I have worked as a speech and language therapist since qualifying in 2011 with an award for highest professional and personal development. Up until September 2013 I worked in the NHS covering community clinics, mainstream and specialist educational settings before joining The Talking House full time.
I have trained in a range of interventions and tools for communication such as PECS, Makaton, TEACCH, SCERTS, PODD and attended workshops in Attention Autism, Sensory Integration and Specific Language Impairment. Following training from the Autism Education Trust I completed a portfolio of work in order to identify knowledge around Autism and best practise when working with individuals with Autism in schools. This led to an invitation to a celebration event at the House of Commons in 2016, which was great to be a part of.
I currently work in Specialist Inclusion Learning Centres (SILCS), mainstream primary schools and with individual clients with a range of complex communication difficulties.
Working with the The Talking House team is fantastic and we all work together to ensure our skill set and knowledge base supports each individual client and family.
I feel every child should have their therapy sessions individualised to suit their personality in order for them to engage, enjoy and succeed. Watching each child progress and become proud of their achievements is what is so fantastic about my job.
Qualifications:First Class Honors Degree (BSc) in Clinical Language Sciences (Speech and Language Therapy)Jenny Lambert Award for highest personal and professional development
Training:SCERTS Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional SupportAttention Autism – 2 day coursePODD – Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display communication booksPicture Exchange Communication System (PECS)TEACCH – Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped ChildrenSensory Integration – An Overview of and New Approaches to Children with Neurodevelopmental DisordersMakaton sign – foundation and enhancement coursesThe Lidcombe Programme for young children who StammerLevel 3 Autism Training to become a lead practitioner within schools
Groups & Professional Membership:Health and Care Professions Council: SL31318Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists: RC0031011Part of a Specific Language Impairment Special Interest Group
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