SARAH BARTON (SLP DIRECTOR)
As the principal Speech and Language Pathologist, Sarah has gained broad ranging professional skills. Sarah has worked with adults in acute and rehabilitation hospitals and in nursing homes; as well as with children in community health centres. Currently, she works with schools (in collaboration with Sydney University) to help pupils better engage with the curriculum. Sarah has spoken at many forums and popular demand seminars to principals, allied health teams, nursing staff and parent groups.
MELANIE CHIN (BHLTHSCI, MSLP)
Melanie graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Therapy from the University of Sydney. As a senior clinician and mentor, she brings valuable experience in a range of services for children in clinic, pre- school and school settings. She has also worked in hospitals providing dysphagia assessments for people who have had traumatic brain injuries and strokes.
Being able to speak Cantonese has also enabled Melanie to support Chinese families where English is not the primary language spoken in the home.
SANA MUNRO (B.APP.SCI.SPEECH PATHOLOGY)
After working in an office environment for over 15 years, Sana undertook a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Sydney. Sana has gained valuable experience working with both adults and children across a range of settings, including hospitals, community health and schools. She has a special interest in helping adults who have neurological disorders, in particular those resulting from strokes. For a couple of years Sana coordinated Mortdale's stroke group to assist them with achieving optimal communication through voice, speech and language therapy. She also works with clients in Nursing Homes and at home.
MARWA ELARIF (BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY)
Marwa is a Speech Pathologist, who has worked with clients from infancy to adulthood in a variety of settings including schools and rehabilitation hospitals. She enjoys working with people and helping them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Being naturally warm and vibrant helps her to develop connections with clients. Marwa is passionate about engaging children in therapy to get the best results possible in their session. Marwa is also fluent in Arabic.
MIA KHOMA (MSLP) - CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE
Mia graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. Her clinical experience includes working with clients of all ages from pre-schoolers to elderly and across a range of settings including community health centres, schools and hospitals. She has a special interest in developmental disabilities and neurological disorders with impairment of speech, language, fluency or swallowing. Apart from English, Mia is fluent in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
SAMAH TAWBE (B.APP.SCI.SPEECH PATHOLOGY)
Samah has had the opportunity of working in a range of schools across Sydney as well as in the country in Broken Hill and Wilcannia. More recently Samah has worked in the public schools of Penshurst West, Carlton South, Lugarno, Sans Souci and St Mary Star of the Sea (Hurstville). Her experience includes working together with teachers to deliver language enrichment activities to students throughout preschool to year 3. Samah is also fluent in Arabic (Lebanese dialect).
CASSANDRA DUNN (MSLP)
Cassandra graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. She has gained valuable experience working with children aged 2-16 years in disability services, community health and in school and home based settings. She has a special interest in developmental disabilities, speech sound disorders and literacy. Cassandra enjoys collaborating with families and teachers to develop functional therapy goals.
Cassandra has also worked in acute hospital and rehabilitation settings to provide communication and swallowing intervention to adults who have had traumatic brain injuries and strokes.
MEGAN TRAINOR (MSLP)
Megan completed a Masters of Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney. She has had clinical experience working with children in preschool, primary school and private practice environments in urban and rural settings. This experience included assessment and treatment of speech, language, stuttering and social skills difficulties. She also has experience working with adults in a variety of hospital settings, targeting speech, language and swallowing difficulties. Megan has a special interest in speech sound disorders and dysphagia.
TIM MITRY (MSLP)
Tim completed a Masters of Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney. He has had clinical experiences with adults in a range of hospital settings targeting speech, language, voice, and swallowing. He also has experience working with children with differing levels of complexity and disabilities both in schools and in their homes. Tim has also developed an interest in helping people with rehabilitation of their voice and swallow, and he seeks to ensure his goals are functional and created in partnership with his clients.
GINNIE WONG (B.APP.SCI.SPEECH PATHOLOGY)
Ginnie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney. She has clinical experience working with adults in hospitals, aged care facilities and group homes. Her experience includes speech, language, fluency and swallowing. Ginnie also has experience working in schools across Sydney and rural NSW. She has a special interest in collaborating with teachers and parents to work on functional and curriculum based goals. Ginnie is also fluent in Cantonese.
DOMINIQUE WESTON (B.APP.SCI.SPEECH PATHOLOGY)
Dominique received First Class Honours at the University of Sydney. After university she gained two years clinical experience working with clients 0-19 years of age. Dominique has broad ranging international experience which includes presenting her research about Cleft Palate in Turin, and working as a volunteer mentor to Speech and Language Therapists in Vietnam. She has also worked for four years in London for the NHS. Whilst in the UK she specialised in the area of adolescent clients, within multidisciplinary and educational teams.
EVELYN URBANIAK (MSLP)
Evelyn graduated with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. She has clinical experience with paediatrics in the school and home environment, in particular the areas of speech, language, and disability. As well as this, she has experience with adults in the community, nursing home and hospital setting including the areas of speech, language, stuttering and dysphagia. She is passionate about helping clients of all ages achieving functional goals. Evelyn is also fluent in Polish.