banner join us

 

Speech and Language Therapists in Berkshire, helping childrenHighly Professional Speech and Language Therapists in Berkshire.

The Owl Centre boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapists in Berkshire

The Speech and Language Therapists at The Owl Centre in Berkshire combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.

--------------------------------

Hannah Mills, BSc (Hons) SLT (University of Reading), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Reg.

Hannah Mills, BSc (Hons) SLT (University of Reading), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Reg.

Hannah qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2010. She has experience in working with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties, including language delay and disorder, speech and phonological difficulties, children with Down’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and hearing difficulties. Hannah has experience with individual sessions, group sessions and running SLT summer programmes.

Hannah tailors her private therapy service to meet the individual needs of each child, based on evidence-based intervention. She places great importance on building a positive relationship with every child, and on working closely with parents, school staff and other relevant professionals to ensure the best possible outcome.

Most importantly, therapy is fun, creative and motivating to fully engage children to reach their communicative potential.

Areas that Hannah covers include (but are not limited to):

  • Arborfield
  • Ascot
  • Bagshot
  • Binfield
  • Bracknell
  • Crowthorne
  • Early
  • Eversley
  • Finchampstead
  • Lower Early
  • Owlsmoor
  • Sandhurst
  • Shinfield
  • Windsor
  • Winnersh
  • Wokingham
  • Woodley

 

--------------------------------

Chelsea Harse BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Chelsea Harse BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Chelsea qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from City University London in 2014. She currently combines her independent work with her work as a specialist Speech and Language Therapist in a Special Educational Needs School in Slough.

Chelsea has clinical experience working with children in a wide range of settings such as mainstream and special educational needs schools, clinics and hospitals. Her experience includes working with clients with attention and listening difficulties, language delay, speech difficulties, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and social communication. Chelsea has a strong interest in working with children with eating and drinking difficulties and supporting them and their families.

Through her experience, Chelsea has acquired a solid knowledge in a range of assessment and evidence based intervention tools. She has also worked with a broad spectrum of professionals, provided training to staff, parents and other professionals. She is passionate about tailored intervention that is fun and engaging.

Chelsea has completed training in:

  • Attention Autism by Gina Davies
  • Post basic dysphagia qualification and cervical auscultation
  • Team Teach training
  • AAC
  • Makaton
  • Social communication with focus on social thinking

Chelsea is able to offer home / school visits or training packages to settings in the following areas:

  • Ascot
  • Ashford
  • Burnham
  • Cippenham
  • Colnbrook
  • Egham
  • Hayes and Harlington
  • Ickenham
  • Iver
  • Langley
  • Maidenhead
  • Ruislip
  • Slough
  • Staines
  • Stoke Poges
  • Uxbridge
  • West Drayton
  • Windsor
  • Yiewsley

 

--------------------------------

Octavia Ford

Octavia Ford

Octavia is a recently qualified Speech and Language Therapist. She is skilled in working with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties, including language delay and disorder, speech and phonological difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Octavia has experience of working with children both individually and via group based therapy.

Octavia identifies the individual needs of each child and develops appropriate and achievable targets based on evidence-based intervention.

Octavia strongly believes that the best results from therapy come from building good relationships with parents, children, and other professionals. Octavia aims to make therapy sessions as fun and interactive as possible whilst achieving appropriate goals. She is also able to provide advice and strategies for parents and other professional to use within home/nursery settings.

Areas that Octavia covers include (but are not limited to):

  • Arborfield
  • Ascot
  • Bagshot
  • Binfield
  • Bracknell
  • Crowthorne
  • Early
  • Eversley
  • Finchampstead
  • Lower Early
  • Sandhurst
  • Shinfield
  • Windsor
  • Winnersh
  • Wokingham
  • Woodley

 

--------------------------------

Rachel Costelloe BSc (Hons) (The University of Reading), HCPC registered.

Rachel Costelloe BSc (Hons) (The University of Reading), HCPC registered.  

Rachel qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2012 from the University of Reading. She has experience working with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties, specialising in children and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and (associated) Learning disabilities, within both a school and residential school setting. Rachel has gained formal qualifications including PECS, Social Stories, TEACCH, Singalong and AAC methods, all of which contribute to ensuring therapy is evidence based, functional, and tailored to the individual. 

