I am passionate about enhancing children’s communication skills and have specialist experience as a paediatric dysphagia therapist.
I spent ten years working for the NHS in schools and hospitals, in both acute and community settings. During this time, I worked for a number of Primary Care Trusts (now Clinical Commissioning Groups) offering
training, supervision and clinical-based research. In 2005, I moved to the Middle East and established a speech and language therapy practice in Bahrain. I continue to visit Bahrain regularly and offer I CAN's Talk Boost training programmes across the region.
I returned to the UK in 2013 and alongside my clinical practice I undertook a Joint Professional Practice MSc in Speech and Language Therapy: Advanced
Practice in Schools with City University and UCL's Institute of Education. As well as independent practice I currently work for the charity, I CAN, as a Speech and Language Advisor. With over 20 years experience in the field of paediatric speech and language therapy, psychology and education I offer an evidence based approach with proven outcomes to children, young people, their families, schools and other organisations.
From a personal perspective I have four sons, three have dyslexia and one has Down syndrome. To find out more about my journey as a parent and professional please read my article published in the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist's Bulletin magazine.