“I help people communicate, what’s your super power?

Michelle Batey (nee Santarelli) is the other director of Early Start Speech Pathology. Michelle graduated from Newcastle University in 2004, and is a local Newcastle girl at heart. There are not too many people in Newcastle Shell doesn’t know. 

Michelle is currently working clinically; Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and works from both Wallsend and Warners Bay offices.

Michelle is known to never be able to say no to her clients and goes above and beyond to support them and their families. Some of her long term clients she sees, on the Autism Spectrum, have been on her caseload for 8 years and considers Michelle part of the family.

Michelle is MULTILIT, social thinking, HANEN and Floortime trained.

Michelle has joined Early Start’s boy club and has one curious toddler, Luca and who could forget her naughty chocolate Labrador, Henry.