SkillsI currently work as part of an independent team of Speech and Language Therapists. I manage my own case load, which consists of adults and children with a range of speech, language and communication needs including; acquired brain injury, ASC, dysphagia, learning disabilities and complex needs.
I travel to a range of settings including; family homes, schools, day centres and residential care homes. I work closely with families, home managers, support workers and other professionals. My current caseload includes 2 residential rehabilitation centres for adults with acquired brain injury and a school for secondary age students with moderate learning disabilities. I also work with various individual adults and children in their own homes.
I provide direct assessment and therapy, as well as working indirectly within the clients' environment. I am dysphagia qualified and have experience in working with clients using a range of therapy techniques including; TalkTools, Building language using Lego Bricks, ABA, intensive interaction, conversation partner training and working with AAC devices. I have used high and low technology devices such as using go-talk devices, PECS (Picture exchange communication system) and using visual schedules. I regularly use TalkTools therapy for speech and feeding development, with my clients.
I have excellent ability to build a high level of rapport with my clients and their relevant others and have experience with problem solving in order to reduce challenging behaviours. I am an organised, friendly professional and have developed my communication and interpersonal skills to a high standard. I have extensive experience in working within a multicultural and multinational background, both with clients and the MDT.
My current case load is spread across Staffordshire, Derbyshire, the West Midlands and Warwickshire.
BackgroundPrior to working as a Speech and Language Therapist, I worked within a case managed team as a support worker for a client with a brain injury. I worked closely with all members of the team including the speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, assistive technology consultant, the case manager and my fellow support workers.
Before working with Eg Training I worked at a child development centre where I was responsible for providing speech and language assessments, individual sessions and group therapy for children aged between 0 and 18 years with a range of speech and language difficulties including Autism, learning difficulties, language delay, articulation and phonological disorders.
PersonalOne of my interests is travelling, this encouraged me to work in Qatar for a year upon finishing my degree. I am keen to see the world and gain first hand experiences of the many different cultures in the world.
I am interested in a range of sports including swimming, badminton and hockey and relished the opportunity to volunteer as a games maker for the 2012 London Olympics.
SupportWithin Eg(Training) I am very supported in my role as I have access to group supervision, one to one supervision and peer supervision. Eg(Training) provides a range of CPD opportunities which helps me to deliver the best possible person centred service to my clients.
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Registered member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
- Registered member of Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.
- DBS checked
- Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Health and Safety trained
- Child and Adult Safeguarding Awareness trained
- First Aid trained