Merrin Torpy (she / her) is a speech pathologist who believes that strong connections and good relationships are at the heart of communication.
She adores the aspect of her role that allows for the forming of strong relationships with clients and families.
Her experience includes work with children and adults, addressing a wide and varied range of communication and swallowing goals.
Merrin brings her passion for assessment, planning and therapy for people with:
social communication challenges, selective mutism, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), complex communication needs, dementia, progressive neurological disease / Parkinson's Disease, speech sound disorders, stuttering, voice, foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, motor-speech challenges, (CAS, AoS, dysarthria), literacy and language challenges (e.g. aphasia post-stroke or developmental language disorders), to her Telehealth practice.
Sabrina grew up in Canada, where she completed her Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Sciences. She then moved to warm and sunny Australia to pursue her career goal of becoming a Speech Pathologist, completing her studies at Griffith University.
Her principal approach for therapy uses both practical applications and quality interactions. She believes that every therapy session and program should be adapted to the communicative and social needs of the individual.
Speech is a gift and Sabrina endeavours to use hers in a meaningful and rewarding way by helping people of all demographics to improve and restore their ability to communicate.
When not in clinic, Sabrina can often be found hiking around trails, mountains and waterfalls in Southeast Queensland or experiencing new food spots on weekends.
Speech Pathology Assistant
Emily began work with BHN in 2020 as a receptionist, and as of April 2022 has stepped into her new role as Speech Pathology Assistant. As a Speech Pathology student in her final year of study, Emily is more-than-excited to be working alongside the team to support your little ones with their communication. She is particularly passionate about working in the area of paediatric speech and language. In her spare time Emily loves to spend her time reading and writing fiction, playing the piano, singing at the of her lungs and spending time with her favourite brothers.