I have been a practising Speech and Language Therapist since graduating from Manchester University in 2002. I have worked in a variety of settings including primary and secondary mainstream and special needs schools, the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, and the community, with both children and adults. I also have a post-basic dysphagia qualification, to be able to support those with eating drinking and swallowing difficulties.
I am a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practise (ASLTIP).
I have been combining working independently with being employed by the NHS and other organisations since 2006. I currently work part time for the NHS in the community, whilst also raising my own family.
My special interests include:
Speech sound difficulties
Early language delay
Articulation difficulties e.g. lisp
Dysphagia (eating drinking and swallowing difficulties)