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Lisa McGowan

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

Location: Gloucestershire


Attention-related Difficulties (ADD, ADHD) Autism Spectrum Autism Diagnosis (ADOS) Behavioural Difficulties Learning Disability Social and Emotional Difficulties


  • Speech & Language Therapy (2011)
  • Certificate in Reminiscence Therapy (2012)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) (2015)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Dysphagia (2016)
  • Cervical Auscultation (2016)
  • Foundation course in TEACCH (Autism training) (2017)
  • Diagnosis of ASD in children with complex presentations, GOSH (2017)
  • ADOS 2 training (Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule) – November 2017
  • ADOS 2 refresher course (2019)
  • Makaton Level 1(2020)
  • Sensory Integration training, Sensory Integration Network (2020)


  • December 2019 – August 2020
  • Neurodevelopmental Team – Cwm Taf Health Board
  • Autism assessment – part of MDT, triaging new clients, administering ADOS, school visits and observations, report writing
  • June 2011 – August 2020
  • Paediatric – special schools Devon & Cornwall – ASD, LD, Attachment, SEMH, Trauma and Challenging Behaviour
  • Formal & Informal Assessment and observation of children and young people.
  • Providing communication strategies to parents, teaching staff & NHS therapists.
  • Devising case management plans for education & care staff.
  • Providing 1:1 therapy – semantics, functional & social communication, sequencing, narrative & description, phonological awareness.
  • Setting & evaluating outcomes.
  • Providing training for staff.
  • 2012 -2015
  • Adult Community Therapist – Cornwall Foundation Partnership
  • Adult Neurological, voice, dementia, swallow, TBI
  • Formal Assessment of Expressive & Receptive Language.
  • Devising evidence-based therapy plan – functional, social and impairment-based, phonological and semantic approaches.
  • 1:1 therapy including LSVT
  • Dysphagia assessment and treatment

Interesting / fun facts

  • I used to organise tycoons for a living and then decided to re-train as an SLT.
  • My first degree is in Philosophy, Theology and History.
  • I love football - Manchester United and Derby County.
  • My aim in life is to enable clients to develop social confidence and become functioning members of society and included in their community.
  • Main work is with teenagers and adults with ASD, SEMH, LD, Trauma and Attachment and Challenging behaviours.

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