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 3 books for Speech and Language Therapists and am working on my 4th. 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 am trained in Gestalt Language Processing and Video Mutual Face-Watching Therapy, and use these approaches to develop communication in line with natural tendencies of child I am working with. It is a joy to work with children who are neurodivergent; when I make a connection with these children it lights me up.
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.