Our Team

West Coast Speech Pathology is a professional and family friendly Private Clinic based in Hillarys, Western Australia.
We provide services to children from 16 months onwards.

Pamela Barnes

Owner and Director

Pamela has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to literacy difficulties and dyslexia. She has over 33 years educational experience, as well as 9 years in private practice as a speech pathologist. Pamela has an extensive understanding of the State and National Education Curriculums and experience working with children from 16 months of age to 17 years old. Her passions are working with children who have severe speech sound difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia and children with language delays. She is a mother of three sons and grandmother of one.


  • Master of Science Speech Pathology, Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Education, Claremont Teachers College
  • Diploma of Teaching (Distinction), Churchland’s College
  • Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP)
  • Accredited Cogmed Coach
  • PROMPT Trained – Prompts for restructuring oral muscular phonetic targets
  • Working with Children Check
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Cassidy McAlpine

Speech Pathologist

Cassidy is passionate about offering children holistic and individualised care that is tailored to their goals and interests. She provides Speech Pathology services at our Hillarys home-based practice and can visit your child’s school or your home for appointments upon request. She has worked with children for over 6 years and thoroughly enjoys seeing children grow and develop their speech and language skills. When she’s not working, Cassidy also loves taking her big fluffy dog Macy for walks at the beach!

Cassidy has experience with assessment and treatment of clients across the areas of speech, language, literacy, fluency (stuttering), voice, multimodal communication (assistive communication technology), motor speech disorders and swallowing difficulties in primary school, clinic and hospital settings. She has a passion for working with children with fluency, literacy and articulation difficulties.


  • Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) Curtin University
  • Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP)
  • PROMPT Trained – Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (Manual Articulation Therapy Technique)
  • Sounds Write Trained (Literacy instruction)
  • Key Word Sign Trained (Hand signs and natural gesture)
  • Working with Children Check

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Contact Us

Email: Pamela@wcsp.com.au
Phone: 0431 243 935