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.

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Stephanie Timmins, 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

 

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Mariska Vermeer BA (Hons) Linguistics & Psychology, MSc Speech and Language Therapy, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Reg.

Mariska Vermeer BA (Hons) Linguistics & Psychology, MSc Speech and Language Therapy, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Reg.

Mariska attained a 1st Class honours degree from Carleton University (Canada) in Linguistics and Psychology before completing an MSc in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Reading, qualifying in 2014 with a distinction for clinical knowledge in linguistics, medical sciences, psychology and language pathology. Since qualifying, she has worked in a number of special and mainstream schools. These roles have included setting up and implementing programmes for primary and secondary age school children as well as managing large and varied caseloads. Mariska has experience working with children and adolescents with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties, including language delay and disorder, speech and phonological difficulties, attention and listening difficulties, social communication difficulties and children with Down’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and associated mental health conditions.

Mariska has received highly specialist clinical training in America in Social Thinking. She has also received formal training in the following:

  • The Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
  • Attention Autism (Gina Davies)
  • Shape Coding (Susan Ebbels)
  • ADOS-2 Assessment (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule)
  • Elklan Speech and Language Support (accredited teacher and parent training courses)

Mariska believes that building a strong rapport with children and young people is essential for successful therapy. She adapts each session to meet the individual needs of each child. Mariska uses creative and motivating activities alongside evidence based approaches to ensure that therapy and assessment sessions are fun and exciting.

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

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

 

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Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.

 

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