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Sally Van Wedge

Speech and Language Therapist

Adults

  Somerset | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Managing Care Teams
  • Coordinating rehabilitation pathways
  • 15 years experience
  • Accessing alternative augmentative communication systems

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Defining clear goals with the client and outcome reporting
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Compassionate and empathetic

Profile

I am a dedicated professional who uses my clinical skills to promote the very best outcomes for my clients, aiming to maximize their full potential. My specialist background in Speech and Language Therapy enables me to effectively support clients who may have significant communication difficulties in making their needs and wishes known. I have excellent communications skills that enable me to develop and maintain good working relationships with clients and their families, working to set and achieve measurable goals.

It is very important to me that all my clients are fully engaged in a rehabilitation pathway that keenly reflects their individual needs and wishes.

Previous Clinical Experience

2001 – Present: Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Wiltshire Health and Care.

Clinical Lead SLT on a Stroke and Neuro unit. Providing specialist assessment, diagnosis and management of clients who have a range of complex conditions. Providing capacity assessments.

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, GWH NHS Foundation Trust.
Community and Stroke Unit therapist for clients across a broad range of communication and swallowing difficulties.

Speech and Language Therapist, Wiltshire Community Services.
Providing therapy across two Stroke and Neuro Units for clients with a range of complex conditions.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Member of Association of Speech and Language Therapist in Independence Practice (RCSLT)

Maintaining Excellence

Sally is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas:

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice

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