I graduated from the College of St Mark and St John (Plymouth) with a BA (Hons) in Human Communication Studies. I have 17 years of experience working with children with speech, language and social communication difficulties in a range of settings.
I started my career in the NHS and in 2009 I set up Learn to Talk. In 2019 my husband’s career led me on a new adventure as we emigrated to Singapore with our young daughter. During my time abroad I worked for a multidisciplinary company providing speech and language therapy to children in international schools and client homes. This has given me valuable experience working with therapists and families from a range of countries and cultures.
I am looking forward to bringing my recently gained international experience and diverse range of therapy approaches to benefit the children and families I will be working with in the UK.
My formal training includes:
- Lidcombe programme of early stuttering intervention
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Makaton signing
- Treatment and management of cleft lip and palate
- Voice Craft
- Attention Autism Programme
- Use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Parent – Child Interaction therapy (PCI)
- Diagnosis and treatment of developmental verbal dyspraxia
- Management of children with developmental language disorder
- Learn to Play
- Autism: beyond behaviours
- An introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
I am a Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) and as required by law I am on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register.