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The Priority Paediatrics Team.


Jenna Ward-Hawkes

Speech Pathologist
& ASD Diagnostician
Priority Paediatrics

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

She is a co-founder of the Continuum Network for Autism Spectrum Disorder, which offers various resources, blogs, and assessments.

Jenna is a dedicated and innovative Speech Pathologist with a primary focus on helping children diagnosed with Speech, Language, or Pervasive Developmental Disorders, along with their families, in both public and private settings. She completed her Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) and her Masters of Speech Pathology at Flinders University.

With extensive experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome, Jenna has provided Speech Pathology intervention and behavioral early intervention and assessment to over a thousand families in Adelaide and interstate.

Previously, she worked as a Speech Pathologist at Headstart and as part of the child development unit team at Lyell McEwin Hospital. Jenna also served as a senior therapist and Clinic Manager at the Flinders Early Intervention Research Program.

Currently, Jenna offers the following Speech Pathology services:

  • Diagnostic services for children, adolescents, and adults suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Evaluation of speech and language skills in children

  • Phonological awareness assessment for school-age children, which is related to their reading and spelling abilities


Associated services include:

  • Team Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Assessment

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder intervention services

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