Charlotte Gower

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: Bedfordshire

Skills

AAC Articulation and Phonology Behavioural Difficulties Bilingualism Cerebral Palsy Cleft Palate Down's Syndrome Dyspraxia Language Disorder Learning Disability Medico-Legal (Tribunals) Motor Speech Disorders Selective Mutism Signing Social and Emotional Difficulties Stammering

Qualifications

  • MSc Speech and Language Sciences
  • BSc Psychology

CV

  • Qualified Speech and Language Therapist, HCPC registered and a member of RCSLT and ASLTIP. Author of RCSLT telehealth guidelines and taken part in RCSLT webinars on telehealth. I have a passion for working holistically with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and their families.
  • Work Experience:
  • February 2020 – Current
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Learning Talking
  • Managing and prioritising a caseload of children in a secondary (with resource provision) and a primary mainstream buy-in service
  • Delivering therapy using evidence-based interventions to improve the lives of children and young people
  • Working closely with children and their parents / allied professionals to develop person centred programmes
  • Presenting training to staff members to increase knowledge and personal skills to support pupils speech, language and communication skills
  • Carrying out holistic assessments to guide therapy and management to best suit the child’s needs
  • September 2019 – Current
  • Medico-legal Speech and Language Therapist - Self employed
  • Carrying out dynamic and informal assessment and delivering therapeutic interventions (inc AAC) for children with neurological disabilities including cerebral palsy
  • Liaising with allied professionals and families to create meaningful targets for the child and their families
  • Delivering informal and formal training to small teams working around the child and their families to develop their knowledge and skills of strategies and supportive communication approaches
  • October 2018 – January 2020
  • Speech and Language Therapist - NHS North West London, Harrow
  • Manage a caseload of children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Deliver therapy using evidence-based interventions to improve the lives of young people and children
  • Working closely with children and their parents / educational provisions to develop person centred programmes
  • Carrying out holistic assessments to guide therapy and management to best suit the child’s needs
  • Jan 2017 – Current
  • Medico-legal Rehabilitation Assistant (for a lady following a TBI) – LSOT
  • Delivering home programmes implemented by occupational therapist, physiotherapist and SLT
  • Promoting speech and language using techniques and approaches recommended for people following TBI
  • Improving clients quality of life by enabling her to take control over her decision around participation and activity to access the community
  • July 2016 – September 2016
  • Playworker – Portsmouth City Council
  • Ensuring a safe environment for vulnerable children
  • Being a role model for young people in the community
  • Facilitating activities across a playground setting e.g. arts & crafts, board games, sports
  • April 2016 – June 2016
  • English Teacher (EFL) – MEG Kindergarten, Beijing, China
  • Developing a curriculum for children ages 2-6 years old in order to teach the complexities of the English language
  • Creating and delivering exciting and enthusiastic ways of teaching
  • Using effective and good communication skills in order to work as a team and with children in foreign language
  • Identifying and targeting stages of language throughout child development
  • January 2015 – April 2016
  • Speech and Language Therapy Assistant – MacIntyre School, Wingrave
  • Developing programmes to enable students to have the opportunity to communicate
  • Carrying out informal assessments and formal assessments with supervision from an SLT
  • Facilitating interventions and workshops (1:1 or groups) to develop communicative skills
  • Attending multi-disciplinary meetings to improve services and action for students
  • Creating innovative resources to encourage communication and improve behaviours
  • September 2014 – January 2015
  • Senior Learning Support Assistant – Stocklake Park School, Aylesbury
  • Supporting the teacher with differentiated lessons to suit all students needs to encourage independent learning
  • Acting teacher when teaching unavailable
  • Creating a positive environment for learning, using many aspects of occupational therapy for sensory based students
  • Deescalating and managing challenging behaviours
  • Assisting in personal care and hoisting for students with physical disabilities
  • June 2012 – January 2015
  • Relief Support Worker – MacIntyre, Wingrave
  • MacIntyre provides education and care for young people with complex learning difficulties aged ten to nineteen years in a residential unit
  • Assisting with personal care and general hygiene of service users
  • Encouraging their communicative skills through the use of techniques and training
  • Designing appropriate activities for service users to develop an understanding of their environment
  • Illustrating an expert understanding of autism and using this to aid effective communication
  • Ensuring excellent maintenance of their home to provide the best possible quality of life for service users
  • February 2014- May 2014
  • Volunteer teacher and Psychology Placement– Sri Lanka, Colombo District
  • Delivering positive interaction sessions at special needs centres, childrens homes, communities and the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Creating exciting and new session plans to engage and develop communicative skills
  • Devised and taught lessons to teach aspects of the English language within local communities
  • Increased quality of life among many residents within a poor and controversial culture, especially accounting for cultural differences and sensitivities
  • November 2013 – February 2014
  • Educational Support Worker
  • Working with two autistic twin children within a home setting encouraging communication using an early intervention programme as the basis of the work created within the sessions (SCERTS model)
  • Creating innovative sensory and learning activities to encourage communication and exploratory skills
  • Maintaining precise and thorough records of daily progression, to enable goal setting and accountable skills
  • Using previous research within practice to ensure positive outcomes
  • July 2013 – February 2014
  • Nursery Assistant– Puzzle Centre, Middle Claydon
  • Voluntary work at a preschool for children aged 3-6 years with intellectual disabilities.
  • Encouraging communicative skills using several forms of communication; including PECs
  • Enhancing learning using demonstration and interactive techniques to prepare children for further education
  • November 2011 - May 2013
  • LDD Youth Club, Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth
  • Voluntary work at a weekly youth club to support young adults with learning disabilities and difficulties (LDD)
  • Co-ordinated and facilitated cookery classes with small groups of young people to develop their skills for everyday life
  • Organised workshops focused on healthy relationships to educate young people
  • Supported and advised young people who seek help with overcoming difficulties at school and home

