Hi, I'm Beth. I’m a Speech and Language Therapist from Essex, UK.
My mission is to help people who work with children with speech, language and communication needs in schools.
I'm a fun and creative Speech and Language Therapist, from the UK, with lots of ideas to help children develop their communication skills.
I have years and years of experience working with children and young adults in a range of settings including schools, preschools and clinics.
I work for myself as an Independent Specialist Speech and Language Therapist through my local service Speech Therapy Maldon where I see children in schools in Mid Essex and in my clinic.
I have a master’s degree in Health and Human Sciences, qualifying as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2009. My undergraduate degree is in Linguistics and Spanish.
I have delivered lectures to Speech and Language students at university on a range of topics, including service provision, speech sounds, stammering, vocabulary and word finding, assessment and intervention.
I’m registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the Health and Care Professionals Council and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.
I’ve worked with lots of wonderful practitioners and staff in schools and preschools throughout my career, and I've provided a lot of information, advice, training and support for a variety of Speech and Language topics.
For over 10 years, I have built up a whole stack of resources and activities to target dozens of different topics within speech, language and communication needs.
I’ve delivered an abundance of training sessions, created by me, on a range of SLCN topics to staff working in schools and preschools.
As a result of my training on speech sounds, dozens of Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Preschool Practitioners have felt empowered to help their students with their speech sound targets.
Many of my friends are teachers and they share plenty of tips and ask for advice in return. They are my guinea pigs for most of the things I create for The Speech and Language Garden.
With The Speech and Language Garden, I hope to give you some valuable ideas and resources to help educate you and support the children you work with. I want to empower Teachers, Assistants and SENCos to deliver effective and fun interventions by providing information, advice, training and demonstrations.