I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2010. I have worked in a variety of settings including: the NHS, private sector and for specialist brain injury charities, including national centres of excellence for the rehabilitation of children and adults who have had an acquired brain injury. I worked as a highly specialist speech and language therapist with children and adults with acquired brain injuries before I began working as an independent practitioner. I have moved to working independently after starting a family to be able to work more flexibly.
I am able to offer home and nursery, school or workplace visits and community based therapy. I am able to offer short term assessment and advice to clients based outside of my usual area.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association for Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice. I am also registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
I have a special interest in working with children, young people and adults with acquired communication and feeding difficulties.
I am a member of the following Clinical Excellence Networks (endorsed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists):
– London Paediatric Dysphagia CEN (PDCEN)
– Acquired Brain Injury CEN (ABICEN)
– Acquired brain injury in children and adolescents CEN (ABICA CEN)
– London Adult Neuro CEN (LANCEN)
I have completed additional post-graduate training in the following areas:
· Dysphagia assessment and therapy in adults and children
· Videofluroscopic instrumental assessment of dysphagia
· Management of patients with disorders of consciousness
· Facial oral tract therapy
· Adult and paediatric tracheostomy
· Cognitive communication disorders
· Aphasia therapy
· Augmentative and alternative communication systems