Speech and Language Therapist
Work context, areas of interest and specialism:
- Independent Speech and Language Therapist and Supervisor. I work with a paediatric caseload in mainstream schools age range 6 to 19
- Social communication – particularly high functioning autism, language disorder and delay, speech sound disorders
I have over 30 years of experience working with children and young people from nursery age through to post 16 in a range of environments, including nursery, mainstream and special schools as well as the home environment. I have worked mainly with pupils with Developmental Language Disorder, high functioning Autism and speech sound disorders as well as severe and complex needs. I have experience of managing and leading a team of speech and language therapists and occupational therapists within a school setting. I am very familiar with the joys and challenges of working in schools and alongside other professionals. I have provided professional supervision to speech and language therapists for a number of years, as well as managerial supervision to speech and language therapists and occupational therapists.
Speech and Language Therapy degree, range of supervision courses (intandem), day courses on counselling skills for AHP and mentoring/ coaching skills, many other clinical courses including Social Thinking, Zones of Regulation, SCERTS, Social Stories, Comic Strip Conversations, Nuffield Dyspraxia programme, Intensive Interaction, shape coding.
RCSLT, HCPC, ASLTIP, NAPLIC
Description of supervision service:
Speech and language therapists ✅
Allied health professionals ✅
NHS workers ✅
Independent practitioners ✅
Social service employees ✅
Education staff ✅
Voluntary sector workers ✅
Newly qualified practitioners ✅
Professional Supervision ✅
Supervision of supervision ✅
— supervisor’s base ✅
— supervisee’s base ✅
— neutral location ✅
Video teleconference: ✅
Description of supervision approach:
With your professional and personal development at the heart of the process, my aim is to allow you space and time to reflect on your professional life in a supportive, confidential and safe environment. I will support you, in gaining the clarity you need, to further your development as a practitioner and to enable you to think through, and problem solve, areas where you may feel stuck or challenged.
My approach is calm, empathic and positive and I hope to help you reflect and take the steps you need at the right time and in the right space for you.