Rachel has experience working closely with parents, school staff and a wide range of multidisciplinary professionals, to ensure a holistic approach to therapy. She believes it is important for strategies to be worked on in conjunction with the family and those closest to the individual to ensure they are confident with carrying out these strategies outside of the therapy session. 

Rachel believes that building a strong relationship with both the individual and family is the key to ensuring that therapy is relaxed, fun and functional

Areas Rachel covers include (but are not limited to):

  • Arborfield 
  • Ascot 
  • Bagshot 
  • Binfield 
  • Bracknell  
  • Crowthorne 
  • Earley 
  • Finchampstead 
  • Maidenhead 
  • Reading 
  • Slough 
  • Wokingham 
  • Windsor 
  • Woodley

 

--------------------------------

Stephanie Love, BSc (Hons) SLT (University of Reading), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Reg.

Stephanie Timmins, BSc (Hons) SLT (University of Reading), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Reg.

Stephanie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2010. Since then she has worked as an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Tutor, worked in mainstream and special needs school settings and in the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) on their Autism Pathway, involving the diagnosis and intervention of young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions. She currently works at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is studying for a Masters in Education.

Stephanie has extensive experience in the assessment of young people relating to their language and communication but also their social interaction and how any difficulties may impact on other developmental areas such as behaviour, learning and attention.

Stephanie’s approach to therapy, regardless of the type of difficulties, is always to develop speech, language and communication skills that will be most useful and functional to all aspects of a young person, and she ultimately aims to increase their independence and confidence in a way which is flexible and enjoyable. Stephanie is respectful of parents and young peoples’ views and feels it is important that plans are agreed jointly.

Areas that Stephanie covers include (but are not limited to):

  • Arborfield
  • Ascot
  • Bagshot
  • Binfield
  • Bracknell
  • Crowthorne
  • Earley
  • Eversley
  • Finchampstead
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • High Wycombe
  • Lower Earley
  • Maidenhead
  • Sandhurst
  • Shinfield
  • Slough
  • Twyford
  • Windsor
  • Winnersh
  • Wokingham
  • Woodley

 

--------------------------------

Liz Atik BA (Hons), University of Cardiff, MBA, Cardiff Business School, MSc (Distinction) in Speech and Language Therapy, University of Reading. HCPC, MRCSLT, regICO, MASLTIP.

Liz Atik BA (Hons), University of Cardiff, MBA, Cardiff Business School, MSc (Distinction) in Speech and Language Therapy, University of Reading. HCPC, MRCSLT, regICO, MASLTIP

Liz qualified in 2011. She is an experienced therapist working in Berkshire and Hampshire. She offers initial assessment, reviews and therapy tailored to your child’s individual needs and delivered through fun and motivating activities designed to encourage and develop all aspects of your child’s communication skills. Liz has experience working with preschool and primary school aged children with a variety of additional needs including speech sound difficulties, receptive/expressive language delay/disorders, Autism Spectrum Conditions, verbal dyspraxia and global developmental delay. Liz has experience working with bilingual and multilingual families and has worked in a wide range of settings including mainstream, private and specialist schools as well as Early Years settings.

Liz endeavours to liaise closely with all professionals involved in the child’s care to ensure consistency and a multi-disciplinary approach to intervention, where the child’s well-being and fulfilment is at the heart of the support offered.

Liz has completed training in:

  • Diagnosis and aetiology of Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Social Thinking programme
  • Makaton signing
  • Cued Articulation
  • Shape Coding
  • Play Therapy

Liz is able to offer home or school visits in:

  • Aldermaston
  • Basingstoke
  • Bramley
  • Beenham
  • Bradfield
  • Bucklebury
  • Burghfield
  • Chineham
  • Cold Ash
  • Earley
  • Highclere
  • Kingsclere
  • Mortimer
  • Newbury
  • Reading
  • Sherfield On Loddon
  • Sherborne St John
  • Spencers Wood
  • Tadley
  • Thatcham
  • Theale
  • Yattendon
  • Woolhampton

 

--------------------------------

Tanzila Nauman BSc (Hons) Speech Sciences, MRCSLT, HCPC registered.

