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. In addition to her literacy work, Michele has successfully treated dyspraxia, phonological disorders, articulation issues, preschool and school age language.
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). She also has solid experience in helping children who stutter, and working in community health. Selina has also completed training to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1 (only applicable to under 5 years); 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.
Dianna has a special interest in preschool and early school age language and literacy. She is well trained in the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering. Dianna is able to assist children who come from a non-English speaking background and is able to understand and speak some Chinese dialects. Dianna has worked mainly in community health settings and has done work at a school-based intervention service. Dianna brings current professional knowledge to the role and an enthusiastic energy to her work and families she supports.