Speech & Language Pathologist
Hannah has worked predominately in mainstream schools with a mixed caseload. This has primarily included working with children with various conditions including:
- Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Selective Mutism
- Speech delay or disorder
- Language delay
- Social communication difficulties
- Cognitive/ Learning Difficulty (LD)
- Various chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome
- Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
She has a special interest in Autism, this grew after her brother received a diagnosis at an early age. Since watching him grow and develop, her passion for a career in speech and language therapy has blossomed. After completing a course and treating a number of children across London, Selective Mutism has also become an area of particular interest.
She feels passionately about empowering families to support their children to progress to their maximum ability. Hannah believes parents are the most important teacher in every child’s life and feels working together with parents will allow for successful carryover and generalisation of skills.
Her combination of experience in the public and private sectors has developed her desire for working with preschool and primary aged children. She has worked closely with education staff and other professionals to create individualised targets.
She has recently moved to Australia from the UK where she studied her BSc in Speech and Language Therapy at City University London. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) alongside the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Association.
Hannah thinks the most important part of making children progress is making the learning process fun and motivating; this ethos is practiced throughout her sessions.
To create therapy programmes, Hannah aims to be dynamic by taking into consideration school and home demands whilst listening to parents and other professional’s concerns.
Hannah is constantly expanding her wealth of knowledge and enjoys reading related research articles and books around children’s communication.
Hannah is a volunteer at a charity called Dress for Success which supports women in difficult circumstances financially, culturally and socially get ready for interviews. Hannah is also taking part in the Blackmore’s Half Marathon in September to raise funds for a charity called Operation Smile, which work with children overseas to rectify cleft palates. Hannah enjoys baking naughty treats for her family and friends. Her specialty is cake! Hannah loves to do bikram yoga and run after work and on the weekends.
Hannah is driven by seeing the children progress and savours those magical moments of success!
Hannah is currently taking some time off from the clinic and we will let you know when she is back on board.