About Words To Grow

Helping children to tell and grow their own stories through connection, comprehension and contribution.


To support children to develop the speech, language and literacy skills through individualised and engaging evidence-based therapy so that they can build positive relationships with themselves, others and engage in all learning activities at school.

Tania Herrington

Founder. Mum. Speech Pathologist.

 Educator. Academic. Entrepreneur.

Communication. It has the power to create opportunities, empower people and strengthen relationships. By supporting children and their families through developing a comprehensive communication profile, and implementing individualised therapy programs, I help them build communication skills and confidence that will not only change the trajectory of their schooling, vocation, and relationships, but their life as a whole.

Tania Herrington is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and founder of Words To Grow. Throughout her 20-year career, Tania has worked in private practices, Indigenous health services, early childhood, primary, secondary and special education settings. Her areas of interest include speech sound disorders, developmental language disorder, spoken and written narrative, pre-literacy skills for kindergarten students and school-aged literacy (primary and secondary)


Tania has presented professional learning workshops to teachers and speech pathologists in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. She has worked as a consultant for teachers in the Lismore Diocese of Northern New South Wales.


Tania holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) and postgraduate degrees in Counselling and Education.  She is a Clinical Educator and Casual Academic at the University of Queensland for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and Graduate Entry Masters of Speech Pathology Programs.

Emily Brown

Allied Health Assistant. Speech Pathology Student. Volunteer. 

Emily Brown is Allied Health Assistant and is currently studying her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of Queensland. Emily values the pursuit of excellence and integrity and is passionate about supporting others to achieve their potential and promoting holistic care.

Emily enjoys her voluntary work at the church, working with children of all ages from toddlers through to adolescents. Through her university studies, she has developed special interest in working with children with speech disorders, stuttering, and developmental language disorders. Emily values supporting people to develop effective communication skills and strives to equip those she works with for a stronger future. 


Good Humanity

We are good humans who see the good in other humans. We are kind, respectful, honest, reliable, trustworthy and transparent.

Always Learning

We promise to always learn from the latest research, from our clients and from you - parents and teachers. We value your honest feedback and look for ways we can improve our services and your experience with us.

Clear Communication

We exist to help children develop their communication skills so that they can develop healthy relationships - with themselves and others. We communicate with one another and our clients in clear and kind ways.

Empowering Women

We celebrate women in the workforce and work hard to enable women to participate as fully and as flexibly as possible. We help women find and use their voices for justice, fairness and equality.


We value possibilities over problems. We think in terms of growth, and we see situations from a multiplicity of angles to give us depth of perception and many ways to find a solution.

Passionate People

We love what we do and the fun we have doing it.

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