David Kinnane is a Speech-Language Pathologist. He holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney and was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholar Award for excellence in academic achievement for his year. David is Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified. He is trained in the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist.
David sits on Speech Pathology Australia’s Ethics Board and Professional Standards Advisory Committee, and is a part-time Associate Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney’s Graduate School of Health.
David is also a lawyer. For over 15 years, he worked for a global investment bank and leading international law firms in Sydney and Hong Kong, before committing himself to helping children and adults develop and make the most of their communication skills and achieve their academic, work and life goals.
In his spare time, David enjoys running, reading and writing, and updating his communication skills. In 2007, David was awarded an Honours Diploma in Feature and Freelance Writing from the London School of Journalism. In 2009, he completed the famous Robert McKee Story Seminar. And, in late 2012, he published his first novel for young adults called The Scattersmith.
David loves his work.