Diana Manchester

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: Lancashire

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy (1989)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Asperger’s Syndrome –PGC ( Sheffield Hallam University – September 2005 to 08/08/2006
  • ADOS-G ( 10-13/ September/ 2012- Stockport Primary Care Trust)
  • DISCO (Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders- Elliot House- Bromley-Kent 1,2,3 April 2003 and 2,3 July/2003- together with pre course preparation and interviewing between course attendance.
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS- Stockport, England- 22-23 /07/2001)
  • Hanen (ITTT, More than Words, Learning Language and Loving it)
  • More Than Words (The Hanen Program for Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder) Bury-England Completed 01/04/2005.
  • December 1989 :Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • 1992 : Makaton Level 1 & 2
  • 1993: Nuffield Dyspraxia programme - two day course
  • 1994: The development of Early communication and feeding.
  • 1995: Facing Eating Difficulties ( 3 day course comprising theory and supervised practical work)
  • 1997: Hanen, Involving parents as Language Facilitators.
  • 2000: Hanen, Involving Teachers as Language facilitators.
  • 2001: PECS
  • 2002: Early Bird programme
  • 2003 DISCO
  • 2005 Hanen, More Than Words
  • 2006 Social Stories (TM)
  • 2006 Advanced Social Stories and Complimentary Strategies.