Tanzila Nauman BSc (Hons) Speech Sciences, MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Tanzila qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from University College London in 2004. She has a wealth of experience working with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties with children and young adults within mainstream and special educational needs settings.

Her experience includes working with attention and listening difficulties, language delay and disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Down’s Syndrome, hearing and visual difficulties, Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems, and supporting young children and families with eating and drinking difficulties.

Tanzila has experience with individual sessions and group sessions, as well as providing training for parents, school staff and other professionals. She provides therapy programmes which are highly engaging with concrete ideas tailored to the individual child’s communication need as she strongly believes therapy needs to be highly engaging and motivating to reach the child’s optimum communication potential.

Tanzila has a young family of her own and is able to be empathetic towards the practical needs of supporting families.

Tanzila has worked very closely with a wide range of multidisciplinary teams to provide optimum therapy support for individual children.

Tanzila has completed her training in (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Intensive Interaction training (Dave Hewitt)
  • TEACCH
  • Makaton Enhancement training workshop
  • Attention Autism (Gina Davies)
  • Sensory Integration (Therapy Foundations Ltd)
  • Sensory Alert course (Therapy works)
  • Dysphagia training – Level 1
  • Secondary School aged children who stammer (Michael Palin Centre)

Areas that Tanzila covers include (but are not limited to):

  • Ascot
  • Burnham
  • Cippenham
  • Colnbrook
  • Datchet
  • Hillingdon
  • Iver
  • Langley
  • Maidenhead
  • Slough
  • Stoke Poges
  • Taplow
  • Uxbridge
  • Windsor

 

--------------------------------

Danielle Tinker BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, HCPC reg.

danielle tinker

Danielle qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from the University of East Anglia in 2015. She currently works in a school in Berkshire for children on the Autistic Spectrum.

Danielle has clinical experience working in a secure unit, special educational needs schools, mainstream schools and resource bases. Her experience includes speech sound difficulties, specific language disorders, learning disabilities, social communication and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Danielle works in a multidisciplinary team and has worked with a wide range of professionals. She has provided informal training to school staff, parents and other professionals. Through clinical experience, she has developed knowledge of a wide range of formal assessment tools and skills in informal assessment.

Danielle enjoys building rapport with children and their families to develop a strong basis for therapy. She provides a fun and flexible approach to therapy with a focus on functional outcomes.

Danielle has completed training in:

  • Attention Autism by Gina Davies
  • Elklan Language Builders for ASD
  • DIR floortime introduction
  • Makaton
  • PECS
  • Team Teach training
  • Social communication with a focus on social thinking

Danielle is able to offer home visits in the following areas:

  • Ascot
  • Bagshot
  • Binfield
  • Bracknell
  • Earley
  • Maidenhead
  • Reading
  • Slough
  • Windsor
  • Wokingham
  • Woodley

 

--------------------------------

Sarah McGowan BA (Hons) Applied Psychology, MSc Speech & Language Sciences, UCL, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC registered

Sarah McGowan BA (Hons) Applied Psychology, MSc Speech & Language Sciences, UCL, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC registered

Sarah qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2009. Since then she has worked in special schools, preschool clinics, clients’ homes, nurseries and preschools.

Sarah believes it is vital to meet the individual needs of the child and their family and strongly believes in working together with parents to develop their child’s communication skills. She has a wealth of experience working with children with autism and social communication difficulties.  She also works with children with language delay, developmental delays, Downs Syndrome and complex needs. Sarah also has experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary autism assessment team.

Sarah is formally trained in:

  • ADOS-2 Assessment (Autism Diagnostics Observation Schedule)
  • SCERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support)
  • Hanen (More Than Words)
  • Makaton (signs and symbols)
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • Lis’n’tell interactive story telling

She also has extensive experience of using the Attention Autism approach, Colourful Semantics, Intensive Interaction and working with a wide range of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems. 

Areas that Sarah covers include (but are not limited to) are:

  • Ascot
  • Beaconsfield
  • Bracknell
  • Gerrards Cross
  • Henley
  • High Wycombe
  • Maidenhead
  • Marlow
  • Slough
  • Windsor

 

--------------------------------

Anna Taptiklis BA Hons, PGDip Speech & Language Therapy, MRCSLT, HCPC registered.

Anna Taptiklis BA Hons, PGDip Speech & Language Therapy, MRCSLT, HCPC registered.

