Speech and Language Therapy Professional Lead and Therapy services manager for Children’s Therapies, Stammering services and Neurodevelopmental assessment
Area of responsibility
Speech and Language Therapy workforce and professional standards.
Operational management of Children’s Therapies – Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Stammering services (telehealth and training), Neurodevelopmental assessment (Autism diagnostic service).
Background / Profile
I qualified with BSc in Clinical Language Sciences ( Speech and Language Therapy) in 1991 at Leeds Polytechnic.
I have previously worked as a paediatric/LD therapist in Rotherham, Leeds and Newham, before coming to Airedale in 2008 as a Clinical lead in Complex needs and Dysphagia. I completed my MSc in Advanced Speech and Language Therapy practice in 2010.
I became paediatric SALT team lead in 2012 and Children’s Therapies manager/SALT professional lead in 2014. I now have a wide portfolio including extensive engagement externally in relation to CYP and SEND.
I currently Chair the Yorkshire and Humber Speech and Language Therapy managers group.