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Phoebe Dawkins -

Highlighted Areas of Experience / Specialism

  • Adults with acquired brain injury
  • Adults with learning disability
  • Children with profound physical and learning disabilities
  • Children with language and speech difficulties/disorders

Professional Information

MSc in Clinical Communication Studies

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Member of the Health Professions Council

Career to date

Phoebe is a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist and is currently the lead therapist in acute stroke care in Dudley. She qualified in clinical communication studies in 1991 and has extensive experience of working with adults with acquired neurological difficulties and physical and learning disabilities in both hospital and community settings in the NHS. Phoebe has also worked extensively with children with learning and language disabilities and profound needs; within the UK and in New Zealand and Australia.

Phoebe also has extensive experience of working with adults with often complex dysphagia issues.

Phoebe has worked with adults and children with cerebral palsy, complex learning and physical needs and adults with acquired brain injury in school and community settings. She has written statements of special educational need, written and implemented personal development plans for numerous clients and worked within multi-disciplinary teams to provide personal and therapy goals for clients and their family. Phoebe has worked extensively with therapy assistants and families providing therapy plans, training and support.

She has implemented a number of training programmes and given presentations to staff members on issues such as feeding management and communication.

Phoebe has a sound knowledge of high and low tech alternative and augmentative communication aides. She frequently works alongside occupational therapists and physiotherapists working on joint therapy goals for clients.

It has always been important to Phoebe to work alongside others to best meet the life needs of clients and to take a holistic view of how she can best support someone to fulfil their potential.

In her role as therapy lead she manages a small team of therapists and is responsible for service development. She has made a number of changes to improve service provision such as working alongside the catering manager to improve the quality of meals for clients on altered texture diets.

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