Speech and Language Therapist and Autism Practitioner
SENtree evolved from our passion to share the knowledge and skills accumulated over more than 30 years of working with children with special educational needs.
We can carry out an informal or formal assessment, depending upon your child’s needs.
Our assessment may include:
- Formal assessment (tests and checklists).
- Clinical observation in a number of settings.
- Assessment of the learning environment.
This information can be used to:
- Ensure your child has the right provision.
- Provide a starting point for therapy.
- Help us decide which therapeutic interventions will work for your child.
- All therapy is targeted to your child’s individual strengths and needs.
- Therapy can be offered at home or in a nursery, school or college setting.
- Activities and advice will be offered for you to work on with your child in between therapy sessions.
- We use an eclectic range of evidence-based approaches.
- You, as a family, will be involved in all stages of the process.
- Investigate the barriers to learning, in your setting, for children with speech, language and communication needs.
- Train staff to increase their knowledge, skills and awareness (see training).
- Train staff to support individual needs.
- Advise on environmental adaptions and differentiation of the curriculum to improve learning outcomes.
- Set up and train staff and families to offer a number of specialised interventions to improve learning outcomes.
We pride ourselves in providing practical, needs-based training that shares strategies and resources to ensure you are equipped to help the children in your care.
All training can be tailored to your level of knowledge and skill and the needs of the child or children in your care.
We have specialist skills in the areas of:
- Language delay and disorder.
- Autism and social communication disorder.
- Problems with pronunciation (articulation/phonology/dyspraxia).
- Learning difficulties.
- Acquired brain injury in children.
- Communication difficulties related to physical disability.
- Selective mutism.
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Who we are
Clinical Specialist, Speech and Language Therapist
BSc, MRSLT, Reg HCPC, MASLTIP
I qualified with a degree in Speech Pathology & Therapy, from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 1985. I have worked as a paediatric speech & language therapist since that time. I have specialised over the years in the assessment and treatment of speech, language and…
BPhil SpEd Autism (Children)
I have worked with children and young adults with SEN for nearly 20 years in a variety of educational settings in London and the South East. Having gained knowledge and experience in a wide range of complex needs, I found myself always drawn to those on…