Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Linguistics, 1993-1996)
Master of Speech Pathology (2002-2004)
Master of Commerce (Industrial Relations/Employment Law, 1996- 1998)
(Mrs) Michele Marsh-Lorken has certified training in a number of language and literacy programs and over thirteen years experience working in community health and private practice. She has successfully treated children with dyspraxia, articulation and phonological disorders, tongue thrust, language and early literacy difficulties. Michele was a reading tutor during her undergraduate degree at Macquarie University. This valuable undergraduate degree and the follow through to the Macquarie University Speech Pathology Master’s program introduced her to reading models by world renowned researchers and her continued connection with these researchers’ work has informed evidence based practice in her therapy. Michele also has an interest in tongue tie, tongue thrust and other orofacial myology issues that contribute to speech problems and works closely with dentists and dental surgeons to achieve the best outcomes for children.
Michele has undertaken many Speech Pathology Australia professional development workshops and continues to attend seminars and conferences to keep her knowledge up to date. She is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia.
Bachelor of Speech Pathology & Audiology (2004)
Lindsay Gibson graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa with an Honours Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. In 2004 she worked as a hospital therapist providing services to the rural communities of South Africa. From 2005 she worked in a larger practice providing speech, language and literacy development services to children in primary schools where she developed a special interest in helping children acquire reading and spelling skills. In 2007 she began working as a sole practitioner in elite private schools in Johannesburg. She has benefitted from her dual qualification in assisting children with auditory processing and phonological awareness difficulties and has a more than 10 years of experience assisting with speech sound development as well as language delays. In South Africa she obtained valuable experience working with multilingual families. She has supervised and mentored others joining the profession and has worked closely with other disciplines such as Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists and experts in dyslexia. In June 2016, Lindsay received her recognition from Speech Pathology Australia, and is a Certified Practising Member of the Association.
Bachelor of Applied Science, Speech Pathology (Honours) , The University of Sydney
Timothea Lau graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours and is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. She has had experience in assessing and treating children with speech, language and literacy difficulties, as well those with ASD. During university, Timothea also worked as an English tutor for primary and high school students. As a result, she is familiar with the English syllabus as well as working together with parents and students. In addition, Timothea is bilingual and is able to provide assessments and therapy in Cantonese. She is also experienced in working with families and clients of diverse backgrounds. Timothea currently works part-time at Westmead Hospital.
Bachelor of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy , The Univeristy of Sydney (2000)
Sarah has been working as a hand therapist since 2002. She has gained extensive clinical experience in treating both adult and paediatric hand conditions through her work in private practice, NSW health and the NHS in England. Throughout her career Sarah had gained specialised skills in working with children, their families and significant others. She focuses on improving hand function and meeting children’s individual needs and goals.
Sarah has expertise in the assessment and intervention of hand writing and fine motor skills. She enjoys working one on one with children with intervention focusing on increased participation in school, play, self-help skills, sporting and leisure activities. For the past seven years Sarah has also held the position of senior hand therapist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Here she specialises in handwriting, hand trauma and congenital hand abnormalities in babies and children.
Sarah is also passionate about mentoring and teaching. Due to her clinical expertise Sarah holds the position of casual academic staff at the University of Sydney, and is the current student unit supervisor at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Sarah holds a full membership with the Australian Hand Therapy Association.