I am passionate about helping children to develop their communication so they can realise their full potential. My aim is to ensure that children have the skills they need to communicate effectively, whether this means feeling more confident making friends, accessing learning in the classroom with greater success, or conveying basic wants and needs for those with more complex challenges. It is important to me that therapy is motivating and enjoyable, rather than a chore. I find this not only increases the child’s participation during sessions, but also their willingness to practise and implement communication strategies in everyday life.
I have several years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS. I have worked across a variety of settings, including clinics, nurseries, mainstream schools, special needs schools and additionally resourced provisions. Alongside my independent work, I continue to work in the NHS specialising in deafness. I have a British Sign Language Level 1 qualification and am currently completing Level 2.
I am able to deliver a wide range of therapies to support children to develop their attention and listening, play and social interaction, understanding/use of language, speech, fluency and confidence.
I have delivered a variety of training sessions to parents, teaching staff and colleagues regarding the use of communication strategies and therapies.
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