MEET THE TEAM.
With over 14 years of clinical experience practicing in both London and Melbourne, Sara has treated primary and secondary school students with a range of learning needs in mainstream and specialist settings. She is committed to providing a high quality service by implementing evidence-based direct instruction that can be directly linked to the classroom curriculum.
Sara has also provided support to teachers working with students with language learning difficulties, specifically in the secondary school setting. Sara has embarked on additional specialist training in the area of Literacy, which is used to explicitly enhance reading and writing skills. Whilst developing individualized programs for each student, Sara ensures intervention follows an intensive, systematic, structured, sequential and evidence-based approach. In addition, Sara is a qualified Cogmed coach and has undergone training in the internationally recognized It Takes Two to Talk Program®, run by the Hanen Centre.
Sara believes that working collaboratively with parents, schools and other professionals is fundamental in ensuring her clients improve their language and literacy skills to reach their academic potential. Sara also believes that it is critical to ensure the student’s self-esteem and confidence is developed so they too feel empowered in their learning.
Sara is registered with Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
Samantha has a passion for early childhood development and a keen interest in working with people who have difficulties in the area of fine and gross motor skills, handwriting, sensory processing, social and self-care skills, to remove barriers that hinder participation. Samantha has received specialist training in the areas of Sensory Processing including the treatment of sensory defensiveness, The Alert Program, social and emotional skill development and the multi-award winning Handwriting Without Tears Program. Additional to individual and group therapy sessions, Samantha offers a variety of professional development workshops, training and consultancy to empower teachers and students, to reach their true learning potential. She is committed to provide services that are informed by the latest evidence based practice to inform intervention and provide platform for delivery
Samantha is a registered practitioner with the Allied Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is also a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.