Jade Prentice

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: Hampshire


Autism Spectrum Down's Syndrome Cognitive-Communication Difficulties Behavioural Difficulties Auditory Processing Disorder Articulation and Phonology Attention-related Difficulties (ADD, ADHD) Language Disorder Learning Disability Dyspraxia Social and Emotional Difficulties Signing Sensory Integration Difficulties Motor Speech Disorders Cerebral Palsy


  • BSc Speech and Language Therapy (17 years qualified)


  • National Autistic Society
  • Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
  • Develop and deliver a Speech and Language Therapy Service for primary and secondary pupils with a specialist ASD setting with complex social communication and learning needs
  • Surrey County Council
  • Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
  • Mainstream schools for individuals with an Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • Communication and Interaction centres attached to mainstream
  • High intensity caseload, including ongoing requests for statutory assessment
  • Assessment and differential diagnosis of pupils aged 4-16 within the school setting
  • Specialist therapy input for designated individuals
  • Reviewing progress as part of the annual review process; collaboration and liaison as part of a person centred approach
  • Training education staff and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants (SLTAs) in evidence based methods
  • Adults with Learning Disability – Community Team
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • Management of a complex caseload of adults with a Learning Disability with varied communication abilities and needs
  • Comprehensive assessment of the individuals’ strengths and needs
  • Reports, communication passports, communication profiles
  • Introducing and supporting Alternative & Augmentative (High and Low tech) & Total Communication strategies
  • MDT working including MDT triage assessment, differential diagnosis and client centred interventions
  • Training packages to care residences and respite centres
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Foundation Trust
  • ASD Service: CASDAS, Communication & Social Diagnostic & Assessment Service
  • and
  • Midlands Psychology Service CIC - ASD Service: Autism Assessment and Diagnostic Service
  • Diagnostic roles of assessment and differential diagnosis of social communication disorders within the MDT
  • Management and coordination of a contained preschool caseload, co-ordinating the diagnostic process and delivering and supporting the family in this processes and outcome.
  • Training of Psychology Assistants within the team
  • Informing the collaborative MDT diagnostic process
  • Devising and supporting person centred intervention plans
  • NHS South Staffordshire PCT:
  • Speech & Language Therapist, 10 years band 6, alongside diagnostic SLT roles
  • Community ASD
  • School based assessment and intervention with key stage 2 (7-16 years)
  • Initial and review assessments – formal 1:1 and through observation
  • Formal and informal training of educational support staff
  • Joint assessment and specialist support for community SLT colleagues
  • Attending annual reviews and Team Around the Child meetings
  • Special Needs Nursery - Complex Needs
  • Assessment through intervention; group language sessions and 1:1 therapy
  • Community SLT - preschool and mainstream of all ages
  • Oakington Manor Language Unit, Middlesex
  • Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist
  • Assessment, diagnosis and management of school-aged children with a range of language and communication difficulties; Specific Language Impairment, Dyspraxia, Dysarthria, Cleft Palate, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Global Delay

Interesting / fun facts

  • I have been a stunt extra for the Sunday Times Sport supplement :)

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