Kath Westgate

Speech and Language Therapist

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    Since qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist in July 2015, I have worked for a trust of schools in Leeds to set up and run a successful speech and language therapy service, including detailed assessments, 1:1 and group therapy sessions. I joined the Talking House in September 2016, working mostly in schools but also with some private clients to provide personalised and effective therapy for a wide range of speech, language and communication needs.

    I have recently completed my clinical competencies to become a fully certified Speech and Language Therapist, and hope to further my knowledge and experience here at the Talking House. I am particularly interested in all aspects of speech production, and love researching and exploring new techniques to support my clients to achieve their full potential. I also have experience working with teenagers with ASC, which I gained from my work as an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant.

    I have completed training courses in Makaton and an introduction to Intensive Interaction. I am also a member of a Specific Language Impairment Special Interest Group, which helps me to keep up-to-date with the latest research and interventions to support children with language impairment.

    I love a challenge and finding the most effective way to support my clients, and I enjoy working collaboratively with other members of the team, parents, teachers and healthcare professionals to provide the best possible support. I feel very lucky to be a Speech and Language Therapist, and love to see children’s enthusiasm and confidence growing as they progress in their sessions.


    BA Honours degree in English Language at Newcastle University

    BSc Honours degree in Clinical Language Sciences (Speech and Language Therapy) at Leeds Beckett University

    Dean’s Prize for Clinical Practice in Speech and Language Therapy


    Foundation level Makaton

    Introduction to Intensive Interaction

    Groups & Professional Membership:

    Health and Care Professions Council: SL33377

    Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT): RC003399

    Part of a Specific Language Impairment Special Interest Group

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