Stephanie is a Speech and Language Therapist at The London Children’s Practice. Stephanie obtained her Speech and Language Therapy BSc. Hons degree at the University of Manchester. Currently, Stephanie works primarily in primary schools, supporting children with speech sound disorders, ASD diagnoses, receptive and expressive language difficulties, and working memory and auditory processing disorders. Stephanie also supports young people in secondary school with ASD and ADHD diagnoses, social communication difficulties, and receptive and expressive language difficulties.
Stephanie has experience working with young children, including nursery children as a volunteer abroad. Stephanie is trained to work with people at all stages of life, and has previously volunteered at a supported living facility for older people living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Stephanie currently volunteers to provide monthly speech and language therapy support for a charity that supports young adults with learning difficulties.
Stephanie provides speech and language screens in schools that explore children’s speech sound production and receptive and expressive language skills. Stephanie has a close relationship to her school’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and teachers, and works collaboratively to provide the best possible support for each child. Both parents/carers and school are provided with a screening report including recommendations after the screening. Stephanie also provides clinic-based full speech and language assessments and reports, which provide an in-depth look into a child’s speech and language needs. Stephanie has provided SuperflexR training (a social thinking curriculum) to her team of colleagues at LCP, and to teachers in primary school.
Stephanie is well-developed in the areas of speech-sound disorders and receptive and expressive languages difficulties. Stephanie aims to develop her skills in combining therapy strategies to provide more successful outcomes. For example, using therapies that support mental well-being, such as Lego therapy, whilst simultaneously supporting young people academically by implementing strategies that support classroom learning.
Stephanie attends regular informal training sessions provided by LCP to keep her skills up-to-date. Stephanie has obtained the following formal training certificates (this list is not exhaustive):
- Paediatric Resuscitation – Level 2
- Safeguarding Children – Level 2
- Keeping Children Safe In Education
- Behaviour Management and the SLP
- Language Difference vs. Language Impairment in Schools
- Sensory Integration and Processing
- Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children
Stephanie is a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys cooking, baking, interior design, and spending as much time with family and friends as possible.