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The Priority Paediatrics Team.


Jenna Ward-Hawkes

Speech Pathologist
& ASD Diagnostician
Priority Paediatrics

Jenna Ward-Hawkes is a Speech Pathologist consulting in private practice in South Australia.

She co-founded the Continuum Network for Autism Spectrum Disorder providing resources, blogs and assessments.

Jenna is a passionate and creative Speech Pathologist whose primary focus has been working with children who have been diagnosed with any Speech, Language or Pervasive Developmental Disorder as well as with their families in both a public and private setting. 
She completed her Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) and her Masters of Speech Pathology at Flinders University.

Jenna has had extensive experience in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome and has provided over a thousand Adelaide and interstate families with Speech Pathology intervention and behavioural early intervention and assessment. 

In the past she has worked at Headstart as a Speech Pathologist and has also worked within the child development unit team at Lyell McEwin Hospital.  Jenna was a senior therapist and Clinic Manager at the Flinders Early Intervention Research Program too. 

Currently Jenna is able to offer the following Speech Pathology services:
• Diagnostic services for children, adolescents and adults suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Assessment of your child’s speech and language skills
• Assessment for school age children also includes evaluation of their phonological awareness (literacy) abilities which relates to their reading and spelling
Associated Services
   •    Team Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Assessment
   •    Autism Spectrum Disorder