I have worked as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist with children/ young adults for the last 23 years, mostly in London and for the last 2 years in Warwickshire.
I have worked with very young children through to teenagers/ young adults in a wide range of different settings such as children's centres and schools (mainstream/ special/ specialist provisions) etc. My areas of specialist interest include ASD, deafness (I'm fascinated by the linguistics of sign language) and developmental language disorders.
I completed a masters degree in Speech & Language Therapy in 2001 and spent many years working in the NHS in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Enfield and also at City University with Speech and Language Therapy students. I have worked in number of multidisciplinary teams across health and educational services.
I am a parent Governor at my son's school and currently about to take over as Chair of our local Scouts Committee. In my spare time I have recently learnt to crochet and am looking forward to embarking on our first season on the family allotment!