I have worked as a Speech and Language Therapist for 15 years, working as a Highly Specialist within the NHS, the charity sector and as an independent practitioner. I am experienced in a variety of clinical and educational settings, including children’s centres, nurseries, mainstream schools and specialist provisions.
I have a special clinical interest in child speech disorders and Developmental Language Disorder (previously known as Specific Language Impairment (SLI) / Language Learning Impairment (LLI)). I have worked extensively with children who have unintelligible speech in the absence of other development difficulties. My interest in child speech disorders led me to complete my Masters degree in Speech Difficulties at Sheffield University.
I’ve recently worked as a Professional Advisor for The Communication Trust on an exciting research project, investigating improving outcomes for children across primary schools. I’m also a member of the Voice Bradford oracy research project Expert Board and I’m a local charity Trustee.
I’m really passionate about being a Speech and Language Therapist and the work I and we as a profession do. I feel privileged to be able to work with and learn from amazing children, families and education practitioners, developing and supporting children’s language together.