Our Team

Early Start-Speech Pathology Our Team

Providing Speech pathology services in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Early Start Speech Pathology clinics are located in Lambton and Warners Bay, providing high quality speech pathology assessment and intervention in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions.

Early Start Speech Pathology therapists are highly trained Speech Pathologists, with each therapist participating in and attending numerous professional development training and courses throughout the year.

Michelle Batey leads the team at Early Start Speech Pathology and provides the clinic and therapists with a wealth of experience, support and expertise.

Early Start Speech Pathology was established in 2008 and are a team of familiar faces that have worked together for a number of years. We are a close knit group of professionals who always support, encourage and guide each other.

Early Start Speech Pathology aims to provide the best possible intervention service to your child in a family-focused, friendly environment. Click on the therapist’s name to read about their clinical interests, experience and additional training programs. 

Michelle Batey

Michelle Batey

Director/Senior Speech  Pathologist

Tabitha McPhee

Tabitha Chaseling

Speech Pathologist

Lara Humphries

Lara Humphries

Speech Pathologist 

Ella Bennett

Ella Bennett

Speech Pathologist

Hannah Parker

Hannah Parker

Speech Pathologist

Jane Bottyan

Jane Bottyan

Speech Pathologist

Libby Boyd

Libby Boyd

Speech Pathologist