Qualifications: Bachelor of Speech Pathology, University of Queensland, 2013
Since becoming a speech pathologist, I have gained valuable experience working in the city and the outback. I have worked in both government and private practice settings with children who have speech, language and literacy difficulties.
I particularly enjoy working in a mobile private practice. This gives me the chance to see how children function in their natural environments such as home and school. Seeing how children’s communication difficulties affect their activity and participation in these natural settings provides valuable information that assists me to set goals that are meaningful and individualised for each child. Working as a mobile therapist also gives me more opportunities to speak directly with parents and teachers and to set goals collaboratively.
I have a particular interest in language and literacy. Finding ways to make therapy for these targets engaging and enjoyable is a fun challenge! Even though I aim provide evidence based and responsive strategies for parents and teachers to help their children develop their communication skills, I believe in teamwork and I greatly value what I learn from the families and teachers I work with too.
Michael holds certifications in the following therapy programs and techniques, but uses a combination of modern, research-based approaches when working with children, to suit each individual’s needs: