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About Me

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2000 from City University, London.  I worked at first in London, training in Hanen and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and becoming a Makaton Tutor.  I moved to Sydney, Australia for 3 years, developing my skills with children with complex needs and literacy difficulties.  I returned to the UK in 2010 and started to specialise in autism and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).  I have 

written 2 books for Speech and Language Therapists about AAC.  I provide supervision for other Speech and Language Therapists.


I am child-led and play-based in my approach.  I work with closely with parents to build their confidence in their ability to support their child.  I aim to make a positive difference from my very first contact with a child or young person.​


​I specialise in autism.  I am trained in Gestalt Language Processing and Natural Language Acquisition.  I strive to make my practice neurodiversity affirming, honouring and celebrating the natural strengths of autistic children.    

I love being a Speech and Language Therapist.  My work benefits children's emotional health and wellbeing, their ability to connect with others, and their ability to learn.  There is no better feeling than sharing a moment with a child or their parent, and knowing I am equipping them with tools they will use for the rest of their lives.


​I am always happy to have an informal chat about your child’s needs, so do get in touch.


Who's Afraid of AAC book by Ali Battye
Self-Care for Allied Health Professionals book by Ali Battye
Navigating AAC book by Ali Battye
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