Naima Dhanji

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: Bedfordshire


Articulation and Phonology Attention-related Difficulties (ADD, ADHD) Autism Spectrum Bilingualism Language Disorder Selective Mutism Signing


  • Bsc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy (2015)
  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology (2008)


  • Managed large caseloads within mainstream schools setting.
  • Worked with a wide range of monolingual and bilingual children aged 4-11.
  • Delivered a range of therapeutic interventions in groups and 1:1 contexts to school
  • staff and parents, including the ‘sliding in’ and ‘shaping’ technique for Selective
  • Mutism, Intensive Interaction, Colourful Semantics, the Word Aware vocabulary
  • approach, Alex Kelly social skill programmes and Gina Davies’ Attention Autism
  • groups.
  • Worked as part of an MDT team.
  • Trained staff and parents on Speech, language and communication needs,
  • specifically using the service’s Communication Keys resource, in Colourful
  • Semantics, Selective Mutism, delivering successful therapy, and early language
  • enrichment.
  • Covering clinical work for the under‐fives team in clinic; reviews and initial
  • assessments.
  • Set up and ran early years transition workshops for parents of children moving from
  • clinic provision to mainstream school provision.
  • Managed placements for students.
  • Successfully managing a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant providing therapy
  • blocks in schools.

Interesting / fun facts

  • I am multilingual - speak 5 languages.
  • New mum and loving it!
  • Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Qualified PADI scuba diver.
  • I cook a mean fish coconut curry.

Locations covered (419)


Abbots Langley Aldbury Aldenham Ardeley Ashwell Aspenden Aston Ayot Green Ayot St Lawrence Baldock Bayford Bedmond Benington Berkhamsted Birch Green Blackmore End Borehamwood Bovingdon Bramfield Breachwood Green Brickendon Bricket Wood Broadoak End Brookmans Park Bucks Hill Bull's Green Bulstrode Buntingford Burn's Green Burnham Green Bushey Bygrave Chandler's Cross Chapmore End Chipperfield Chipping Chiswell Green Chorleywood Cockernhoe Codicote Colliers End Colney Heath Commonwood Cottered Cow Roast Cuffley Dane End Datchworth Elstree Epping Green Essendon Flamstead Flaunden Frogmore Goff's Oak Gosmore Graveley Great Gaddesden Great Offley Great Wymondley Green Street Gustard Wood Harpenden Hatfield Haultwick Hay Green Hemel Hempstead Hertford Hertford Heath Hertingfordbury Hexton High Cross Hinxworth Hitchin Hogpits Bottom Holwell How Wood Hudnall Ickleford Jockey End Kelshall Kimpton Kinsbourne Green Knebworth Langley Lea Valley Lemsford Letchmore Heath Letchworth Letty Green Lilley Little Berkhamsted Little Gaddesden Little Wymondley London Colney Long Marston Mangrove Green Maple Cross Markyate Newgate Street Newnham North Mymms Northaw Oaklands Old Knebworth Park Street Patchetts Green Pimlico Pirton Potten End Potters Bar Pottersheath Preston Rableyheath Radlett Radwell Redbourn Rickmansworth Ridge Ringshall Roe Green Rucklers Lane Rushden Sacombe Sandon Sandridge Sarratt Shenley Shenleybury Sleapshyde Smallford South Mimms St Albans St Ippolyts Stanborough Stapleford Stevenage Tewin Tewin Wood The Folly The Heath Therfield Thundridge Tonwell Tower Hill Tring Trowley Bottom Tyttenhanger Wadesmill Walkern Wallington Ware Water End Waterford Watford Watton at Stone Welham Green Welwyn Welwyn Garden City West Hyde Westmill Weston Wheathampstead Whitwell Wigginton Wildhill Wilstone Woolmer Green Wormley West End




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