Gemma has worked with children aged 0-21 with speech, language and communication needs in multiple settings within the NHS, the public sector and privately. She is experienced in working in pre-schools, children’s centres, clinics, mainstream schools, special schools and additional resource provisions/resource bases. She is continually motivated to support the child and the family/team around the child and is happy to discuss any concerns you may have.
Gemma aims to take a unique approach from assessment to intervention, tailoring the journey to each child’s specific need(s) and the needs of the family. She focuses on developing the child’s speech, language and/or communication skills whilst enabling parents, carers and school staff to continue to embed strategies in their everyday environment. Gemma is a highly specialist therapist in the area of neurological diagnosis including Autism and Social Communication and has attended several training courses including PECS, Talking Mats, Social Stories, Parent-Child-Interaction Therapy and Makaton to name a few.
Gemma is a fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and is a member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association for Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.