About Us

At Pathways EI we are a team of passionate clinicians with the goal of providing high quality early intervention that engages the whole family.

We value: 

Evidence based practice that is at the forefront of the science of learning
Teamwork and collaboration within our Pathways EI team and with other health professionals
Advocating for our learners by teaching the skills they need to advocate meaningfully for themselves

Hayley Coles

Clinical DirectorHayley Coles

Hayley is the Clinical Director and a Program Supervisor at Pathways Early Intervention. She studied a Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism at the Sage Colleges (New York) and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Hayley has been supporting children and their families, using the principles of ABA, for over 10 years and has a vast range of experience working with children between the ages of 18 months and 16 years. She has provided both in-centre and in-home services and has also consulted with many schools, preschools and other professionals. Hayley is passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based intervention, and has a special interest in teaching communication and language, and increasing personal independence skills.

Hayley was recently excited to contribute to the course development for the Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis course sequence at Monash University in Victoria. She is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her pup Rosie, and reading a good book!

Hannah Morris

Program Supervisor and Senior Behaviour Technician

Hannah is a Senior Behaviour Technician at Pathways EI. She has a Bachelor of Psychological Science from the University of Newcastle and in 2019 graduated from Monash University with a Masters in Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Hannah is currently working toward her certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Hannah has worked with children of various ages and diagnoses across a range of settings. She is passionate about delivering high quality one on one sessions, consulting with schools, and supporting all children and adolescents in accessing the community with success. In her down time, Hannah loves to keep active and is an avid jogger! She also enjoys checking out new coffee places with her friends. 

Ashley Dickson

Program Supervisor and Training Mentor

Ashley is a Program Supervisor and our Training Mentor at Pathways Early Intervention. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 2018 and found her passion for Applied Behaviour Analysis through a Disability Support Worker role in Sydney. Here, she worked with a range of individuals with a variety of disabilities to support them in their everyday lives and collaboratively work towards their goals. It was through this role that Ashley was introduced to and received specialized training in Applied Behaviour Analysis and additionally began working as an ABA therapist.

Ashley is currently based in Port Macquarie and has completed a Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Monash University. She is currently working towards her Board Certified Behaviour Analyst credential. Ashley has experience with delivering early intervention and school-aged ABA programs across a variety of settings; in-clinic, in-home, in-school and in the community. Ashley has a special interest in early intervention and teaching children the prerequisite and requisite skills to promote their independence and enhance their quality of life.

In her downtime, Ashley enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family and likes keeping active through beach and nature walks, hiking, water skiing, and stand-up paddle boarding. 

Jessica Wall

Senior Behaviour Technician

Jess is a Senior Behaviour Technician at Pathways Early Intervention. She has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and discovered her love for Applied Behaviour Analysis whilst living in Dubai. Jess has worked with children of various ages in both one on one and group settings, and has experience in delivering early interventions in-clinic, in-home and schools. She is passionate about supporting children to develop their communication and social skills, allowing them to grow in confidence and independence. In her spare time, Jess loves going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, getting out in nature and travelling.

Tim Spencer

Behaviour Technician

Tim is a Behaviour Technician on our Newcastle team. Tim has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and Social Science at RMIT University in 2020 and is currently completing his Honours in Applied Psychological Science. Tim has experience working with individuals across a range of ages and disabilities, both as a Disability Support Worker and Specialist Teacher’s Aide. Tim is passionate about improving the overall wellbeing of the people he supports and working with them to achieve their individual goals. In his spare time Tim enjoys playing music, bike riding, hiking with friends, and spending time with his dog.  

Jennifer Taylor

Behaviour Technician

Jen is a Behaviour Technician at Pathways Early Intervention. She has a Bachelor in Psychological Science and is currently working through her Honours year at the University of Newcastle. Jen has experience working with university students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) where she helps them navigate university life and enhance their independence. She has also worked as a volunteer, researching the role of father-child rough and tumble play and its role on child development. From her experiences, she has developed a special interest in ASD and early intervention where she is passionate about providing a fun learning environment that celebrates the success of children and their families and helps young people grow and prosper. In her downtime, Jen likes staying active at the gym or hiking, spending time with her cat and partner, or enjoying a quiet time reading, drawing portraits, or writing.

Asley Dissanayake

Behaviour Technician

Asley is a Behaviour Technician at Pathways Early Intervention. She is currently studying toward her Honours degree in the field of Psychology at Monash University. It was through her previous career as an educator that she found her passion for working with children. She enjoys watching their progress as they learn and develop new skills. In her spare time, Asley plays soccer for local teams, walking her dogs, and enjoys spending her time with family and friends.