Interesting / fun facts

  • I love to scuba dive. I have been all over the world to do this. I still have many places on my diving list.
  • I have a passion for traveling and integrating myself within cultures.
  • 2020 lockdown helped me learn to knit!

Locations covered (1255)

Hertfordshire

Abbots Langley Albury Aldbury Aldenham Allen's Green Anstey Ardeley Ashwell Aspenden Aston Ayot Green Ayot St Lawrence Babbs Green Baldock Barkway Barley Barleycroft End Bayford Bedmond Benington Berkhamsted Birch Green Blackmore End Borehamwood Bovingdon Bramfield Braughing Breachwood Green Brent Pelham Brickendon Bricket Wood Broadoak End Brookmans Park Buckland Bucks Hill Bull's Green Bulstrode Buntingford Burn's Green Burnham Green Bury Green Bushey Bygrave Chandler's Cross Chapmore End Cheshunt Chipperfield Chipping Chiswell Green Chorleywood Clapgate Cockernhoe Codicote Colliers End Colney Heath Commonwood Cottered Cow Roast Cuffley Dane End Datchworth Eastwick Elstree Epping Green Essendon Flamstead Flaunden Frogmore Furneux Pelham Gilston Goff's Oak Gosmore Graveley Gravesend Great Amwell Great Gaddesden Great Hormead Great Offley Great Wymondley Green Street Green Tye Gustard Wood Hadham Cross Hailey Hare Street Harpenden Hatfield Haultwick Hay Green Hemel Hempstead Hertford Hertford Heath Hertingfordbury Hexton High Cross High Wych Hinxworth Hitchin Hoddesdon Hogpits Bottom Holwell How Wood Hudnall Hunsdon Hunsdonbury Ickleford Jockey End Kelshall Kimpton Kinsbourne Green Knebworth Langley Lea Valley Lemsford Letchmore Heath Letchworth Letty Green Lilley Little Berkhamsted Little Gaddesden Little Hadham Little Hormead Little Wymondley London Colney Long Marston Mangrove Green Maple Cross Markyate Meesden Much Hadham Newgate Street Newnham North Mymms Northaw Nuthampstead Oaklands Old Knebworth Park Street Patchetts Green Patmore Heath Perry Green Pimlico Pirton Potten End Potters Bar Pottersheath Preston Puckeridge Rableyheath Radlett Radwell Redbourn Reed Rickmansworth Ridge Ringshall Roe Green Royston Rucklers Lane Rushden Sacombe Sandon Sandridge Sarratt Shenley Shenleybury Sleapshyde Smallford South Mimms South-end St Albans St Ippolyts St Margarets Stanborough Standon Stanstead Abbotts Stapleford Stevenage Stocking Pelham Tewin Tewin Wood The Folly The Heath Therfield Thundridge Tonwell Tower Hill Tring Trowley Bottom Tyttenhanger Wadesmill Walkern Wallington Waltham Cross Ware Wareside Water End Waterford Watford Watton at Stone Welham Green Welwyn Welwyn Garden City West Hyde Westmill Weston Wheathampstead Whitwell Widford Wigginton Wildhill Wilstone Woolmer Green Wormley West End Wyddial

