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Sally Van Wedge - BA (Hons) MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC registered

Sally has a broad range of experience and clinical skills in working with adults with acquired neurological conditions. She has worked in neuro-rehabilitation for most of her career. Sally provides case management for adults with complex needs following traumatic brain injury. She is passionate in coordinating care that is holistic, and client centered.

Experience

  • Providing specialist intervention within a range of multi-disciplinary settings, including stroke units, care placements and community therapy teams.
  • Working with clients through the rehabilitation phase of recovery.
  • Developing individual care plans for clients to facilitate the achievement of their goals.
  • Providing training for staff, students, carers and family members.
  • Liaising with a wide range of health and social care professionals to ensure a coordinated rehabilitation pathway.
  • Providing Specialist Speech and Language Therapy for adults who have acquired neurological conditions.
  • Assessment and support in accessing alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems.
  • Line management of colleagues.

Key Skills

Sally is a dedicated professional who uses her clinical skills to promote the very best outcomes for her clients, aiming to maximize their full potential. Her excellent communication skills enable her to develop and maintain good working relationships with clients and their families, working to set and achieve measurable goals.
It is very important to her that all her clients are fully engaged in a rehabilitation pathway that keenly reflects their individual needs and wishes.

Professional

  • BA (Hons) Human Communication Studies with Professional Qualification as a Speech and Language Therapist (2001)
  • Post Basic Dysphagia Qualification
  • BSc Psychology
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy
  • Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)
  • Member of HPC
  • Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK

Areas of Work

Case Management and Speech and Language Therapy for adults with complex needs.

Geographical Areas

Any areas within 2 hours of her base in Somerset.

Employment

2017 – Present: ILS Case Manager working with clients with acquired brain injury.

ILS Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)
Providing rehabilitation for adults with acquired neurological conditions.

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.

Maintaining Excellence

Sally is committed to maintaining her high standards of clinical practice as a Case Manager and a Speech and Language Therapist by taking part in regular courses and keeping up to date with relevant clinical professional development activities.

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