Speech Pathologist

Ba(DramArts), Ba(Arts), Ma(SpPath), MSPA, CPSP

Sally completed a Master's degree in Speech Pathology from La Trobe University, a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), and Fine Arts and Theatre Major in a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University. She also completed a Diploma of Speech and Drama from Trinity College, London. Sally is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a member of Australian Voice Association and Laryngology Society of Australasia. Sally diagnoses and manages a range of speech, language, fluency, literacy, voice and swallowing and upper airway disorders such as chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction. She has worked in private hospitals, inpatient and home rehabilitation, aged care facilities, private practice, and as a clinical educator and voice clinic co-ordinator at La Trobe Communication Clinic. With a particular interest in the management of voice disorders, Sally also worked for 4 years at Voice Medicine Australia in East Melbourne, where she provided therapy to clients presenting with a range of voice and upper airway disorders. She works with transgender clients to assist them with developing voice characteristics in line with their gender identity, and furthers her interest in this area of work as a member of GIIV (Gender Identity In Voice). Sally has a commitment to the provision of speech services to school aged children and dedicates part of her time to providing speech therapy to children in local schools in the Macedon and Mitchell shires. Sally has worked casually as a speech pathologist at the Royal Children's Hospital and in 2018 commenced a research project with La Trobe University and Karolinksa Institute, Sweden, examining the efficacy of transgender voice training.

Sally continues to develop her skills in the area of speech pathology management and keeps up to date with the developments in speech pathology research to ensure her clients are provided at all times with evidence based management. She is trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) to manage voice difficulties for those with Parkinson's Disease, and The Lidcombe and Camperdown Stuttering Programs. She has been a delegate at the Australasian Laryngology Society Conferences (2012, 2014, 2016), Voice Foundation in Philadelphia (2013), Pan European Voice Conference (PEVOC Florence, 2015, PEVOC Copenhagen, 2019) and the National Speech Pathology Australia Conference (2014, 2017).

Sally consults from her Lancefield clinic every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.