I trained as a Speech and Language Therapist in London qualifying in 1983. I worked in a wide range of community, hospital and educational settings both in London and Kent within NHS Speech and Language Therapy departments until I began my Independent Practise in 2001. I love the flexibility that working independently gives; offering appointments to children in their homes, pre-schools and/or schools and being able to truly focus therapy to the particular needs of each child.
I have experience working with children from pre-school to early teens offering help with:
Delayed/ disordered phonology (unclear speech)
Children who are slow to start talking
Difficulties with word order, grammar or sentence construction
Difficulties with vocabulary and word-finding
Attention and listening difficulties
Auditory memory difficulties
Difficulty in asking or answering questions
Social skills difficulties
Communication difficulties associated with autism, aspergers syndrome or moderate learning difficulties
I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP). I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). These bodies ensure that we maintain certain professional standards and continue our professional development through training courses, peer meetings etc.