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Name: Michele Rahmani
Mobile: 0431 101 956
Languages: English, French, Persian and some Spanish
Doctorate in Education, Melbourne University Title: A Study of Teachers' Attitudes toward the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in Regular Primary Schools.
Master in Education, Computers in Early Childhood, Melbourne University
Title of Thesis: Introducing a computer corner in an early intervention setting for young children with speech-language concerns.
Post graduate diploma in Computer Education. Melbourne University. Courses completed
Teaching with information technology (1998)
Software tools in education (1999)
Telecommunications & multimedia (1999)
New visions for teaching and learning (1999)
1992 - Videography course, Hervey Bay Senior College, Hervey Bay, Qld. Production elements, post production technology for use in videographic presentations of Speech Pathology related modules.
1991 - Key Teacher Training Course, English Language Arts, Education Queensland
1986 - President of the NSW Private Speech Pathology Association, Sydney
1984 - Australian Association of Speech and Hearing (NSW branch) support council member, Sydney.
1971 - Speech Pathology Degree
Licentiateship of the College of Speech Therapists, (LCST), London, England
Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English, London, England.
Member of Speech Pathology Australia (current)
Speech Pathology Australia Professional Self-regulation requirements (current)
Affiliate member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (1983-1992)
Member of the British College of Speech Therapists (1971-1991)
Registered with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
Service Provider registered with NDIS, FaHCSIA, Better Start and Medicare
2007 to Present Date
Full-time private speech pathologist
- 131 St. Georges Rd. Northcote 3070
- Archer Court Clinic, 2 Archer Crt. Gladstone Park 3043
- Aitken College, Greenvale
Clientele: Children and adults with speech, language, voice, fluency and communication disorders
Direct service delivery to individual families and groups of children (5-15 years), and adults presenting with learning difficulties, and disorders, including Spectrum disorders, including autism.
o Parent education workshops to families receiving the service
o Support to children in their community settings, their child care centres, and kindergartens
o Support to individuals and families in their homes as necessary and requested
1998 to 2007
Speech Pathologist, Early Childhood Intervention, Broadmeadows, Melbourne involving
o Direct service delivery to individual families and groups of children 2-5 years of age, presenting with developmental delays and disorders, and children with Spectrum disorders, including autism.
2002 to 2007
Part time Speech Pathology Private Practice (sole)
o Darebin Community Health Centre, Northcote, Melbourne paediatric practice (2002-2006)
o Aitken College, Greenvale, Melbourne (primary and secondary students)
o Home Visits (paediatric, including Autism and PDD)
Mid. 1989 - March1998
Speech-Language Pathologist In-Charge, Wide Bay Districts, Education Queensland. Supervisor of a regional team of 8 speech pathologists. Clinical caseload at the Special Education Developmental Centre. Children below 5 yrs of age - developmental delay and disability - all impairment areas. Heavily involved in training teachers and teacher aides in including students of diverse abilities and from diverse cultural backgrounds in regular classes.
Involved in developing the ascertainment guidelines and the action plan for students with disabilities and the guidelines for students with Speech-Language Impairment.
Speech Pathologist Maryborough, Queensland, Education Queensland
Director of 'Human Communication Services Pty. Ltd.', a desktop publishing company publishing and distributing books, materials, resources and software for the field of Special Education and Speech Pathology. Popular publications and resources: The Hanen Early Language resources and videotapes, the Sequenced Inventory of Communication Development (SICD) and the LinguiSystems resources.
Full time private practitioner, Northmead, Sydney. A paediatric speech pathology clinic catering for clients, within the range of communication, speech and language disorders. Medico-legal work was also involved.
Part time roving clinical supervisor of speech pathology students, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Lidcombe, Sydney. Part time speech pathology adviser to schools, NSW Education Dept. Liverpool, Sydney.
Speech Pathologist, Sub-normal Children’s Welfare Association, Ryde, Sydney. Home based early intervention programmes. Transdisciplinary approach within a team of early childhood worker, special educator, physiotherapist and occupational therapist.
Speech Pathologist, locum. NSW Dept. of Health, Burwood, Sydney paediatric and adult rehabilitation. Parent education and counselling were part of the service delivery.
Speech Pathologist, The Medical Rehabilitation Institute of Teheran Speech Therapy Adviser, Teheran University, Teheran, Iran.
Departmental Supervisor, senior clinician, lecturer in Speech Pathology, (undergraduate program) School of Rehabilitation and Social Welfare, Teheran, Iran. Instrumental in the setting up of the first and all programs, courses, recruitment of professional staff, purchasing of resources and establishment of clinics across the city for student practice centres in a range of departments, including paediatric, ENT and neurosurgical.
Acting Senior Speech Pathologist, The Royal Infirmary and Western General Hospital.
Department of Surgical Neurology, Edinburgh, Scotland.