About Me

Highly experienced qualified Speech and Language therapist. Experience working with children and young adults with language and/or speech impairment, Autism and severe learning difficulties.

£150.00 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

A fully-qualified and experienced Speech and Language therapist with 6+ years' experience. Since graduating with my undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Therapy, I have worked in the NHS and private sector and provided therapy within educational settings across London. More recently I completed an Advanced Practice Masters course in Speech, Language and Communication Needs at City University of London. I have experience of working in a variety of settings; these have included mainstream primary and secondary schools as well as special schools for children and young people with MLD/ ... Read More
A fully-qualified and experienced Speech and Language therapist with 6+ years' experience. Since graduating with my undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Therapy, I have worked in the NHS and private sector and provided therapy within educational settings across London. More recently I completed an Advanced Practice Masters course in Speech, Language and Communication Needs at City University of London. I have experience of working in a variety of settings; these have included mainstream primary and secondary schools as well as special schools for children and young people with MLD/ PML.

I have had experience of working with individuals with language and/or speech impairment, Autism and severe learning difficulties. In addition to this I have had the opportunity to work in a unit for excluded teenagers and support a special needs outreach team serving children in mainstream schools that have more complex difficulties. In a previous role I at a special school my caseload consisted of working with children and adolescents with Autism, severe learning difficulties and sensory needs.

I have worked with a number of individuals who have ASC and those with Learning difficulties and successfully used therapeutic skills to build communication skills and confidence. Building the student's confidence is important and this starts with building a good rapport with the child and getting to know their likes and dislikes. This allows me to understand what motivates the child and include this where possible into interventions.

I have established knowledge of a range of standardised and functional assessments. Some of these include; SCERTS assessment, The Derbyshire Language Scheme, the Renfrew Action Picture Test, Children’s Communication Checklist, Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals 4 (CELF), The Pre- School CELF and South Tyneside Assessment of Phonology. Using these results I am able to provide reports upon request. I can also provide more comprehensive reports for the purpose of Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) requests.

For interventions, I have used: comic strips, social stories, social skills groups, communication passports, arts and crafts, use of video analysis, vocabulary training, colourful semantics, shape coding, Lego therapy, language for thinking, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, SCERTS, life skills, music and role play.

I have made assessments and therapy resources such as social stories, now/next boards, visual timelines and stories with symbols using Microsoft programmes and specialist software such as Clicker 7, Symwriter and Widgit.

Indirect work has included liaising with other professionals, delivering training and working with parents through coffee mornings and afternoon drop-in clinics. As well as this I have been able to work with other professionals and external agencies, this has included Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Teachers, Social Workers. I tailor therapy activities to the individual individual’s needs whether this be group, individual or indirectly through teachers and teaching assistants. This also includes planning and delivering training to a range of audiences, including; teachers, trainee teachers and Learning Support Staff.

I have experience of attending safeguarding conferences for individuals on my caseload and providing assessment and reports and reviews for children with Child Protection Plans.
I have experience of working with children from diverse cultural backgrounds, including those that have English as their additional language.

My Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy stems from my recognition that communication is a fundamental human right and every child should have the freedom of opinion and expression.
Furthermore every child with a disability should enjoy the best possible life in society. They should be supported to become independent and to participate actively in the community. (United Nations)

Something Sensational About Me

I am passionate about supporting children, young people and families.
I am flexible and approachable
I enjoy reading and creative writing
I enjoy travelling and experiencing other cultures and cuisines

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Availability

  • Monday 18:00-19:00
  • Tuesday 17:00-19:00
  • Wednesday 17:00-19:00
  • Thursday 09:00-18:00
  • Friday 09:00-18:00
  • Saturday 10:00-14:00

Qualifications and Training

- Speech and Language Therapy (BSc Honours);
- Advanced Practice in Speech, Language and Communication (MSc);
- Makaton- Stages 1-2;
- Counselling skills;
- Word Aware;
- Music and Speech and Language Therapy;
- Colourful Semantics;
- Developing Imaginative Play;
- Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Supports (SCERTS);
- ‘Let me tell you’ Narrative Training;
- Derbyshire Language Scheme Training;
- Assessing and Teaching Social Skills using Talkabout; ... Read More
- Speech and Language Therapy (BSc Honours);
- Advanced Practice in Speech, Language and Communication (MSc);
- Makaton- Stages 1-2;
- Counselling skills;
- Word Aware;
- Music and Speech and Language Therapy;
- Colourful Semantics;
- Developing Imaginative Play;
- Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Supports (SCERTS);
- ‘Let me tell you’ Narrative Training;
- Derbyshire Language Scheme Training;
- Assessing and Teaching Social Skills using Talkabout;
- Growth Mindset;
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS);
- ELKLAN Total Package- Severe Learning Difficulties.

Choose me if…

You want a therapist that will plan and deliver therapy through areas of interest to motivate your child.
You want a therapist that will use a total communication approach to learning to maximise your child’s potential
You want a therapist that is easy to build a rapport with
You want a therapist that increase your child's independence, confidence and self- esteem... Read More
You want a therapist that will plan and deliver therapy through areas of interest to motivate your child.
You want a therapist that will use a total communication approach to learning to maximise your child’s potential
You want a therapist that is easy to build a rapport with
You want a therapist that increase your child's independence, confidence and self- esteem

SPECIFIC AREAS COVERED

Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham. Other areas considered

Location

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