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Ana Amaya

Ana has over 17 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist working predominantly with adults with acquired neurological communication, cognitive and/or swallowing difficulties. She has worked in a range of settings including acute hospital wards, community neuro-rehabilitation teams and specialist residential units. Ana is a Trustee of ‘Say Aphasia’, a charity supporting people with aphasia in Brighton and Hove.

Highlighted Areas of Expertise

  • Acquired brain injury, including stroke and traumatic brain injury.
  • Progressive neurological conditions, e.g. Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Aphasia.
  • Dysphagia.
  • Cognitive communication disorder.
  • Dysarthria, dysarthrophonia, verbal and oral apraxia.
  • Augmentative and alternative communication.


Ana is based in mid Sussex and is available to work flexible weekday hours to suit the needs of the client.

Professional Information

BSc (Hons) in Clinical Communication Studies, City University London, 2000.
MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication), City University London, 2016.
Manuscript submitted to Aphasiology journal: ‘Receiving Aphasia Intervention in a Virtual Environment: The Participants’ Perspective’, 2017.
Lee Silverman Voice Training, 2004.
Member of London Adult Neurology Clinical Excellence Network.
Certified Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (CertMRCSLT).
Member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC registered).

Career to Date

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist for ILS Rehabilitation Solutions, providing Speech and Language Therapy to clients at home.

Communication Support Worker for a virtual world aphasia research project.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Acting Departmental Lead at Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation, Neuro Rehabilitation Services in Surrey

  • Providing specialist assessment and rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injury in a multi-disciplinary residential setting.
  • Supporting individuals with moderate to severe physical, cognitive, communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Brighton and Hove’s Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (CNRT) and in the Worthing CNRT.

  • Adults with acquired neurological communication and/or swallowing disorders
  • Ana established and was the Co-ordinator of the Aphasia Befriending Scheme in Brighton and Hove, providing training and ongoing mentoring for volunteers with aphasia.

Adult Speech and Language Therapist in Brighton and also Bexhill & Rother PCT

  • Community, outpatients and acute settings with adults with acquired communication and/or swallowing disorders.
  • Speech and language assessment, treatment and advice for adults with acquired neurological difficulties. 

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