Highly Professional Speech and Language Therapists in Nottinghamshire & Surrounding Counties.
The Owl Centre boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapists in Nottinghamshire & Surrounding Counties
The Speech and Language Therapists at The Owl Centre in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire 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.
•Heather Rigby BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, HCPC registered
Heather qualified from De Montfort University in 2004. Since then, she has worked in a wide range of settings such as Sure Starts, Family Centres, Clinics, mainstream schools, special schools and nurseries.
Heather has worked with children aged 0-18 years who have a wide range of communication difficulties. She has a particular interest in working in early years, supporting children with language delays, speech sound disorders, language disorders, stammering and complex needs. She likes to tailor each child's therapy, ensuring that it is supporting that child to make progress with their communication. This may be through direct therapy packages with parents or within schools/nurseries. Heather has a strong background in training schools and other professionals in a wide range of communication skills. She currently guest lectures at local universities around dyspraxia, specific language impairment and early language development.
Heather's current part-time NHS role involves supporting children with complex needs in terms of AAC and eating and drinking difficulties. She also works with pre-school children with social communication difficulties, where she works on intensive interaction, sealed pots and PECS. Heather is a specialist in working with young people who stammer. She has completed Michael Palin Centre training for early years, school aged children and teenage children. Heather is also trained in Lidcombe. She is an active member of the National Fluency Clinical Effectiveness Network accessing specialist training.
Heather is able to offer home visits or nursery or school visits in:
- Aston on Trent
- Long Eaton
- West Hallam
- Weston on Trent
In North Leicester
- Castle Donington
In West Nottingham
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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