Hannah Kear

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy, Coaching and Mentoring

Location: Greater Manchester


AAC Autism Spectrum Cerebral Palsy Eating and Drinking Language Disorder Learning Disability Health-related issues Personal Development Stress Life Transitions Career development Mentoring Speech and Language Therapists Autism Diagnosis (ADOS)


  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy (2005)


  • I have worked in the NHS for 15 years for 3 Trusts around the North West.
  • Settings have included clinics, pre-school complex needs, mainstream and special schools and hospital wards.
  • I am currently a highly specialist speech and language therapist.
  • My clinical expertise is in complex speech, language and communication needs in children and adults.
  • In paediatrics, I am experienced in working with children with additional needs, ASD, complex medical and physical needs.
  • In adults, I am experienced in Autism diagnosis and post diagnostic interventions.
  • I also have specialist skills working with neonates and children with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
  • I have additional training in:
  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk
  • Talkabout Social Communication Skills Training
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Pragmatically Organised Dynamic Display (PODD)
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Post-Graduate Dysphagia Training and Neonatal Dysphagia Training
  • Cervical Auscultation Training
  • Sensory Integration Awareness Training
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

Interesting / fun facts

  • I love baking but trying to extend my repertoire beyond lemon drizzle and banana loaf!

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