Qualifications

Qualifications and Professional Development

I completed a 4 year degree course at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1997, graduating with a BSc (honours) in Clinical Communication in Sciences.

I have been a practising member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) since 1997.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

I have been a practising member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) since September, 2014

As a self-employed practitioner, I have up-to-date DBS clearance, via checks made in schools and Local Authorities that I have worked in.

I have extensive experience of working in a range of settings including:

  • Community Clinics (general paediatric caseload).
  • Family support unit
  • Mainstream Schools (both Statemented and non-Statemented children).
  • MLD Schools ( including intervention with those with severe communication skills and social communication difficulties)
  • Benenden Hospital – Family Well-Being Team

Since qualifying I have continued to develop my clinical skills in accordance with requirements set out by the RCSLT and the HCPC. I have specific training in the following areas:

  • The Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme.
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme.
  • Picture Exchange Communication Therapy (PECS).
  • Michael Palin Stammering Centre
  • Sign Supported English.
  • Hanen Parent-Child Intervention Programme (“It Takes Two to Talk”).
  • Building Language using Lego Bricks.
  • Talking Mats
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Teaching Vocabulary and Teaching Sentences Programmes

I am committed to my continued professional development, regularly attending training courses, specific interest groups and keeping up to date with current research. I also access regular clinical supervision.