CV

  • Personal statement:
  • Diana Noemi Manchester
  • Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
  • Tel 07983 955512 (Mobile)
  • email: [email protected]
  • I took early retirement in May 2019 after 30 years of working for the NHS as a Speech & Language Therapist. With spare time on my hands, I would now like to continue carrying out some freelance Language and communication assessments and therapy.
  • Experience:1989-2019
  • - I qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1989. My first NHS post involved working
  • with both adults and children in Bury, Lancashire. I held a dedicated paediatric post in Bury
  • from 1993 to 2006.
  • - My Highly Specialist SLT post (8a) underwent a re-structure in 2008, at the time I was required to take up the role of service lead for the paediatric Speech and Language Therapy service in Bury. I continued doing 50% clinical role and 50% service lead until end of May 2019.
  • - I was a key member of a Multidisciplinary Team member for the Child Development Centre (CDC), working with children from 0-16 years with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs
  • - My specialist clinical interest is to work with children/ young people with complex needs, developmental delays, Learning disabilities and autistic spectrum / social communication disorders. I have delivered assessment, treatment and advice in clinic (NHS) settings as well as in private / educational Nurseries, Primary and Secondary schools and client’s homes. ADOS-G experience: 2013-2020, I have carried out all 4 Modules.
  • June, September and October, 2019.
  • I was employed by NHSP employment agency to support the Trafford Autism and Social Communication Pathway (HYM) to carry out ADOS , mainly modules 3 and 4, School Observations and Parent Questionnaires and interviews. This also involved writing up comprehensive reports.
  • January - July 2020.
  • I held a post as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at The Breighmet Centre for Autism- ASC Healthcare – Milnthorpe Road, Bolton.
  • My role involved assessment and treatment for young adults and delivering training to health care workers. I also took part in the multidisciplinary meetings where regular progress reporting was required.
  • 12, May, 2020 I was asked to participate in a Validation event (as the external expert panel mem- ber) to validate a newly proposed B.Sc. in Speech and Language Therapy at University of Hudders- field.
  • September 2020:
  • Delivered a two day bespoke workshop to Bridge SLT Private Company. ‘ Autism, Communication and speech and language therapy workshop’.
  • Summary of my working experience and qualifications.
  • I’m highly experienced in carrying out standardised assessments to support the diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, (ADOS-2, DISCO). I am experienced in delivering, scoring and reporting all ADOS-2 modules.
  • I am also highly experienced in carrying out specialist observations of children’s play and social interaction in different settings such as home, clinic and educational placements
  • I am able to produce clinical reports to a high standard
  • Being fully Hanen and Early Bird trained, I have significant experience in delivering one to one and group training to empower and skilling up carers/parents using Hanen and Early Bird strategies
  • I am also trained to deliver Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Social Stories, Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme, Makaton as well as wide range of other evidence- based treatment approaches to treat young people with speech, language and social communication disorders
  • Over my 30 years NHS career, I accrued extensive experience in the delivery of teaching and presentations to other Health Care, Education and Social Services professionals, and other voluntary organisations
  • I was a key member in Bury’s Diagnostic Social Communication Disorders Discussion Group (School and Pre-school age)
  • From 2006 to 2019, I was responsible for clinically, operationally and strategically manag- ing the speech and language therapy service in Bury.
  • Hosting and supporting Speech and Language Therapy students from Manchester /Man Met Universities was top of our team’s ethos, as well as being fully committed to supporting
  • Band 5 Newly Qualified speech and language therapist through their Newly Qualified Competencies (NQC-RCSLT).
  • - I have personally supported and supervised speech and language therapy students throughout my career.
  • - I have also supervised and supported newly qualified speech and language therapists (Band 5) through their NQC.
  • - Throughout my career, I have collaborated in clinical and professional research for Newcas- tle and Manchester University, more recently I participated in the ‘Online Consultation for Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP) to evaluate feasibility of this new intervention/programme in clinical practice.
  • - I am IT literate and use technology to develop presentations and to optimise administrative duties.
  • - In 2013, I carried out voluntary work in India via a voluntary organisation; here I spent time in a school for children with Autism, the main aim of the work I did was to train the trainer (staff) and skilling up parents and carers in how to manage and communicate with a child with Autism.
  • - In 2018, I took part in another voluntary work scheme in Cambodia (M’lop Tapang, NGO); here I was part of a multidisciplinary joint working project, to assess and advice children with complex needs. Also, introduced an early play project in the ‘infants’ unit and Railway line project; including training carers/parents.
  • - In November, 2019 I returned to Cambodia to continue with the multidisciplinary work and to continue developing play skills as a ‘learning through play’ approach. Unfortunately, the people of Cambodia have never come across speech and language therapists, so the whole experience has been a ’welcoming, but challenging learning’ experience for me, staff and carers.
  • Relevant Employment and Qualifications: Diana Quezada-Manchester
  • Member of Royal College of Speech& Language Therapists
  • Number: RC0024403 Category: Certified Expiry Date : 31/03/2021
  • Professional Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration Number: SL.06665
  • BSc Speech & Language Pathology and Therapy ( Manchester Polytechnic - September 1986 to 27/06/1989)
  • Other Professional Training and Development in line with CPD including :
  • Also attended regular supervision, Peer review groups, annual conferences and management up- dates in Autism, Asperger’s syndrome and Complex needs.
  • I also attend six monthly ADOS reliability meeting in Bury, Lancashire.
  • Employment:
  • July,1989 – May-2019 Speech and Language Therapy Department – Bury Health Authori- ty(1989, it then became Bury Primary Care, then then it became part of Pennine Care Health Trust)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Asperger’s Syndrome –PGC ( Sheffield Hallam University – September 2005 to 08/08/2006
  • ADOS-G ( 10-13/ September/ 2012- Stockport Primary Care Trust)
  • DISCO (Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders- Elliot House- Bromley-Kent 1,2,3 April 2003 and 2,3 July/2003- together with pre course preparation and interviewing between course attendance.
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS- Stockport, England- 22-23 /07/2001)
  • Hanen (ITTT, More than Words, Learning Language and Loving it)
  • More Than Words (The Hanen Program for Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder) Bury-England Completed 01/04/2005.
  • December 1989 :Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • 1992 : Makaton Level 1 & 2
  • 1993: Nuffield Dyspraxia programme - two day course
  • 1994: The development of Early communication and feeding.
  • 1995: Facing Eating Difficulties ( 3 day course comprising theory and supervised practical work)
  • 1997: Hanen, Involving parents as Language Facilitators.
  • 2000: Hanen, Involving Teachers as Language facilitators.
  • 2001: PECS
  • 2002: Early Bird programme
  • 2003 DISCO
  • 2005 Hanen, More Than Words
  • 2006 Social Stories (TM)
  • 2006 Advanced Social Stories and Complimentary Strategies.
  • Mandatory training kept up to date throughout my employment in Bury.
  • All evidence kept with KSF file.
  • Completed all modules ‘Management in the NHS’ (2006-10)
  • NHSP ( Registered with NHS Professionals Employment Agency) Worked from June, September and October 2019 – Healthy Young Minds, Trafford- Carrying out ADOS- Modules 3 and 4, School Observations and Parental Interviews as part of the diagnostic process for Communication Disorders in young people.
  • ASC HealthCare- Bolton, Lancs. Started 06/01/- 27/07/2020. Specialist Speech and Lan- guage Therapist and member of the Multidisciplinary Team supporting young adults with Autism and learning disabilities.
  • CAMHS Professionals: Psicon I Specialists in Psychology and Health Services, carried out ADOS Mod 3-4
  • Other:
  • Wascana Allied Health Institute (Canada)
  • 1981 –
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Paediatric Nursing)

Interesting / fun facts

  • Working with children is fun and enjoyable.
  • Parents and carers are precious
  • I love cooking and playing tennis.

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