Cambridgeshire

Oxfordshire

Abingdon-on-Thames Adderbury Alkerton Ambrosden Appleford-on-Thames Appleton Ardley Aston Rowant Aston Tirrold Aston Upthorpe Balscote Banbury Barford St Michael Bayworth Beckley Begbroke Benson Berinsfield Berrick Salome Bicester Binfield Heath Bix Blackthorn Bladon Bletchingdon Blewbury Bloxham Boars Hill Bodicote Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Britwell Salome Brookhampton Broughton Bucknell Burcot Cassington Caulcott Chalgrove Chalkhouse Green Charlbury Charlton-on-Otmoor Chawley Chazey Heath Checkendon Chesterton Chinnor Cholsey Church Hanborough Claydon Clifton Clifton Hampden Combe Cothill Cottisford Cray's Pond Cropredy Crowell Crowmarsh Gifford Cuddesdon Culham Cumnor Cuxham Deddington Didcot Dorchester Drayton Drayton Drayton St Leonard Duns Tew East End East Hagbourne Elsfield Emmington Enstone Ewelme Eynsham Farmoor Fewcott Finmere Finstock Forest Hill Freeland Frilford Fringford Fritwell Fyfield Gallowstree Common Garsington Goring Great Bourton Great Haseley Great Milton Great Tew Hampton Poyle Hanwell Harpsden Harwell Hempton Henley-on-Thames Henton Henwood Hethe Highmoor Cross Holton Hook Norton Horley Hornton Horspath Horton-cum-Studley Ipsden Islip Kennington Kidlington Kidmore End Kingston Blount Kingwood Common Kirtlington Launton Lewknor Little Bourton Little Milton Little Tew Littleworth Long Hanborough Long Wittenham Lower Assendon Lower Heyford Lower Shiplake Lower Tadmarton Marcham Marsh Baldon Merton Middle Assendon Middle Aston Middle Barton Middleton Stoney Milcombe Milton Milton Milton Common Milton Heights Mixbury Mollington Mongewell Moreton Moulsford Murcott Nettlebed New Yatt Newington Newton Purcell Noke North Aston North Leigh North Moreton North Newington North Stoke Northmoor Nuffield Nuneham Courtenay Oddington Oxford Peppard Hill Piddington Postcombe Preston Crowmarsh Pyrton Radley Ramsden Roke Rotherfield Greys Rotherfield Peppard Rowstock Russell's Water Sandford St Martin Sandford-on-Thames Shillingford Shiplake Shippon Shipton-on-Cherwell Shirburn Shutford Somerton Sonning Common Souldern South Hinksey South Leigh South Moreton South Newington South Stoke Spelsbury Stadhampton Standlake Stanton Harcourt Stanton St John Steeple Aston Steventon Stoke Lyne Stoke Row Stonesfield Stonor Stratton Audley Sunningwell Sutton Sutton Courtenay Swalcliffe Swerford Sydenham Tackley Tadmarton Tetsworth Thame Thrupp Tiddington Tokers Green Towersey Tubney Twyford Upper Arncott Upper Heyford Upper Wardington Upperton Upton Wallingford Warborough Wardington Waterperry Watlington Wendlebury West Hagbourne Weston-on-the-Green Wheatley Whitchurch Hill Whitchurch-on-Thames Wigginton Wolvercote Woodcote Woodstock Wootton Wootton Wroxton Wytham Yarnton

