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Mrs Theresa Samms

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Mrs Theresa Samms

Member since: 09/02/2021

My first degree was in Speech & Language Pathology and Therapeutics and after working across both adult and paediatric SLT, I specialised in the NHS adults field for over twenty years.

I have particular expertise in assisting with diagnosis and guiding management of swallowing disorders. I have a solid background in communication disorders and my Masters degree was in Human Communication. I see people with difficulties arising from many issues including progressive illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and brain injuries including stroke and traumatic brain injury. I have expertise in throat difficulties linked to emotional causes and offer a mindfulness-based approach to therapy where appropriate. I am able to provide training and clinical supervision. I ran a busy NHS early-years clinic for several years and am able to assist children with speech sound difficulties.

Conditions treated
  • Acquired brain injury (including stroke)
  • Adult language (incl aphasia)
  • Adult motor speech disorders
  • Aged care
  • Articulation and phonology
  • Capacity assessment support
  • Case management
  • Cognitive -communication difficulties
  • Communication skills at work
  • Corporate communication (presentation skills)
  • Dementia
  • Dysphagia
  • Eating and drinking; feeding
  • End of life issues
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Head injury
  • Mental health
  • Mentoring
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Palliative care
  • Prevention
  • Progressive neurological disorder
  • Stammering
  • Stroke
  • Supervision
  • Swallowing
  • Telehealth/provision of services online
  • Training
  • Voice
Age ranges treated
  • Adult
  • Preschool
  • Primary School
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