Lara Humphries (nee Dicicco) has been with the Early Start Speech Pathology team since early 2016. She graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2012 and commenced her career working for the Upper Hunter Community Health service across multiple locations including Muswellbrook, Scone, Denman, and Merriwa. Lara has worked with paediatric and adult client caseloads in both acute and rehabilitation settings, however has since narrowed her passion to working purely with children, adolescents and their families. She has experience working across rural and regional areas, in both the public sector and private practice.

Lara is a Hanen trained speech pathologist and has received extensive training across multiple areas of Speech Pathology including phonology, literacy, social communication, alternate and augmentative communication (AAC) systems, early language and play.

Lara is an enthusiastic member of the Early Start team and has a passion for early intervention, speech sound disorders, and preschool language.

She currently works full time at both our Wallsend and Warners Bay offices.