Speech and Language Therapists in HertfordshireHighly Professional Speech and Language Therapists in Hertfordshire.

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

The Speech and Language Therapists at The Owl Centre in Hertfordshire 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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Lydia Ebsworth BSc (Hons) (University College London), Dip SAC (Professional and Therapeutic Counselling), MRCSLT, HCPC registered, MASLTIP

Lydia Ebsworth BSc (Hons) (University College London), Dip SAC (Professional and Therapeutic Counselling), MRCSLT, MHPC, MASLTIPLydia heads The Owl Centre in Hertfordshire and can provide in-house therapy or make home, nursery, or school visits.

Lydia qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2001. Since then, she has worked in a variety of hospitals, clinics, and mainstream and specialist schools. Lydia has gained her experience working for the NHS, MOD and more recently through independent practice. She has worked with a wide range of children from pre-school onwards, with a variety of difficulties. These include autistic spectrum disorder, selective mutism, working memory difficulties, dyslexia, phonological disorder and language disorder.

Lydia believes that a holistic approach when treating a difficulty is often the most effective, combining theories and programmes to tailor-make therapy sessions for each child. She also works in close liaison with parents, nursery/school staff and other professionals involved with the child to ensure that everyone is aware of the child’s needs and that progress can be effectively monitored.

 

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Anne Richardson Speech & Language Therapy PgDip (City University, London) Reg. MRCSLT, MHCPC and MASLTIP.

Anne Richardson Speech & Language Therapy PgDip (City University, London) Reg. MRCSLT, MHCPC and MASLTIP.

Anne qualified in 2006. Since then, she has worked for 10 years as an NHS Speech and Language Therapist, and more recently in Independent Practice. Anne is passionate about early intervention. She has lots of experience working with parents to support their children to reach their language milestones, in a way which suits them.

Anne works with children with a variety of speech and language needs:

  • Preschool children (0-5yrs), with speech or language delay/disorder. Anne is Hanen-trained, and highly experienced in parent-child Interaction techniques and video-feedback, with parents and their young child.
  • Primary School children with speech sound delay/disorder. Anne has several years’ experience of working in specialist NHS clinics for children with speech sound difficulties.
  • Children (2-17yrs) who are experiencing a period of dysfluent speech, or who stammer. Anne is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (Palin PCI), and in Lidcombe. She has attended training courses with the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children.

Anne is able to provide in-house therapy in Hertford and can provide outreach visits to the following areas in Hertfordshire:

  • Brookmans Park
  • Hatfield
  • Hertford
  • Hitchin
  • Letchworth Garden City
  • Potters Bar
  • St. Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Welham Green
  • Welwyn Garden City

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Anne Bonner Speech & Language Therapy BSC (hons) (University College London) Reg. MRCSLT, MHCPC and MASLTIP.

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Anne qualified in 2000. Since then, she has worked for 16 years as an NHS Speech and Language Therapist, and more recently in Independent Practice. With the NHS, she worked in schools for children with learning difficulties, then later within clinic settings and a range of mainstream schools and nurseries. She believes that it is vital to include parents and support staff in the planning of therapy targets to ensure that the child receives consistency across all environments. She ensures that therapy sessions are fun, so the child can learn new skills in a relaxed and positive setting.

Anne works with children with a variety of speech and language needs:

  • Children (2-16 years) with social communication difficulties. Anne has received training in Intensive Interaction, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the SCERTS model of working.
  • Children (2-16 yrs), with language delay/disorder. Anne is highly experienced in parent-child interaction techniques and video-feedback, with parents and their young child, and is competent in the use of Makaton signs and the use of techniques such as colour and shape coding.
  • School aged children with speech sound delay/disorder. Anne has several years’ experience of working in NHS clinics and mainstream schools for children with speech sound difficulties.

Anne is able to provide outreach visits to the following areas in Hertfordshire:

  • Broxbourne
  • Cheshunt
  • Essendon
  • Hatfield
  • Hertford
  • Hertford Heath
  • Hertingfordbury
  • Hoddesdon
  • Potters Bar
  • St. Albans
  • Standon
  • Stevenage
  • Welham Green
  • Welwyn Garden City

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Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.

 

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