Education, Career and Background:
I am a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who works independently in Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas. I have been practising as a Speech and Language Therapist since 2002. I have extensive experience in working in the NHS in the community clinic, in special schools, and in Early Years complex needs, using a variety of approaches in therapy, including Makaton signing, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), Talk Tools, Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme, AAC (Alternative and Augmentitive communication), Intensive Interaction, etc. I have worked independently since 2011.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cleft Palate and Speech Disorders.
Memberships include: the Health Professions Council (HPC), Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).
I have experience working with the following speech and language difficulties: Language delay or disorder; difficulties with speech sounds including auditory discrimination of speech sounds, phonology & articulation delay or disorder, verbal dyspraxia and Cleft palate associated speech disorders; Social communication difficulties; Listening and Attention difficulties that impact on understanding and use of language; and speech and language difficulties related to Autistic Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Difficulties, Global Developmental Delay and other Complex Needs.
I offer the following types of services as an independent therapist:
Formal and/or Informal Assessments, Liaising with other agencies involved if necessary, Individual Therapy Sessions, Online Therapy Sessions, Group Therapy Sessions, Reports, and Programmes. For more details on what these involve and fee structure please contact me to request an information pack.