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Patricia de Guzman

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: London

Skills

AAC Articulation and Phonology Autism Spectrum Cerebral Palsy Cleft Palate Down's Syndrome Language Disorder Learning Disability Selective Mutism Signing Stammering

Qualifications

  • The University of Auckland
  • Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (2014)
  • Bachelors of Science (major in Psychology) (2012)

CV

  • Speech Language Therapist at Barts NHS Health Trust (10/2020 – present)
  • Community-based intervention in clinic, homes & special schools (3-6yrs).
  • Dysphagia, Complex Communication, AAC.
  • Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Developmental Language Disorder, genetic syndromes, Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities.
  • MDT with Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Teaching Teams & School Staff.
  • Speech Language Therapist at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) (08/2019 – 08/2020)
  • Community-based intervention in clinic, mainstream primary & special schools (3-19yrs). Providing consultative intervention to children 1:1 or in group settings with parents/teachers/teaching assistants. Using adult coaching model of practice. Working with other health professionals e.g. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist.
  • Speech Sound Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Developmental Language Disorder, genetic syndromes (e.g. Sotos syndrome, Down syndrome), fluency difficulties, speech sound disorders, Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities.
  • Speech Language Therapist at the Ministry of Education (West Auckland Office) (05/2016 – 06/2019)
  • community-based intervention in the home, kindergartens and primary schools (2-8yrs, occasionally older). Providing systems-level and 1:1 training to parents and teachers while using a coaching model of practice. Working within an interprofessional team (Early Intervention Teacher, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Special Education and Needs Coordinator, etc.).
  • Speech Language Therapist at North Shore Hospital (Waitemata District health Board) (10/2015 – 05/2016)
  • acute role based in the stroke ward. Working within an interprofessional medical team (nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant, Doctors, etc.). Mostly stroke patients, occasionally general medicine.

Interesting / fun facts

  • Hobbies include: baking, cooking, sewing, drawing, making candles and learning new languages

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