Natalie Manley

Director and Speech Pathologist

Certified Practising Member Speech Pathology Australia
Bachelor Applied Science - Speech Pathology (USyd)
Graduate Diploma Psychology (UNE) 

Natalie Manley (previously Stone) is the principal and founder of Capable Kids. Capable Kids, formerly known as Natalie Stone Speech Pathology met its origins in 2005 when Natalie was working for NSW Health in one of the major Sydney Children’s Hospitals. It began as a Saturday service, and has slowly grown into a thriving practice, which consists of two other Speech Pathologists, three Occupational Therapists and a Developmental Educator.

Skills / Area of Expertise / Qualifications

Speech Development, Articulation and Phonology.

Language Development – Receptive and Expressive Language

Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia/Childhood Apraxia Speech

PROMPT: a multisensory approach to speech production for children and adults. This approach to developing speech sounds can often be helpful when traditional sound stimulation techniques have not worked.


The Lidcombe Program (Australia Stuttering Research Centre).

Stuttering in School Aged Children (Australian Stuttering Research Centre).

Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Hanen™ More than Words ®.

PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System.
Behavioural Management and Applied Behaviour Analysis Principles.
Social Stories.
 Visual Schedules and Visual Communication Systems.
RDI: Relationship Development Intervention.

Developmental Delay and Complex Communication Needs

PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System.
Alternative Augmentative Communication Systems.
Makaton Signing.
Hanen It Takes Two To Talk™. 


Hanen Beyond ABCs