Learn More-Talk Solutions

Learn More-Talk Solutions

Dr Michele Rahmani

RESUME

Name: Michele Rahmani

Mobile: 0431 101 956

Email: michele@talksolutions.com.au

Website: www.talksolutions.com.au

Languages: English, French, Persian and some Spanish

QUALIFICATIONS

Melbourne

2006

Doctorate in Education, Melbourne UniversityTitle: A Study of Teachers' Attitudes toward the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in Regular Primary Schools.

2000

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.

1999

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)

Queensland

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

Sydney

1986 - President of the NSW Private Speech Pathology Association, Sydney

1984 - Australian Association of Speech and Hearing (NSW branch) support council member, Sydney.

United Kingdom

1971 - Speech Pathology Degree

Licentiateship of the College of Speech Therapists, (LCST), London, England

Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English, London, England.

Professional Memberships

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

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Melbourne

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)

  • School consultations to teachers of integrated children (Catholic, independent and state facilities as requested)
  • 1999 to October 2000
  • Pathologist, part time, Specialist Children’s Services, Footscray, Melbourne
  • 1999 to July 1999
  • Pathologist, part time, Early Intervention Program, West Preston, Melbourne.

Queensland

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.

1995-1998

Involved in developing the ascertainment guidelines and the action plan for students with disabilities and the guidelines for students with Speech-Language Impairment.

1987-1989

Speech Pathologist Maryborough, Queensland, Education Queensland

Sydney

1987-1996

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.

1984-1987

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.

1983

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.

1980-1984

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.

1980

Speech Pathologist, locum. NSW Dept. of Health, Burwood, Sydneypaediatric and adult rehabilitation. Parent education and counselling were part of the service delivery.

Teheran, Iran

1978-1979

Speech Pathologist, The Medical Rehabilitation Institute of Teheran Speech Therapy Adviser, Teheran University, Teheran, Iran.

1973-1977
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.

Edinburgh, Scotland

1971-1973

Acting Senior Speech Pathologist, The Royal Infirmary and Western General Hospital.

Department of Surgical Neurology, Edinburgh, Scotland.