I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Human Communication in 2003 from City University. I specialise in working with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). My 18 years' experience has been in these specialisms and I have completed postgraduate training in a range of different therapeutic and assessment techniques. I have completed health management MSc modules with NHS London and keep abreast of current research and theory for continued quality healthcare Improvement. I joined Tollgate in 2021 to complement my NHS role.
I have worked extensively with a range of paediatric client need groups. I have been a principal therapist and managed a SaLT team, working in schools and in an ASD multi-disciplinary assessment team. I am currently employed by an NHS trust to work in education provision and to develop a new role in a youth offending service, in addition to working as an independent consultant in joint communication assessments.
I enjoy working a multi-disciplinary team to holistically consider a child’s needs and working with young people themselves to recognise their own abilities and differences.