Talk to Literacy
Lynne Middleton began her â??Talk to Literacyâ?� Practice in Mundaring in 2003. A mother of five children, Lynne has been a practising speech pathologist for over 30 years. She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, and a Hanen Facilitator for the â??It Takes Two to Talkâ?� , â??Talkabilityâ?� and the â??More than Wordsâ?� Programs. Lynne is also trained in the Circle of Security Approach, the delivery of the Secret Agent Society Social Skills Program for children aged from 8-12 years and the SOS Approach to Feeding Program.
Lynne has worked in a variety of settings and in multi-disciplinary teams with the Western Australian Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Education.
Lynne is committed to providing efficient and cost effective speech pathology services to her clients. She believes therapy should be fun both in the clinic and at home.
An Early Speech and Language Screening tool, the MELSÂ© was developed by Lynne to identify pre-school children who may be at risk for speech and language problems. This tool is being used in a number of Early Childhood Settings in Australia.
Lynne is particularly interested in early language, childhood speech disorders, autism, early literacy, and adolescent language.
Lynne was the President of the PSPAWA from 2003 to 2008. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and she believes that Speech Pathologists play a key role in ensuring individuals with communication difficulties maintain their quality of life.
Communication is the key to advocacy.