I currently work as part of a team of independent Speech and Language Therapists. As part of my role with Eg(Training)Ltd I have continued to develop my skills in working with children and adults with a range of speech, language and communication needs. I manage a caseload at a special needs secondary school which includes young people with a wide range of needs including cerebral palsy, selective mutism and autism spectrum conditions. I also support children and young people with Down Syndrome and children with speech sound disorders. I provide speech and language therapy services for adults with acquired brain injuries in a residential care home and for adults with learning disabilities in a residential setting.
I complete direct assessments and deliver therapy, as well as working indirectly within the clients' environment. As part of my role, I lead individual and group sessions aimed at supporting language skills, social skills and self-esteem. I am Makaton and Conversation Partner trained. I also have experience of using high and low AAC devices including eye-tracking, choice boards and communication books. I am currently completing my dysphagia training.
Through my degree, placements, volunteering and also as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant in the NHS, I have worked with clients at all stages of the management process. I have gained valuable experience through my work as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. For 3 years I worked within an acute hospital, a rehabilitation hospital and community services with adults with acquired neurological conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury and dementia.
I have also worked with both adults and children with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Conditions and Down’s Syndrome. I have been trained in using a Sensory Tool to Assess Responsiveness. I have worked in a range of multi-disciplinary teams, in hospital, rehabilitation, community and residential home settings. I am now enjoying extending this knowledge and experience into my role as a speech and language therapist.
Through my experiences I have learnt that I can adapt my communication style to suit a range of individuals. I have good organisation skills, an empathetic nature, and effective listening skills. I am passionate about supporting people to develop their communication skills.
I have enjoyed volunteering for a variety of schools and charities, including Scope and the Stroke Association. I have supported children to integrate into everyday life and have managed family expectations. I regularly visit and support a lady with aphasia following a stroke.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, and exploring cities and the countryside. I also enjoy reading and swimming, as I used to be a synchronised swimmer.
I am supported by a team of experienced therapists at Eg(Training)Ltd and regularly receive clinical supervision. I love learning and I'm always keen to develop my clinical skills. At Eg(Training)Ltd I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to regularly access a range of CPD activities. This enables me to continue to develop my knowledge and skills which influences the therapy I provide on a daily basis.
- DBS checked
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Registered member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
- Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Safeguarding Children (Level 2)
- Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)
- Health and Safety training
- Dementia Friends