Melissa Jones

  • Since qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist in July 2015, I have worked within the NHS and joined The Talking House in September 2018. As part of my role, I provide assessment, training and support to children and families with a range of language and social communication needs.

    I work with children with a range of speech, language and communication differences with a specific interest in supporting children with social communication needs and Autism. I have gained my experience in this area by working within a specialist team to deliver support within mainstream educational settings, specialist educational settings and in the community.

    Helping a child achieve their communication potential using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a specific area of interest. I have attended training courses and workshops on AAC including the accredited ELKLAN Supporting Children and Adults Using AAC, Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Building on this knowledge, I have supported children, parents and educational settings with the assessment and use of AAC.

    Having grown up in Asia and attended international schools during my childhood, I have experienced a wide range of cultures. I love to travel and learn about the world around us. I feel that it is important to understand different cultures and traditions and appreciate the diversity of the societies we live in. I hope to continue my travels and never stop learning.

    I love a challenge and enjoy finding the most engaging ways to support my clients. It is a privilege to be able to work with children, families and educators to provide the best possible support and develop children’s speech, language and communication skills.

    Qualifications:

    B.Sc (Hons) Clinical Language Sciences – Speech & Language Therapy

    Training:

    PECS – Picture Exchange Communication System

    LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning)

    Makaton sign – foundation stage

    ELKLAN Supporting Children and Adults with AAC Accreditation
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