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I am a speech and language therapist (also known as speech therapist or speech pathologist) specialised in the field of paediatric feeding and communication difficulties.
I trained in South Africa at the University of Stellenbosch where I qualified as a speech pathologist and audiologist (B. Speech Pathology and Audiology) in 1997. I obtained my Master’s degree in Speech Pathology (MSc Speech Pathology) at the University of Cape Town in 2001.
Since moving to the UK in 2000, I worked in various paediatric community and acute NHS hospital settings throughout London. I currently work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on a part time basis as a specialist in paediatric feeding difficulties. I have published research papers and presented at conferences in the UK and Europe on the topic of paediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties. I am a member of the medical advisory board of the UK national charity for children with gastroesophageal reflux (www.livingwithreflux.org).
I set up my private practice 2003. At present I provide private speech therapy at my practice based at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital. I work closely with general paediatricians, paediatric gastroenterogists, paediatric psychiatrist, developmental paediatrician, nurse specialist (gastroenterology), paediatric dietician, paediatric physiotherapist, paediatric occupational therapist and play specialist to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of communication and feeding difficulties.