Speech & Language Therapy in Sevenoaks


  • December 1990
    Speech and Language Therapist
    National Hospitals College of Speech Sciences, London
    Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
    Membership number: 08952 Registration number: 02881
    HPHC number: SL07176
  • June 1991
    R.S.A. Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey AMBDA recognition
  • 1993
    Instrumental Enrichment Levels I - III Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
  • Nov 1997-May 1998
    Dynamic Assessment Part I (Basic) & Part II (Advanced) Binoh Centre, London
  • Sept 2008
    Tactile Instrumental Enrichment

Paediatric speech and language therapy career history

  • May 1998 to present date: Private Speech and Language Therapy Practice

    Speech, language, literacy and thinking skills with home/ school programmes, individual / group therapy and training. Now in the sixteenth year of independent practice.

  • April 2004 to April 2006: Hextable Language Unit

    Part-time with years 7 to 13 as the Speech and Language therapist. Successfully managing the caseload, working as part of a team at the language unit.

  • January 2003 to 2004: Dorton House School
    Grade 2 – Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (spine point 33)

    Part-time work as one of three speech and language therapists and part of a large therapy team working with the secondary level students and college students with visual impairments and additional difficulties. Close work alongside Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, educational, living skills staff and parents.

  • May 2000 to maternity leave October 2001: Dorton House School
    Grade 2 – Speech and Language Therapist (spine point 32)

  • December 1994 - May 2000
    Thames Gateway Healthcare (NHS) Trust
    Grade 2 – Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (spine points 29-31)

    Full time at both a primary language unit (Warren Wood, Rochester) and a language provision for children with specific language impairments (Fairview School, Rainham). Then on a part-time basis at the language provision, followed by another transfer of base (York Road Language Unit, Dartford).

Special interest groups

  • Kent West Dyslexia Association
  • Association for Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
  • Prof. Association for Teachers Of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties