Next 2 day MAKATON (Levels 1 and 2) Training Course in Oxford: 2nd & 3rd April. Fee: £120 per person (incl. manuals). Contact us if you wish to attend.
The Owl Centre
The Owl Centre
Type of therapist:
Speech and Language Therapy
Articulation and Phonology
Eating and Drinking
BSc(Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
BA(Hons) French and Linguistics
Beckie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2009.
She has been working for the NHS for 10 years across a range of different settings including community clinics, preschools, mainstream and special schools.
She has a wealth of experience working with children aged 2-16 years with a range of different speech, language and communication needs.
She is skilled at working with children who have additional needs, such as autism, learning difficulties and complex medical and physical needs.
She specialises in Dysphagia and is able to support families and children with difficulties managing new food textures and learning to chew.
Beckie has spent a long time working closely as part of a multi-disciplinary team and believes that joint working is essential for achieving positive outcomes.
Beckie has further training and specialist interest in:
ASC (Autism Spectrum Conditions)
AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) systems, which are used to enhance an individual’s existing communication system, i.e. Low-tech systems such as;
Signalong (a key-word sign-supported system)
PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and
communication charts or books, including PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display)
and high-tech communication systems, like Proloquo2Go and Snap + Core.
Dysphagia (eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties)