Jo Brenecki


Jo Brenecki is a speech-language pathologist, mother of two, and freelance writer. She has a degree in Applied Science in Speech Pathology and has worked with children and families in health and education settings for over 25 years. She is currently the Senior Speech Pathologist at The Benevolent Society.


Speech-Language Pathologist,,Experience With Children,Family Counselor,Children's Book Expert,Literacy Expert


  • Senior Speech Pathologist: Speech specialist at The Benevolent Society


  • Flinders University: Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology
  • University of South Australia: Graduate Diploma in Health Counselling

Working With Children

For over 25 years, Jo has worked with children with communication and learning difficulties, developmental delays, and other disabilities. She has a particular interest in autism spectrum disorders. As well as working directly with children and their families, she has also worked with teachers, child care workers, and school support officers to help children learn and develop. While raising her own two children, she was involved in parent groups, playgroups, preschool, and school activities.

Family Counselor

As a parent of two, including one child with special needs, Jo has experienced the challenges of family life. Having worked with parents and children for many years, she is aware of the wide range of experiences and challenges that families face. Jo has a Graduate Diploma in Health Counselling and believes that supporting families is vital to the development and well-being of children.

Children's Books

Through Jo's work with children over many years, she has seen the value of experiencing books from an early age. As a parent, she was able to watch her own children develop a love of books and experience the joy of sharing this with them. Her work over the years with developing children's literacy skills has reinforced her belief in the relationship between a child's experience with books and his or her success with reading, spelling, and writing at school.

More About Jo Brenecki

To find out more about Jo and what's she's doing today, visit her profile at LinkedIn.