Michele

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Linguistics, 1996 Macquarie University)

Master of Speech Pathology (2004, Macquarie University)

Master of Commerce (Industrial Relations/Employment Law, 1998, University of New South Wales)

Michele has a special interest and experience in early school age literacy (reading, spelling and written expression) and has undertaken many evidence based literacy programs and workshops. She has worked at community health centres, early intervention services and with other private practices in a range of early intervention and school based roles. She also has an interest and experience in intervention for persistent lisps, tongue tie and tongue thrust. She has undertaken specific training in this area to gain a deeper understanding of these issues.  In addition to her literacy work, Michele has successfully treated dyspraxia, phonological disorders, articulation issues, preschool and school age language.

 

Selina


Bachelor of Speech Pathology (University of Newcastle, 1998)

Selina has a special interest and experience with early intervention – children from the ages of 18 months to 5 years. Selina has over 15 years experience working in community health and has a deep understanding of delayed speech and language issues. Selina has worked in the United Kingdom and in Australia. She has worked with translators to get a better understanding of the language development of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Selina has facilitated parent training groups for early language development in young children (Hanen It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words). She also has solid experience in helping children who stutter, running the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering groups for Ku ring-gai Community Health. Selina has also completed training to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1; children who need help with social skills and behavioural support for effective communication. She has successfully treated children with speech sound disorders, stuttering, delayed language development, and early primary school language issues.