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Emma Kiernan

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy, ASD Assessment (for Children), ASD Assessment (for Adults)

Location: West Midlands


Autism Spectrum Autism Diagnosis (ADOS) Cognitive-Communication Difficulties Language Disorder ASD diagnosis Attention-related Difficulties (ADD, ADHD) Social and Emotional Difficulties Sensory Integration Difficulties Behavioural Difficulties Parenting support Emotional regulation Developmental delay


  • (June 2000)
  • University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Cardiff


  • HCPC registered Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.
  • 21 years expertise in assessing and supporting children and adults with communication difficulties including Autism and Neurodevelopmental difficulties/differences.
  • Trained to deliver the ADOS 2 and work with other professionals in multidisciplinary teams in the NHS and independently.
  • A well developed and specialist understanding of differential explanations for children's presenting strengths, difficulties and differences including provision of diagnosis.
  • Experience of delivering diagnostic feedback with sensitivity and
  • empathy.
  • Experience of training health professionals within specialist area.
  • 10 years management and leadership experience in the NHS.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about working in a patient centered way to deliver a high quality service with compassion and empathy.
  • Resourceful and able to creatively solve problems.
  • Solution focused with exceptional time management and organisational skills.
  • Positive and warm approach.
  • Experience in the supervision and performance of healthcare staff.
  • Experience of managing budget and payroll.
  • Experience of commissioning, strategic planning and performance
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of working with other professionals including stakeholders.
  • Experience of change management and healthcare transformation.

Interesting / fun facts

  • I adore cats and love nothing better than studying their communication and behaviour!
  • I once climbed the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 100 degrees of heat!

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