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I am a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist qualifying from De Montfort University Leicester in 2001 with a BSC Honors degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Since then I have worked for the NHS providing assessment and treatment to children and families from 18 months up to 18 years of age. I have a specialist knowledge in the assessment and treatment of stammering, having jointly led the Dysfluency (stammering) service in my last role. I have also worked in a number of schools, nurseries and clinics to treat the following areas;
Speech delay / disorder
Language delay /disorder including Specific Language Impairment
Social Communication / Autistic Spectrum Disorders,
General Developmental Delay
Attention and Listening difficulites
I am committed to my profession and to providing good practice and I regularly attend training courses to further my knowledge. Specialist training at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, in London and in the Lidcombe approach to stammering, enables me to provide specific treatment approaches in a specialist service for dysfluent clients.
A large part of my work is with clients with speech difficulties and language impairment having had many years experience in these conditions working for the NHS. On-going professional development allows me to provide evidence based treatment within these areas.
I strongly believe in early intervention for all Speech and Language Difficulties. Noticing a problem early and seeking appropriate advice and support often means it is much easier to make the changes you desire.
I am a member of the Health and Care Professions council no SL07373, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists no. 14563 the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice no.2251 and have an enhanced CRB check.
Areas of interest
Speech delay / disorder;
Language delay /disorder including Specific Language Impairment;
Social Communication / Autistic Spectrum Disorders;
General Developmental Delay;
Attention and Listening difficulties.
- BSC Hons Human Communication, Speech and Language Therapy De Montfort University 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
Health and Care Professions Council (HCP)
Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent practice (ASLTIP)
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.