Speech and Language Therapist
I consider it a huge privilege to be a speech and language therapist because I am passionate about advocating for people and making sure that their message can be heard. I provide time and space for clients which gives them opportunities to discuss communication, interaction skills and problem solve together according to what works for each individual client. A big reward for me has been my learning journey throughout my career. I love watching clients and families realising that even one small tweak can change their whole life and have massively positive effects on the individual. I passionately believe that everyone has a story and a right to be heard, noticed and celebrated.
My favourite word is ‘onomatopoeia’ as the word itself is bouncy and rolls off the tongue. I love the effect onomatopoeic words such as ‘drip’ and ‘crash’ have within story telling.
Developmental Language Disorder
Phonological disorder and delay
Mindfulness techniques in therapy
Michael Palin centre primary school children who stammer
Swindon fluency programme
Verve Keena Cummins
Selective Mutism with Maggie Johnson
Picture Exchange Communication system (PECs)
British Sign language
Sign along and Makaton