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Frankie Paterson

Director of Magic Words Therapy and Specialist Generalist Speech and Language Therapist, Developing Specialist in Stammering

What drives me is knowing that, as a result of all the hard work our excellent team puts in on a daily basis, real and positive changes are being made to the lives of thousands of children with speech, language and communication difficulties and their families each year. I am keen for our team to use our collective knowledge and expertise to innovate. This means developing new approaches and carrying out research with the goal of pushing our profession forward and continuing to make gains in the ways in which we are able to make a difference to the children we work with.

My favourite word is ‘gloaming’ which means twilight. It was originally used in Scottish dialects in the Middle Ages and comes from an ancient word for ‘glow’. This word makes me think of mysterious, rugged landscapes on remote Scottish islands.


Special interests:

  • Stammering

  • Vocabulary development

  • Selective Mutism

  • Bilingualism

  • Healthcare technology

Additional training:

  • PECS

  • Michael Palin Centre Stammering Therapies

  • Talk Tools

  • Elklan Tutor

  • Lego Therapy

  • Attention Autism

  • Colourful Semantics

  • Makaton

  • Word Aware with Stephen Parsons

  • Smile training

  • Caroline Bowen Speech Approaches

  • Attachment Disorder with Melanie Cross

  • Working with Bilingual Children 

  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.
— Dr. Seuss