Karen Ip is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.


Karen graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) in 2007. She has worked in a variety of settings including Queanbeyan Community Health Centre, Queanbeyan District Hospital, Queanbeyan Children’s Special Needs Group (Treehouse), Queanbeyan South Public School and Therapy ACT. She also had experience providing speech pathology services in regional areas such as Bungendore and Braidwood. 


Karen established Karen Ip Speech and Feeding Clinic (previously known as Karen Ip Speech and Language Clinic) in March 2010. In 2020, she was offered a clinical supervisor position in which she offered clinical support and supervision to new graduates at a local speech pathology practice. 


Karen was born in Hong Kong and hence she speaks fluently in Cantonese. She can also speak Mandarin and simple Japanese. This background has definitely helped her in seeing clients with the Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) more holistically. 


Karen actively participates in professional training to improve the support that she can offer to her clients. This has included:


(a) Feeding

  • Postgraduate Paediatric Feeding Workshop (Feeding Therapy Australia, 2022)
  • Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop (Babble & Munch, 2021)
  • Building food variety using food chaining techniques (Feeding Therapy Australia, 2021)
  • Responsive Feeding Therapy Conference (2020)
  • Paediatric Dysphagia: The A-Z of the IDDSI Framework, fussy eating and medication administration in babies and children (Dr. Julie Cichero, 2019)
  • When Children Won't Eat: Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders. Assessment and Treatment using the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding (Dr. Erin Ross and Dr. Kay Toomey, 2019)
  • Multidisciplinary Feeding Workshop: Gastrointestinal Issues & Feeding Difficulties (Babble & Munch, 2018)
  • Neonatal Feeding Workshop for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (Anne Rosten, 2016)
  • The Sydney Paediatric Feeding & Dysphagia Conference (Liverpool Hospital, 2015)
  • Effectively assessing and managing infants and children with severe oral hypersensitivity and feeding aversion (Sarah Starr, 2014)
  • Effectively Managing Feeding Difficulties in Infants and Children: A practical approach (Sarah Starr, 2008)


(b) Communication and play skills

  • Basic Key Word Sign Workshop (Key Word Sign Australia, 2022)
  • Play Skills (Dr. Karen Stagnitti, 2021)
  • The Hanen Program® - Target Word™(2018)
  • Introductory Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Workshop (2015)
  • Best practice in the management of speech sound disorders in children: Making every session count (Dr. Elise Baker, 2013)
  • The Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium (2009)
  • The Hanen Program® - It Takes Two to Talk than Words® (2011)
  • The Hanen Program® - More than Words® (2011)

Phone (612) 6278 3287

Email kipspeechclinic@gmail.com