About Diana

With over 15 years of experience in different settings, I am here to help and to discuss with you any concerns you have about your child’s Speech, Language or Communication.  I will be happy to discuss your child’s individual needs over the phone.  I offer a 15 minute free consultation. My fees are available on request but an indicative price is £80 per hour.

I'm a qualified Speech & Language Therapist with over 10 years experience

 

I qualified in 1999 as a Speech and Language Therapist (Postgraduate Diploma, City University). I have predominately worked with children in the preschool years and the foundation stages of education.

 

  • Qualified from City University in 1999 completing the postgraduate SLT diploma

  • First degree was in microbiology from Manchester University

  • Mother of 3 teenage children

  • Worked both in NHS and Independently since qualifying

  • Worked both in the UK and Singapore

I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language therapists, HPC and ASLTIP.

Testimonials

"Diana is a professional and effective therapist who makes therapy fun and engaging for children, parents and other professionals involved. Working closely with Diana, it is clear to see her enthusiasm and passion to promote speech, language and communication skills in children"

SLT Colleague at HRCH

'Working with Diana has taught me a lot. She is very knowledgeable and a great resource for both practical and theoretical ideas. I would trust Diana to work with my children - she makes it look easy!'

SLT Colleague at HRCH

Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Diploma in SLT

  • Training from the Nuffield Dyspraxia centre

  • Stammering training – Palin PCI

  • Stammering training – Lidcombe

  • PECS (picture exchange system)

  • Makaton

  • Little Group Training (ASD)

  • Talk Tools - Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson

  • Social Thinking - Michelle Garcia Winner

  • Shape coding - Susan Ebbel

  • Attention Autism

Specialisms

Language Delay

I have experience of working with specific language delay and global developmental delay.  My skills include supporting language development with both Makaton (signing) and PECS (visuals).

Social Communication

I have helped to support children with social communication difficulties both at home and within their educational environments.  Working both on their non-verbal communication and play.

Speech Clarity

I have significant experience working with children with speech clarity issues.  Working with both articulatory (difficulties producing sounds) and phonological (difficulties using the appropriate sound).  The direct experience that I have received in the community clinic environment, is also supported by the training that I have undertaken on the Nuffield dyspraxia approach.

 

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