Next 2 day MAKATON (Levels 1 and 2) Training Course in Oxford: 2nd & 3rd April. Fee: £120 per person (incl. manuals). Contact us if you wish to attend.

Nicola Read

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: Bedfordshire


AAC Autism Spectrum Cognitive-Communication Difficulties Down's Syndrome Dysphagia Dyspraxia Eating and Drinking Language Disorder Learning Disability Motor Speech Disorders Signing Swallowing


  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy (2009)
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
  • Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • I have worked in a range of paediatric settings. I started my career working in mainstream schools and clinics supporting children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs.
  • I then went on to join a team at a Child Development Centre, gaining my competencies in Dysphagia (feeding and swallowing difficulties.)
  • In these roles, I developed an interest in working with children with more complex needs.
  • Now I work full time for The Owl Therapy Centre as a Team Leader and Speech & Language Therapist. I have also been very lucky to have the opportunity to do some volunteer work in Vietnam with other Owl Centre colleagues.