Sarah Horsfield

Speech Pathologist

B Sp Path MSPA CPSP

Sarah comes to Therapy Matters with a distinguished record of academic achievement from Southern Cross University (SCU) having graduated with academic excellence awards for each year of study. Sarah will combine her part-time role with Therapy Matters with further study at SCU, to complete a Bachelor of Innovation (Honours) where she will be embarking on a research project which aims to contribute meaningfully to evidence-based practice in Speech Pathology.

Sarah is a diligent, innovative and enthusiastic clinician with a keen interest in the advancements in technology (especially AI) and what this could look like for the speech therapy in the future. Sarah is passionate about tailoring sessions to include child interests and working with families and schools. Prior to finding her professional home in the speech pathology field, Sarah spent several years in early childhood education working primarily with children 0-5 years of age. Sarah is excited to be returning to fun, creative and rewarding work engaging with children to achieve their communication goals.

Sarah became a qualified speech pathologist in 2024.

She has done further training in:

  • Key Word Sign (May)

  • Sounds Write (April)

She works at St Joseph’s Primary (Murwillumbah) and West Burleigh Clinic on alternating Wednesdays and in our Murwillumbah Clinic on Thursdays and Fridays.

What’s your favourite toy?

Mr. Potato Head was one of my favourite toys growing up! I’ve spent countless hours assembling and disassembling all the pieces in funny and imaginative ways. I now get to share my love of Mr. Potato Head as part of my work.

Mr. Potato Head’s versatility allows me to engage children in a playful and interactive manner, fostering a comfortable environment for speech and language development. By incorporating Mr. Potato Head into my sessions I can tailor activities to the unique needs and goals of each child, promoting individualised progress in a fun and motivating way. This allows me to target essential communication skills such as talking in sentences, body part names, colours and following directions. Furthermore, the imaginative play facilitated by Mr. Potato Head encourages storytelling, enhancing both language and intellectual abilities.”