Devon Barnes is the Clinical Director of the Lindfield Speech Pathology and Learning Centre which she established in 1990. She has over 40 years experience working with children and adults with speech, language, literacy and learning problems. Devon is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences and seminars. Devon has worked in both the public and private sectors with adults and children as both a speech pathologist and an audiologist. She has worked in hospitals, schools and community health centres, where her focus was managing children with learning and associated emotional difficulties. Her work included special schools where she treated children with hearing impairment, developmental delays, and language and learning difficulties. In the hospital environment she treated adults with neurological impairment resulting from head injuries and strokes. Since 1988 Devon has specialised in the assessment and treatment of children with learning difficulties and auditory processing disorder. In 2000 she established LearnFast Australia Pty Ltd to distribute the Fast ForWord programs.