Our Team


Sarah Barton (B.App.Sci.SpeechPathology Hons. Class 1)

As the principal Speech and Language Therapist, Sarah has gained broad ranging professional skills. Sarah has worked with adults in acute and rehabilitation hospitals and in nursing homes; as well as with children in community health centres. Currently, she works with schools (in collaboration with Sydney University) to help pupils better engage with the curriculum. Sarah has spoken at many forums and popular demand seminars to principals, allied health teams, nursing staff and parent groups.





Melanie Chin (BHlthSci, MSLP)

Melanie graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Therapy from the University of Sydney. As a senior clinician and mentor, she brings valuable experience in a range of services for children in clinic, pre- school and school settings. She has also worked in hospitals providing dysphagia assessments for people who have had traumatic brain injuries and strokes.

Being able to speak Cantonese has also enabled Melanie to support Chinese families where English is not the primary language spoken in the home.




Kenneth Garcia(B.App.Sci.Speech Pathology)

Ken's background is in helping children and adults with autism and developmental disability. Ken is experienced in the design and implementation of iPad and picture based communication systems (PECS). Ken also works with infants, children and adults who have feeding and swallowing difficulties. Fluent in both spoken and written Cantonese Ken adds a significant skill set to our multi-lingual practice. 


Samah Tawbe (B.App.Sci.Speech Pathology)

Samah has had the opportunity of working in a range of schools across Sydney as well as in the country in Broken Hill and Wilcannia. More recently Samah has worked in the public schools of Penshurst West, Carlton South, Lugarno, Sans Souci and St Mary Star of the Sea (Hurstville). Her experience includes working together with teachers to deliver language enrichment activities to students throughout preschool to year 3. She has provided services to adult stroke patients as part of the Stroke Outreach Service where she has helped stroke patients work on their communication skills and is currently the Speech-Language Pathologist for the St. George Area Stroke Group.

Cassandra Dunn (MSLP)

Cassandra graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. She has gained valuable experience working with children aged 2-16 years in disability services, community health and in school and home based settings. She has a special interest in developmental disabilities, speech sound disorders and literacy. Cassandra enjoys collaborating with families and teachers to develop functional therapy goals.

Cassandra has also worked in acute hospital and rehabilitation settings to provide communication and swallowing intervention to adults who have had traumatic brain injuries and strokes.

Sana Munro (B.App.Sci.Speech Pathology)

After working in an office environment for over 15 years, Sana undertook  a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Sydney. During her degree, she gained valuable experience working with both adults and children across a range of settings, including hospitals, community health and schools. She has a special interest in helping adults who have neurological disorders, in particular those resulting from stokes. Sana joins the AllSALT team working with Mortdale's stroke group and with adult clients to assist them with achieving optimal communication through voice, speech and language therapy. She is also working with clients in Nursing Homes and at home.

Anna Birch (MSLP)

Anna graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Therapy from the University of Sydney. Her clinical experience spans from working with children with a range of speech, language, literacy, and developmental difficulties at school, at home, and in community health, to working with hospital based adults with swallowing and communication difficulties following stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurological disorder. Anna has a special interest in the areas of child speech, language, and literacy with a focus on functional and accessible communication goals, and she has a background of working with adults in the disabled community.

Terry Chou (B.App.Sci.Speech Pathology)

Terry completed her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney. She has had clinical experiences across different schools and hospitals in both Sydney and rural NSW. Terry has a special interest in working in communities such as schools to help improve access to the curriculum and developing functional goals for children with Autism. Her therapy approach focuses on working together with parents, carers and teachers to establish curriculum based goals. 




Mia Mendu (MSLP)

Mia graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. Her clinical experience includes working with clients of all ages from pre-schoolers to elderly and across a range of settings including community health centres, schools and hospitals. She has a special interest in developmental disabilities and neurological disorders with impairment of speech, language, fluency or swallowing. Apart from English, Mia is fluent in French, Portuguese and  Spanish. 

Tim Mitry (MSLP)

Tim completed a Masters of Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney. He has had clinical experiences with adults in a range of hospital settings targeting speech, language, voice, and swallowing. He also has experience working with children with differing levels of complexity and disabilities both in schools and in their homes. Tim has also developed an interest in helping people with rehabilitation of their voice and swallow, and he seeks to ensure his goals are functional and created in partnership with his clients.


Richard Barton (Practice Manager)

After many years of managing not-for-profit organisations and businesses across a variety of industries, Richard's administrative support ensures that all our clients receive timely responses to enquiries in a professional manner. Additionally, Richard oversees AllSALT’s education and media profile, assisting our clinicians to keep up to date with the latest evidence based research into best practice in Speech-Language Therapy.



All our speech and language therapists are registered with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veteran's Affairs, the Better Start Initiative and all major private health care funds. Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can use their FaHCSIA funding for speech and language therapy provided by AllSALT.


All clinicians undergo continual in-house training in addition to external professional development to ensure that we offer the most researched assessment and intervention techniques to our clients.


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