Hello and welcome to my website! I am an experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist based in Salisbury, Wiltshire who has worked in the NHS for ten years. After completing my degree in Psychology at Reading University I worked as a teaching assistant in a school for children with special needs. I then completed an MSc in Speech and Language Therapy before starting work for the NHS in 2007.
I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
During my time in the NHS I have worked with a wide range of both preschool and school aged children with communication difficulties. I have a particular interest in stammering and am trained in the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention. I have worked extensively with preschool and school aged children who stammer, introducing different strategies to help them to become more confident communicators. As part of my role in the NHS I also delivered the Support in Wiltshire: Autism Parent Programme (SWAPP) course which allowed me to work with families who have children on the Autism Spectrum.
As well as working part time as an independent Speech and Language Therapist I also work as a Wiltshire Portage home visitor, working closely with families who have preschool children with additional needs. I really enjoy working in partnership with families to support children to achieve their potential.