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Sarah Turner

Sarah graduated from Macquarie University in 1996 with a BA (Psychology). She continued studying and graduated from Sydney University in 2000 with a B.Applied Science (Speech Pathology). Sarah co-founded the GCFC with dear friend, Linda Collier in 2011. Their vision was to create a multidiscplinary treatment centre dedicated to supporting the lives of children and their families. 

Sarah's Story

Sarah has 22 years experience working in paediatrics in both public and private practices. Sarah is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is committed to ongoing professional development and has completed additional training including:

  • Paediatric Feeding Education Program (Sarah Starr, Melissa Parkin & Anne Rosten)

  • Infant Feeding Issues: General assessment and Intervention and Reflux (Dr Julie Cichero)

  • The SOS Approach to Feeding. Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders.

  • The SOS Approach to Feeding. Parents as partners - Working with Parents to Maximise Engagement; 

  • Feeding the Child on the Autism Spectrum, and The ‘Food Scientist’ Approach

  • Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop (Babble & Munch) 

  • Paediatric Feeding Foundations (Babble & Munch)

  • The Feeding Lab (Babble & Munch)

  • Responsive Feeding Therapy in Early Intervention (age 0-3)

  • It Takes Two to Talk® (The Hanen Program®)

  • LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning)

  • Introduction to PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

  • Bridging Techniques to PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

  • Orofacial Myology (AOMC Australian Orofacial Myology Collaboration)

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (The Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology)

  • CranioSacral Therapy 1

  • CranioSacral Therapy 2

  • The Power of Play (2019 Profectum conference, California)

  • Therapressure© Brushing Protocol, Sensory Defensiveness (Patricia & Julia Wilbarger)

  • M.O.R.E. - Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions, (Patricia Oetter & Eileen Richter)

  • DIR®/ FloortimeTM

  • Interactive Metronome Certification Course & Best Practices

  • ADOS 2 - Diagnostic Assessment training

  • ADIR - Diagnostic Assessment training

  • Bayley -Diagnostic Assessment training

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