Since qualifying in 2006, Anna has worked for the NHS gaining extensive experience and knowledge working with a range of children with diverse needs within mainstream schools, Early Years settings and clinics. 

Anna has a special interest in preschool children with Autism, language delays, speech difficulties and stammers

Anna is trained in Early Bird, preschool ADOS assessment, PECs, Colourful Semantics, Gina Davies Attention Autism, and Makaton, and is a passionate advocate for using parent child interaction techniques.

Anna has extensive experience working closely with parents and Early Years Settings and School staff in order to establish and maintain collaborative working.

Anna is able to provide outreach appointments in the following areas (amongst others):

  • Beaconsfield
  • Eton
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • High Wycombe
  • Maidenhead
  • Marlow
  • Reading
  • Slough
  • Windsor

 

--------------------------------

Claire McNeil BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT, HCPC Registered.

Claire McNeil BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT, HCPC Registered

Claire completed her degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy at Manchester University in 1982. She has worked in the NHS for 35 years specialising in stammering and voice disorders and now works in independent practice with adults and children.

Claire developed the award-winning Swindon Fluency packs (these are programmes of work for children who stammer).

In 2008, Claire gained the Brief London Diploma in Solution Focused Practice, and she currently trains professionals working with children and families in Swindon in the use of this approach.

Claire is a founder Trustee of The Fluency Trust Charity, which runs residential courses for children who stammer.

Claire is able to see clients for outreach visits in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

 

--------------------------------

Laura Gergees, BSc Hons (City University of London), MRCSLT, MHCPC

Laura Gergees, BSc Hons (City University of London), MRCSLT, MHCPC

Laura Gergees is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in children under 7 years old with complex needs. She currently works full time in the NHS within a Child Development Centre and enjoys working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team comprising of Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, in order to meet a child’s holistic developmental needs.

Laura has experience of working across early years settings, community clinics and mainstream schools. Her knowledge and skills cover a wide range of communication needs including (but not limited to) Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, Selective Mutism, language difficulties, learning difficulties, speech sound difficulties (pronunciation) and stammering. She is also bilingual in English and Arabic.

Laura is actively engaged with Continual Professional Development and was a co-researcher in the published research project, Can music improve vocalising in young children with language delay?. She is also trained in the following therapeutic approaches:

  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System.
  • Makaton Foundation Stage.
  • Intensive Interaction.
  • SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support)
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children Under 7 who Stammer.

Laura enjoys building professional relationships with parents in order to educate and empower them to both understand and support their child’s communication strengths and needs.

Areas that Laura can visit to provide therapy include:

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Chiswick
  • Denham
  • Ealing
  • Greenford
  • Harrow
  • Hounslow
  • Isleworth
  • Iver
  • Langley
  • Pinner
  • Slough
  • Southall
  • Twickenham
  • Windsor

 

--------------------------------

Sally Jimenez Zamudio

Sally Jimenez Zamudio

Sally qualified as a Speech Therapist in Mexico in 2004. She has worked in different hospitals, clinics and has carried out private work in her homeland, but has been working in the UK for 4 years as a 1:1 therapist in different school settings.

Sally has experience helping children of a variety of ages, including adults, with diverse speech and language pathologies. She enjoys using books and different activities for therapy, and also believes that playing is an important part of learning: as children feel happy, they will succeed in their goals, thereby helping to build confidence and rapport.

Sally has received ABA training and likes to work with preschool children with autism, including providing valuable feedback to parents throughout the process.

Sally works for The Owl Centre as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, and can provide outreach sessions in the following areas:

  • Ascot
  • Ashford
  • Burnham
  • Cippenham
  • Colnbrook
  • Egham
  • Hayes and Harlington
  • Ickenham
  • Iver
  • Langley
  • Maidenhead
  • Ruislip
  • Slough
  • Staines
  • Stoke Poges
  • Uxbridge
  • West Drayton
  • Windsor
  • Yiewsley

 

--------------------------------

 

Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.

 

Please click here to find more information about the private speech and language therapy services provided by our Speech and Language Therapists in Berkshire.

 

You can fill in our booking form by clicking here or if you want to discuss how we can help with speech and language therapy services in Berkshire, please contact us.

separador 01