Introducing our presenters.
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Dr Karyn Carson
Dr Karyn Carson is a speech-language pathologist and has worked extensively, in Australia and abroad, in early intervention and school-based settings with individuals with speech, language, and literacy difficulties. She has published numerous international articles related to evidence-based practice in the areas of early screening, identification, and intervention for children with speech, language, and literacy difficulties. Karyn has won national awards for her presentations and has also been the recipient of grants to support research initiatives.
Karyn is the director of ‘The Soundmill Centre’, a small business that advocates for the early identification and prevention of speech, language and literacy difficulties among pre-school and school-aged children through provision of specialist support and advice to children and families.
Emily is a Speech Pathologist and Director of Lively Eaters Feeding Services. Emily works with families Australia wide to successfully change children and family's eating cultures and habits and reduce the stress and negativity that mealtimes have often become. Emily has worked within paediatric inpatient, outpatient and community speech pathology since 2000. She has specialised in infant and paediatric feeding difficulties, working at both hospital and clinic settings. Prior to establishing Lively Eaters, Emily worked in her own paediatric private practice and provided assessment and therapy for general speech and language delays and disorders, Autism and Asperger assessments, children with complex medical and development disorders and feeding difficulties.
Over the last 20 years Emily has provided assessment and therapy for general speech and language delays and disorders, Autism and Asperger assessments, children with complex medical and development disorders and feeding difficulties. She has supported families of children with feeding difficulties from neonate units, paediatric wards, cleft palate clinic (FMC), Children's Assessment Team, family homes and education settings.
Emily is currently undertaking her Dr of Philosophy (PhD) specialising in teaching enterally fed (tube fed) children to eat and drink.
Dr Tom Nehmy
Director of Healthy Minds, Clinical Psychologist
Dr Tom Nehmy is the founder of Healthy Minds. More than 20,000 people have attended his workshops, training programs, invited addresses, and conference presentations across Australia and overseas.
Tom has co-authored 10 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and was awarded the 2015 Flinders University Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. He is involved in the accreditation and training process of all Healthy Minds schools and companies.