Rani uses a collaborative approach to offer the following services:
Anxiety, worry and stress
Adjustment to change / life transitions
School / Kinder visits
MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Lil is a Paediatric Clinical Geneticist with a special interest in congenital and childhood hearing impairment. Lil grew up in Tasmania and moved to Melbourne for medical school at Monash University. She graduated with honors and undertook paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, specialising in Clinical Genetics. She is also completing a PhD through the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute on the genetics of deafness and genomic newborn screening. Lil is a mum to 3 small children and loves the beach and ocean swimming in her spare time.
B.Sc. MGenCouns MHGSA
Amanda joined the St Kilda Road Children’s Clinic in 2021. She has completed a Master of Genetic Counselling and a Bachelor of Science (Genetics and Biochemistry majors) degrees at the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors and the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. She has been practicing as a Genetic Counsellor in a clinical setting for over 10 years and provides essential information and support of individuals diagnosed with a genetic condition, couples at increased risk of a serious genetic condition in their offspring, as well as those experiencing unexpected news regarding the development of their baby during pregnancy or postnatally. She has also previously worked with preimplantation genetics testing at an IVF service and as a public health researcher.
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