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I am a British trained Speech and Language Therapist with over 25 years experience.  I specialise in working with young children and their families.  I have an excellent reputation for facilitating progress in children’s Speech and Language development.

I have always loved working with children and my early jobs included running a playgroup and working as a nanny to 2-year old quintuplets.

After graduating from University College London in 1987 I worked for the NHS in Milton Keynes, London and Oxford furthering my knowledge and expertise by working within highly specialised teams including The Nuffield Centre for Dyspraxia and by assisting with the Intensive Group Therapy sessions run by the (now) Action for Stammering Children.

In 1996 I moved to Norway with my husband and two young children. After working in The American School where I ran the service for pupils aged 4 to 11, I began my independent practice for preschool and school aged children many of whom were bilingual.

I then ran an independent clinic for expatriate children in Rio de Janerio, Brazil for two years.  Working alongside local therapists I continued my professional development by completing a diploma in Specific Learning Difficulty (dyslexia), attending a course in Family Therapy and learning the skills of ‘Psycomotricidade’. That is, the use of physical exercises within a Speech and Language Therapy programme to enhance effectiveness.

Since 2002 I have developed my home based clinic in central north Oxford.  I offer a personal service and maintain close links with local educational and medical establishments.  I ensure my therapy is kept up to date by regular attendance at relevant courses, professional meetings and readings.  Recent training includes Talk Tools and The Listening Programme, Selective Mutism and Sensory Integration.

I am a member of HCPC, a registered member of RCSLT and an active member of ASLTIP.  I have Enhanced CRB cover and child protection training.