Northamptonshire

Abthorpe Adstone Alderton Ashby St Ledgers Ashton Astcote Aston le Walls Aynho Badby Blakesley Blisworth Boughton Bozeat Brackley Bradden Brafield-on-the-Green Braunston Brixworth Broughton Bugbrooke Burton Latimer Byfield Castle Ashby Chacombe Chapel Brampton Charlton Charwelton Chelveston Chipping Warden Church Brampton Church Stowe Cogenhoe Cold Higham Collingtree Cosgrove Cottesbrooke Courteenhall Cranford St Andrew Cranford St John Creaton Croughton Culworth Daventry Deanshanger Denford Denton Dodford Draughton Earls Barton East Haddon Eastcote Easton Maudit Ecton Evenley Everdon Eydon Farthinghoe Farthingstone Finedon Flore Gayton Grafton Regis Grafton Underwood Great Addington Great Brington Great Cransley Great Doddington Great Harrowden Great Houghton Greatworth Greens Norton Grendon Grimscote Guilsborough Hackleton Halse Hanging Houghton Hannington Hardwick Hargrave Harlestone Harpole Hartwell Haselbech Hellidon Helmdon Higham Ferrers Hinton Hinton-in-the-Hedges Holcot Hollowell Horton Irchester Irthlingborough Isham Islip Kettering Kings Sutton Kislingbury Lamport Litchborough Little Addington Little Brington Little Harrowden Little Houghton Little Irchester Loddington Long Buckby Long Buckby Wharf Lower Boddington Lowick Maidford Maidwell Marston St Lawrence Mawsley Village Mears Ashby Middleton Cheney Milthorpe Milton Malsor Moreton Pinkney Moulton Nether Heyford Newnham Northampton Norton Old Old Stratford Orlingbury Overstone Overthorpe Pattishall Paulerspury Piddington Pitsford Potterspury Preston Capes Pury End Pytchley Quinton Raunds Ravensthorpe Ringstead Roade Rothersthorpe Rushden Scaldwell Shutlanger Silverstone Slapton Slipton Spratton Stanwick Staverton Stoke Bruerne Sulgrave Syresham Sywell Thornby Thorpe Malsor Thorpe Mandeville Thrapston Tiffield Titchmarsh Towcester Twywell Upper Boddington Upper Stowe Walgrave Wappenham Warkton Watford Weedon Bec Weedon Lois Weekley Wellingborough Welton West Haddon Weston Whilton Whitfield Whittlebury Wicken Wilby Wollaston Woodend Woodford Woodford Halse Yardley Gobion Yardley Hastings

