Our consultants


Dr Bartek Rajkowski

B App Sc (Sp Path), PhD, MSPA, CPSP

Speech and Language Pathologist


Bartek is the director of Adelaide Speech Pathology Services. He has extensive experience in the research-based assessment, identification and remediation of reading and spelling difficulties in children, adolescents and adults.

Bartek regularly presents training and development workshops on the latest in reading research and reading difficulties to teachers, allied professionals and parents around Australia.

Bartek's primary interest is in the relationship between speech, language, auditory processing and literacy skills. His doctoral research was an investigation of the underlying processing difficulties in children with Dyslexia and in children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). Bartek has developed a model of phonological representations - the brain's representations of the sounds of language - which may help to explain the range of skill deficits found in children with literacy difficulties.

Bartek is also passionate about research driven, computer based approaches to literacy and language remediation. He is determined to use his clinical experience and theoretical knowledge to develop more effective treatment methods for children with literacy difficulties, and to develop more effective teaching tools for children learning to read. He is the creator of ReadingDoctor® Software (www.readingdoctor.com.au), a scientifically based, specialist literacy improvement software package designed to strengthen crucial literacy skills in children learning to read. 


Rose Zanol


Speech and Language Pathologist


Rose has professional and personal experience that gives her great enthusiasm and drive. She brings a vast life experience to her role in the clinic which includes many years of experience in nursing. She is very passionate about her career.

Her empathy for individuals with speech, language and literacy difficulties is born out of a personal relationship with close family members, including her children, experiencing one or more of these concerns.

Rose obtained her Master of Speech Pathology degree from Flinders University.  Her goal of gaining skills to work with children and adolescents to support them reach their potential, despite language and learning difficulties, is being fulfilled at Adelaide Speech Pathology Services. 

Rose has also filled a variety of jobs in the education sector, both public and private, working with children and students from reception to year 12.  This makes her an ideal practitioner to work with children as she has a sound understanding of the context in which formal learning takes place.  As a member of Speech Pathology Australia, Rose is dedicated to providing the best fit evidence based practice possible in her work with clients.



BSpPath, MTeach(Primary), MSPA, CPSP

Speech and Language Pathologist


Alicia completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in 2001. She has worked with both children and adults across a variety of settings. Alicia has completed a Masters of Teaching and has a thorough understanding of the language and literacy needs of students of different ages. 

Alicia has personal experience of supporting a child with communication difficulties and this has fostered her passion to support children and their families. Alicia uses a client-centred approach to intervention. She works in partnership with children and their families to meet each child’s unique needs and build their capacity to communicate effectively.

Jayne Ayliffe


Speech and Language Pathologist


Jayne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position with Adelaide Speech Pathology Services. As well as being a certified Speech Pathologist, Jayne is a qualified Social Worker. She has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector supporting university and TAFE students with a range of disabilities, including learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

Personal and professional experience has fuelled her desire to work with people of all ages to build their speech, language and literacy (reading, spelling and writing) skills. With a person-centred approach, she focuses on the goals that are important to her clients to support them to reach their communication potential.

Jayne has a strong commitment to evidence based practice as well as enhancing and developing her own therapy skills through regularly attending professional development. Her training includes Sound-Write phonics, Jolly Phonics, Texthelp Read&Write Gold and AAC workshops.

Jayne is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, SPELD-SA and Learning Difficulties Australia.

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