Sarah Kappel is a vibrant and energetic clinician at Talking Heads with clinical experience in private and public sectors with children of all ages and with diverse communication needs. Amazed at the plasticity and capability of the human brain, Sarah comes from a neuroscience background and possesses a degree in Behavioural Neuroscience as well as Master’s in Speech Language Pathology.
She has abundant experience with children for whom English is a second language and has worked as a Speech Pathologist overseas with children from multilingual homes. In addition to working as a Speech Pathologist with children, and also adults, for numerous years, Sarah has worked closely with families in their homes as a Respite Carer for children with special needs. She enjoys working together with families and is passionate about utilising a family-centred and holistic approach to therapy.
Interested in widespread areas of speech pathology, and intent on providing best evidence-based care to all families with whom she works, Sarah is also trained in Australian Key Word Sign, Cognitive Language Therapy and the Spalding Method of Reading and Writing. She has extensive experience in the development of personalised high and low tech AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices and ensures her skills remain current through on-going research, workshops and special interest groups. She is well practiced in the assessment of speech, language, literacy and social skills and the delivery of therapy in clinic, school and home based environments. Sarah is available Monday to Friday at our Kogarah clinic and off site locations.
Sarah is passionate about improving the quality of life of each child and helping them unlock and reach their potential. Taking into consideration each child’s unique character, interests and strengths, and adopting a fun and upbeat approach to therapy, Sarah believes in working together as a team with each family to nurture a child’s skills and well-being.