Hi and welcome to my blog.
I qualified with a BSc(hons) in speech therapy in 1985 from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. I worked for 4 years in Bexley, Kent under the leadership of Liz Clarke. I then married and moved to East Anglia and worked in West Suffolk for 8 years based at the Child Development Centre in Bury St Edmunds. I have worked independently as a speech and language therapist since 1997, building my clinic Wordswell in 1999.
I’m a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, an honorary consultant in speech and language therapy for the Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA) and an accreditation team member of the National Autistic Society. I have postgraduate training in working with clients with Asperger Syndrome and in speech therapy with Deaf People including those who have had cochlear implants. I have a special interest in dyslexia and worked for 10 years in a specialist dyslexia school.
I currently undertake approximately 80 independent speech and language therapy medico-legal assessments and reports each year for SENDIST or other court proceedings. Wordswell Speech and Language Therapy, Assessments and Reports provide regular weekly therapy for 20 clients either at my clinic or in schools within a 50 mile radius of Ely in Cambridgeshire.
My motivation is to help enable clients (children and adults) to get the therapy they need when and where they need it because I know that that will make a positive difference to their lives forever.