ABOUT Sarah Creagh is a kind and caring Speech Pathologist. She is passionate about working with children to support them to reach their full potential. Sarah believes children learn best when they're having fun and aims to provide a fun therapy experience for you and your child. Sarah is an experienced speech pathologist in diagnosis and treatment of children with speech, language, social skills, play, phonological awareness and literacy difficulties and treating babies and children with feeding difficulties. Sarah is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist. She is a certified practicing member of the professional association Speech Pathology Australia, participating in their Professional Self Regulation (PSR) program. She has worked as a clinical eductor of Speech Pathology students in schools during 2017 and 2018. She is committed to maintaining up to date knowledge and learning new therapy techniques to ensure clients receive best practice. She has recently completed extra training (IAOM Approved Introductory and Advanced Training Course in July 2019) in myofunctional therapy (also known as orofacial myology) (myo = muscle + function) which encompasses therapy to support improving the muscle function of the face. Sarah is a Certified Sounds-Write Practitioner committed to helping children with literacy difficulties. Sarah studied at the University of Queensland where she received her Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She has worked in England and Australia. She has worked in Tertiary Hospitals in Brisbane, community health centres, a hospital and schools in Northern NSW and in Private Speech Pathology Practices. Sarah believes in using a family centred therapy approach. She has trained in the 'Coach Approach' with an 'Early Intervention Focus' to support parents to understand how they can help their child to achieve their desired therapy outcome. She has trained in 'Hanen It Takes Two To Talk', 'PROMPT therapy', 'The SOS Approach to Feeding' and the 'Lidcombe Program' for assessing and treating children who stutter. Sarah's focus is on working in partnership with parents, using their expertise and knowledge of their child, together with the therapists expertise to maximise treatment outcomes. Sarah works closely with education staff and other specialists who support the child, to ensure the best therapy outcomes are achieved. With three children of her own, Sarah understands and knows the parenting journey. Sarah aims to provide a caring supportive environment, expert advise and to teach parents practical strategies they can use to help their child reach their full potential. Sarah provides education and training for parents so they feel empowered to be able to move forward confidently knowing they have the strategies and tools they need to be able to support their child's speech, language, social skills, literacy and/or feeding development. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and their dog 'Banjo' and bird 'Summer'. Sarah loves making the most of the beautiful coastal region we live in and all it has to offer whether it's bushwalking, swimming at the beach or having a picnic with friends at our gorgeous local creek.