An experienced Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) who has specialised in rehabilitation for adults with neurological conditions. Emphasis on enhancing participation in real life activities and roles. Extensive knowledge of relevant assessment techniques developed in a range of settings. Confident application of current research when designing individual therapy packages. Collaborative work with family and other professionals to optimise outcomes.
ILS Rehabilitation Solutions
Independent Practice, South London
Work with adults with acquired brain injury experiencing complex cognitive and social communication difficulties to re-access work, leisure and family roles. Training support staff and carers.
Specialist SLT, QEF Brain Injury Centre, Banstead, Surrey
Worked as a lead SLT in a specialist residential college. Interdisciplinary team working was provided for young adults with acquired brain injury. Assessed and treated clients with complex dysphagia, social and cognitive communication difficulties. Delivered 1:1 therapy, group work and project based intervention.
Senior SLT, Harrowlands Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, East Surrey NHS Trust, Dorking, Surrey
Worked as an SLT within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver assessment and therapy for people who had survived a stroke. Advanced knowledge of dysphagia assessment and management, using videofluoroscopy, saliva management and Facial Oral Tract Therapy to manage complex cases. Included therapy and training programmes for patients and their families, or carers, to become supportive communication partners.
Junior SLT, Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust, Lincolnshire
Worked as a junior SLT delivering a service to adults with acquired brain injury, progressive neurological impairment and voice difficulties either in hospital, daycentre or at home. Also worked with children (primary and secondary school age), particularly supporting their learning in school as well as adults with learning disabilities.