Why Chatterbox?


Chatterbox Australia Therapy Services provide qualified and experienced staff who are trained to provide your child the therapy they need.

For over 15 years, Chatterbox has been providing services to children and their families.
Our goal is to provide therapy that is individualised for each child and family centred.



Chatterbox was created in 2004 by Melissa De Matteo. Melissa's educational background includes a Bachelor of Health Science with honours and a Masters in Speech Pathology.

The creation of Chatterbox was due to the absence of services available to children with special needs back in the early 2000's. Kinder teachers relied on the early intervention system but at that stage there was an18 month wait to see a therapist in the Banyule area. There was also a lack of private practitioners who had experience with dealing with complex children including children with an ASD.


You can be confident that your therapist is trained and qualified.

Chatterbox prides itself on the diverse educational backgrounds, knowledge bases, and areas of expertise of its therapy staff. Some therapists hold honours and masters degrees, while others possess specialised training and certification in a variety of areas.



We have a purpose built classroom where we run our group programs. This classroom has been built to resemble a normal classroom environment.

Our Sensory Integration and Gross Motor room is an amazing space with a number of specialised pieces of equipment. This is a feature that many clinics do not have and we are very lucky to be able to offer this to our families.

To find out more about Chatterbox Therapy
book an introductory session today!

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