Buckinghamshire

Adstock Akeley Amersham Ashendon Asheridge Ashley Green Askett Aston Abbotts Aston Clinton Astwood Aylesbury Baker's Wood Ballinger Common Beachampton Beacon's Bottom Beaconsfield Bellingdon Bierton Bishopstone Bledlow Bledlow Ridge Bletchley Bolter End Botley Botolph Claydon Bourne End Bovingdon Green Bow Brickhill Bradenham Brill Bryant's Bottom Buckingham Buckland Buckland Common Burcott Burcott Butler's Cross Cadmore End Calvert Calverton Castlethorpe Chackmore Chalfont St Giles Chalfont St Peter Charndon Chartridge Chearsley Cheddington Chenies Chesham Chicheley Chilton Cholesbury Clayhill Clifton Reynes Cold Brayfield Coleshill Cores End Cryers Hill Cublington Cuddington Dadford Dagnall Denham Dinton Dorney Dorney Reach Dorton Downley Drayton Beauchamp Drayton Parslow Dunsmore East Burnham East Claydon Edgcott Edlesborough Egypt Ellesborough Emberton Farnham Common Farnham Royal Fawley Filgrave Fingest Flackwell Heath Ford Frieth Fulmer Gawcott George Green Gerrards Cross Granborough Great Brickhill Great Hampden Great Horwood Great Kingshill Great Missenden Grendon Underwood Haddenham Halton Hambleden Hanslope Hardwick Haversham Hawridge Hazlemere Hedgerley Hedsor High Wycombe Higher Denham Hillesden Hitchambury Hoggeston Holmer Green Horn Hill Horsleys Green Hughenden Valley Hyde Heath Ibstone Ickford Iver Ivinghoe Ivinghoe Aston Jordans Kingsey Kingswood Lacey Green Lane End Lathbury Latimer Lavendon Leckhampstead Ledburn Lee Common Ley Hill Lillingstone Lovell Little Brickhill Little Frieth Little Horwood Little Kimble Little Kingshill Little Marlow Little Missenden Long Crendon Long Street Longwick Loosley Row Loudwater Ludgershall Lye Green Maids Moreton Marlow Marlow Bottom Marsh Gibbon Marsworth Medmenham Mentmore Mill End Milton Keynes Moor Common Moulsoe Mursley Naphill Nash Nether Winchendon New Denham Newport Pagnell Newton Blossomville Newton Longville North Crawley North Marston Northall Northend Oakley Olney Orchard Leigh Oving Padbury Penn Penn Street Pheasant's Hill Piddington Pitch Green Pitstone Poundon Preston Bissett Princes Risborough Quainton Radclive Radnage Ravenstone Richings Park Rowsham Saunderton Saunderton Saunderton Lee Seer Green Shabbington Shalstone Sherington Shreding Green Skirmett Slapton Soulbury South Heath Speen St Leonards Steeple Claydon Stewkley Stoke Goldington Stoke Hammond Stoke Mandeville Stokenchurch Stone Studley Green Swanbourne Taplow Tatling End Terrick The City The Lee Thornborough Thorney Tingewick Turville Turweston Twyford Tylers Green Upper North Dean Upper Winchendon Upton Waddesdon Walter's Ash Water Stratford Waterend Wavendon Weedon Well End Wendover West Wycombe Westbury Westcott Weston Turville Weston Underwood Wexham Street Whaddon Wheeler End Whelpley Hill Whitchurch Whiteleaf Widmer End Winchmore Hill Wing Wingrave Winslow Woburn Sands Wooburn Wooburn Common Wooburn Green Worminghall

Bedfordshire

Aley Green Ampthill Apsley End Arlesey Aspley Guise Aspley Heath Barton-le-Clay Bedford Beeston Biggleswade Billington Bletsoe Blunham Bolnhurst Box End Brogborough Bromham Broom Caddington Campton Cardington Carlton Caulcott Chalton Chawston Chellington Chicksands Church End Clapham Clapham Green Clifton Clophill Colmworth Cople Cotton End Cranfield Dunstable Dunton East Hyde Eaton Bray Eggington Elstow Everton Felmersham Flitton Flitwick Gibraltar Great Barford Great Denham Green End Greenfield Hall End Harlington Harrold Hatch Haynes Heath and Reach Henlow Hinwick Hockliffe Holywell Houghton Conquest Houghton Regis Husborne Crawley Ickwell Kempston Kempston Hardwick Kensworth Keysoe Keysoe Row Langford Leighton Buzzard Lidlington Little Odell Little Staughton Little Wymington Lower Caldecote Lower Shelton Lower Stondon Luton Marston Moretaine Maulden Melchbourne Meppershall Millbrook Milton Bryan Milton Ernest Moggerhanger Northill Oakley Odell Old Warden Oldhill Wood Pavenham Pepperstock Pertenhall Podington Potton Pulloxhill Radwell Ravensden Ravensden Renhold Renhold Ridgmont Riseley Roxton Salford Salph End Sandy Sharnbrook Sharpenhoe Shefford Shillington Shortstown Silsoe Slip End Souldrop Southill Stagsden Stanbridge Stanford Staploe Steppingley Stevington Stewartby Stotfold Streatley Studham Sutton Swineshead Tebworth Tempsford Thurleigh Tilsworth Tingrith Toddington Totternhoe Turvey Upper Caldecote Upper Dean Upper Gravenhurst Upper Shelton Upper Sundon Wardhedges Westoning Wharley End Whipsnade Wilden Willington Wilstead Wingfield Woburn Wood End Woodside Wootton Workhouse End Wrestlingworth Wyboston Wymington Yelden

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