Katie trained at University College London and qualified as a Speech And
Language Therapist with a MSc in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy in
1999. Prior to this she obtained a BA (Hons) in Human Communcation and
Linguistics at Manchester University.
Katie has worked in the National Health Service since 1999. She has wide
experience of working with children of all ages with speech and language
disorders and has specialist experience in working within a secondary
school language unit for children with specific language impairment. She
is trained in the Hanen approach to treating children with developmental
language difficulties as well as running parent programmes.
Katie also has extensive experience working with adults with acquired
neurological disorders in both the acute hospital and community settings. She
has also provided services to nursing homes. She has particular experience
in providing intensive rehabilitation to patients with dysphasia and has
participated in teaching on seminars in rehabilitation as well as training
other professionals. She has also run carer groups.
Currently she takes a leading role in coordinating and running yearly Basic
Training in Dysphagia seminars for newly qualified Speech and Language
Therapists. She is also one of the few British Speech and Language Therapists
who is trained to run the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy program for patients with
Katie continues to work part-time for the National Health Service as well as
Katie believes in making therapy fun and functional.