Georgia Burn is a speech pathologist whose career over the past 8 years has centered around working with people with communication disabilities. Georgia has experience in the assessment, diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing impairments and is passionate about prescribing and tailoring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to achieve communicative independence. Georgia has a particular interest in establishing alternative access methods for individuals, through the use of assistive technology (AT) and facilitating the access and inclusion of people with communication disability in mainstream and community settings.
Georgia coordinates the Communication Access Service within the award-winning Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC) at Scope (Aust.). The service works within a community capacity development framework, to assist businesses, services and organisations to become awarded with the Communication Access Symbol. Georgia and her team have worked with both small and large corporate and community organisations including Victoria’s public transport services; V/Line and Public Transport Victoria (PTV), and acted as the state project manager to accredit Victoria’s primary law-enforcement agency, Victoria Police, to become communication accessible. Georgia has lectured Masters of Speech Pathology students at Melbourne University and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Georgia has peer-reviewed publications, and is one of only 20 Talking Mats trainers in Australia.