Who Are We?

  • We are paediatric therapists with over fourteen years experience in Speech Pathology.
  • We are Australian trained and qualified with relevant local experience.
  • We are certified practising Speech Pathologists and current members of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • We continually undertake professional development to keep us up-to-date with evidence -based practise.
  • We all have our Working with Children Check verified.
  • We are mums – we understand child behaviour, family dynamics and the busy day to day lives of families.

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 over fourteen years experience in school age literacy (reading, spelling and written expression) and has undertaken many evidence based literacy programs and workshops. 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 oral -facial 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 2 to 6 years. Given her fourteen years of solid experience working in community health, she has a deep understanding of delayed speech and language issues. 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). She also has solid experience in helping children who stutter, running the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering groups for Ku ring-gai Community Health.

Our Values

    • Your child will be seen by an experienced therapist from start to finish.
    • We believe in an ethical practice that focuses primarily on helping toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children with speech, language and literacy difficulties.
    • Intervention outside the scope of this practice may be referred to other services.
    • This service is operated by therapists with a focus on service quality and outcomes and who have successfully treated children in their area of interest.
    • We welcome and respect children and families of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds reflecting the multiracial and multicultural area we work in.

Training

Therapists at this service have undergone the following certified training:

  • Hanen- It takes Two to Talk & Target Word
  • BLADES
  • Key Word Signing
  • Spalding
  • Lindamood Bell- Verbalising & Visualising
  • The Lidcombe Program for Stuttering

In addition to the above, therapists have undertaken special interest training in areas of early language intervention, oral therapy, literacy workshops, learning difficulties seminars and Speech Pathology Australia continuing professional development workshops.