Shannon Chapman is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Member of Speech Pathology Australia and the Owner/Director of DARE Speech Pathology. Since completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland, she has continued to seek professional development and evidence-based research in the assessment and management of literacy disorders, such as dyslexia. Shannon has a particular interest in assistive technology options, including a range of text-to-speech and speech-to-text software programs, which provide students with an alternative way to access and engage with text. Her colleagues consider her a "tech-spert" (technology expert) as she is able to troubleshoot all manner of IT problems and enjoys collecting new gadgets.
Shannon is committed to motivating her clients to reach their true potential, fostering their love of learning and preparing them for the future. Her cheerful personality and quirky sense of humour makes therapy fun for clients and her collaborative approach ensures children and their families feel actively involved in the goal-setting and therapy process.
Shannon is a certified TextHelp Read & Write Gold Trainer.