What I can help you with
Conditions I treat
With years of NHS Neurorehabilitation experience, I understand how to work with clients, families, workplaces and the interdisciplinary team of health professionals around them to get the best results, whilst looking after the whole person.
Reading & Writing Difficulties
I work with clients who have acquired brain injuries or neurological disease that can result in a range of difficulties with the following:
Writing- acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia
Interpreting complex or nuanced information
Speech & Articulation Disorders
I work with a range of Speech Disorders including:
Dysarthria - difficulty with slurred speech, volume control and prosody
Dyspraxia of Speech - difficulty with producing the sounds in the right order due to motor planning deficits
Stammer / Dysfluency
Language and Communication Disorders
I work with a range of acquired communication disorders, including:
Aphasia (difficulty understanding, reading, writing or saying the right words)
Cognitive Communication Disorder (difficulty using our thinking skills to understand nuance, plan what we want to say, use body language/tone and much more)
I work with clients to unpick how these disorders may be impacting their understanding, speaking, reading, writing and social communication. This is turn leads us to explore what to target to improve communication at home, work and in leisure situations.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of delivering clinical supervision to clinicians at various stages in their career. It has been very fulfilling to mentor and support clinicians with in a real range of areas, including:
personal development plans
complex case discussion
clinical development projects
...and much more.
As a linguist, I am happy to work with clients for whom English is an additional language, I am happy to work with interpreters or use my own language skills where appropriate. Please don't hesitate to ask