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. 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 support individuals in their homes, schools, day centres, residential homes and supported living.
I manage a caseload at a special educational needs secondary school which includes young people with awide range of needs including autism spectrum conditions, selective mutism, sensory processing disorder and rare genetic conditions. As part of my role, I lead individual and group sessions aimed at supporting language skills, sensory needs, social skills and self-esteem.
My caseload also includes providing speech and language therapy services for adults with acquired braininjuries, including locked-in syndrome, and for adults with learning disabilities. I have experience of using high and low AAC devices including eye-tracking, communication devices, choice boards and communication books.
I complete formal and informal assessments, deliver therapy, work closely with the multidisciplinary team, and work indirectly within the clients' environment. I am dysphagia trained so can provide assessment and therapy for a wide range of clients with eating, drinking and swallowing needs.
- Sensory Integration
- Intensive Interaction (predominantly with individuals with profound and multiple learning disability)
- Selective Mutism
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
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