Why did you want to become a Speech and Language Therapist?
My interest in speech and language pathology was sparked during my undergraduate studies in Linguistics and since taking the steps to become a Speech and Language Therapist, I haven’t looked back! I am truly fascinated by language and strive to ensure that every child I work with is able to reach their potential.
During my studies, I was fortunate enough to learn from world-renowned researchers in the field of speech and language pathology. This wealth of knowledge now underpins my clinical decision making and allows me to implement high quality evidence-based interventions, which are individually tailored to suit a child’s needs.
What kind of experience do you have?
At The Talking House, I work within mainstream primary schools, nurseries, client’s homes and within clinic to provide high-quality evidence-based intervention.
Prior to qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist, I worked within a mainstream primary school to deliver personalised interventions to children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. During this role, I had the pleasure of working alongside some inspirational teachers and was given a great insight into the need for collaborative working between parents, teaching staff and healthcare professionals.
What are you particularly passionate about?
I am particularly interested in Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), but also get such a reward from working with children with speech sound difficulties, Autism and language delay.
I strongly believe that what we learn through pleasure, we never forget. At The Talking House, I have the opportunity to ensure that therapy is engaging, motivating and child-centred and I thrive on creating a positive therapeutic experience for both children and their parents.
What are your hobbies and interesting facts about you?
Having been lucky enough to grow up in Wensleydale, I love being outside in my spare time and exploring the countryside. After completing my MSc in Newcastle, I came back to Yorkshire because there really is no place like it! I now live in York, which is one of the happiest places to live in the UK – I would certainly agree!