About Me
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Qualifications

I initially graduated with a degree in Psychology and then went on to gain First Class Honours in Speech & Language Therapy in 2010.

Experience

My first post was as a Speech and Language Therapist in one of the Health and Social Care Trusts, working with pre-school and school-age children in clinics and mainstream primary schools.  I then took up a specialist post in an independent post-primary school for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs in Kent.  On my return to Belfast, in 2016, I completed ADOS-2 training in Autism assessment.  I have worked both independently and in conjunction with one of the Health and Social Care Trusts to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Autism assessments for children and young people and am also experienced in completing Autism assessments for adults. 

Areas covered

I pride myself in providing high quality assessment, intervention and training for a wide range of speech and language needs for children and young people aged 2-19 years old.  I have experience assessing, treating and training on a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Speech sounds

     

  • Language delays/disorders 

     

  • Social communication 

     

  • Attention and listening 

     

  • Adult and child interaction

     

  • Play development

     

  • Selective Communication

     

Training

I have completed significant post qualification training in areas such as:

  • Makaton

     

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy

     

  • Lego Therapy

     

  • Talkabout Social Skills

     

  • Hanen

     

  • Elklan 

     

  • Sensory Integration

     

Professional registrations

I am a registered member of:

  • The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

     

  • The Health and Care Professions Council

     

  • The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice

     

I am also a member of several Clinical Excellence Networks which allows me to keep up to date with current research and evidence based practice.

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