Michael Tate, Speech Pathologist
A summary of Michael's qualifications and experience:
Michael completed his degree in Speech Pathology in 2015 at James Cook University in Townsville QLD. Since graduating Michael has worked with several practices, including us at Skillbuilders, focusing on Speech and Language assessment of pre-school, primary and secondary school-aged children. He provides diagnostic and therapy services in the areas of functional communication skills, receptive and expressive language skills, articulation, hearing impairment, voice and fluency, play and social skills, and literacy concerns.
Michael's special interests and passions:
Michael has developed specialist skills and knowledge in a range of areas, with particular interests in language and speech sound development, literacy development and working with children with disabilities. In his 'other job' Michael trains new Recruits and Officer Cadets in the Army Reserves!
Michael is available for therapy appointments at both Canning Vale and Cockburn clinics, and can also conduct home and school visits.
Reason for loving what you do:
When we asked Michael the reason he loves his job he said, "I like trying to make therapy fun and motivating whilst challenging the children to reach their potential. I love working closely with families, seeing the growth and development of children and helping them reach their communication goals. Also, making a difference by enabling children to access the curriculum and get the most out of their learning opportunities."