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Speech Pathology


Speech Pathology
Dr Samantha Turner – Speech Pathologist

Samantha completed her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University, and her PhD at The University of Melbourne. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings in Australia and the United Kingdom. She consults at our clinic as a member of Brenda Carey Speech Pathology; a highly respected and longstanding speech pathology group in Malvern East.

Samantha enjoys working with children and is passionate about supporting their early development. She can assess most speech and language concerns in any age group. Working in partnership with families, she provides strengths-based care to help children reach their full potential. Her caseload typically includes preschool children who are “late talkers”, children whose speech is difficult to understand or who mispronounce sounds and children who have language skills that appear less developed than their peers. To this work, Samantha also brings her own experiences as a parent of two young children.

Samantha has a special interest in childhood speech disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria, and has spent many years researching these conditions as part of an international team at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The University of Melbourne. Her research is internationally recognised and published. Samantha also teaches speech pathology students at The University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University.

Samantha consults from Bluff Road Medical on Thursday mornings from 9.30am, and provides home visits in the Bayside area on Thursday afternoons. For any queries or to make an appointment to see Samantha, please contact her receptionist on 9571 5843, online at Brenda Carey Stuttering Treatment Centre, or ask Bluff Road Medical reception for one of her business cards.

Please Read re Covid-19 Update – Speech Pathology:

Speech pathology services remain open for telehealth 6 days a week. Along with Sam, there are 9 other speech clinicians, all highly experienced and well placed to provide therapy to children and adolescents with speech and language difficulty and stuttering issues. Once social distancing measures minimize, we will start seeing our Speech clients face-to-face again at BRMC. Recently Medicare has extended EPC consults to telehealth, and Bupa is providing rebates for telehealth speech therapy to those with ancillary/extra’s cover. Please call 9571 5843 to arrange remote sessions to access services.