Natalie Williamson is Company Director and founder of LAB learning Clinic. Along with Sarah, Natalie
is the clinical director across LAB’s four offices and online hub. Natalie has over 17 years experience
working in the education industry, in schools and with children one-on-one. She has a passion for
creativity, learning, fitness and coffee.
Natalie started LAB Learning Clinic with Sarah when one of her boys was not progressing in reading,
spelling and writing skills. He was falling further behind despite intervention at school. Natalie
completed MSL training through the Australian Dyslexia Association, and shall we say the rest is
history. Natalie loves learning, she is currently completing a Masters of Speech Pathology through
Charles Sturt University.
On the weekends, Natalie spends her time watching her three very active boys row, play cricket and
soccer. Natalie loves to keep fit and to socialize with friends at BBQs.
You will find Natalie developing products, discussing case studies with staff, training staff and ensuring LAB’s offices and online hub are running like a well oiled machine.
Sarah Barnes is a dyslexia specialist and LAB Learning Clinic’s clinical director and founder. Sarah has a masters degree in special education and over 25 years’ experience working in mainstream classrooms, special education settings, and consultancy roles.
Having trained at the associate and certified levels with the Academy of Orton Gillingham and obtaining her AMADA with IMSLE Australia, Sarah was fortunate to combine her love of travel and passion for supporting learners with dyslexia to work at Camp Spring Creek. One of only four accredited Summer Camps for learners with Dyslexia in the USA.
Sarah is a consultant member of Learning Difficulties Australia. As well as providing comprehensive clinical, educational assessments, Sarah works extensively with educational psychologists and other allied health professionals to support with the diagnosis of specific learning disorders such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
Sarah is passionate about parent support, advocacy, and professional development. For families new to the world of learning difficulties or facing new challenges in their child’s educational journey, Sarah is able to offer support and guidance.
In her spare time, Sarah loves to swim in the region’s ocean baths, participate in ocean swims and hike in remote areas. She looks forward to further overseas travel with her husband and fellow director, Daniel, now that their two children are grown and living away from home.
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