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"I strive to provide a client-centred approach that makes a real difference in a person's everyday communication or swallowing abilities. I take the time to know a person and work collaboratively with family, significant others and healthcare/medical support. I pride myself on being approachable, empathetic and knowledgeable. I do not believe in a 'one box fits all' approach to disorders or communication needs."
Eleanor graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist & Audiologist in 1999 and received a postgraduate merit award for further studies in the field. She went on to gain an MA in Speech and Language Pathology in 2003 and an MSc in Forensic Science (2010). Eleanor has over 17 years' experience with adult and paediatric clients, both in the UK and abroad. She has worked extensively in London and the South of England, including contract posts with St. George's Hospital, University Hospital Southampton, Barts & The London, Frimley Park Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Brain Injury Foundation, Poole Hospital, Dorset County Hospital and Lymington Hospital. Eleanor has also provided training and support to newly qualified SLTs and other professionals, in a wide variety of settings. She has worked as a clinical tutor for speech, language and audiology students at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Areas of specialty within the field of adult neurology, include:
Aphasia, including Primary Progressive variant.
Parkinson's disease and other progressive neurological disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease etc)
Acquired brain injury
Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
Medico Legal cases
Training of relevant professionals (GPs, Nursing and Care staff etc)
Eleanor is also a certified LSVT-Loud clinician (intensive voice & speech therapy programme for Parkinson's and other related diseases).
Areas of interest
stroke; brain injury; progressive neurological disorders; Parkinson's disease; swallowing disorders; voice; LSVT-Loud
Postgraduate Merit Award for further studies in Speech & Language Pathology (2000)
Courses offered to GPs
- BA Hons Speech & Hearing Therapy University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 1999
- MA Speech & Language Pathology University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 2003
- MSc Forensic Science London South Bank University 2010
- LSVT-Loud LSVT 2015
- Excellence in Report Writing (Expert Witness Training) Bond Solon 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Medico Legal Clinical Excellence Network for SLTs
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
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Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: newforestslt