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Ruth Spafford

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy, Coaching and Mentoring

Location: Derbyshire


AAC Articulation and Phonology Attention-related Difficulties (ADD, ADHD) Auditory Processing Disorder Autism Spectrum Autism Diagnosis (ADOS) Behavioural Difficulties Cerebral Palsy Cognitive-Communication Difficulties Language Disorder Learning Disability Social and Emotional Difficulties Stammering


  • Human Communication (Speech and Language Therapy) 2011


  • Independent practitioner 01/2019- present
  • 1:1 work with children from 2- 16 years
  • Assessment of speech, language and disfluency
  • Creating targets and programmes tailored to the individual
  • Working with children with ASD, Cerebral Palsy, dyslfuency, ADHD and learning difficulties
  • Multidisciplinary team work with parents/ carers and agencies involved with the individual
  • Report writing
  • Speech Therapy Specialists (private company) 04/2015- 12/2018
  • Providing 1:1 therapy for children and young adults aged 2-22 years
  • Assessment of speech, language and dysfluency
  • Creating targets and programs tailored to the individual
  • Working with children diagnosed with Autism, speech and/or language disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning difficulties, Cerebral Palsy
  • Multidisciplinary team work with parents/carers and agencies involved with the individual
  • Specialist work with children diagnosed with autism and asperger’s syndrome, including assessment, formulating therapy programs, delivering therapy programs, completing evaluations and advising other professionals
  • Report writing
  • Providing training to schools and nurseries
  • Your World Health Care (agency, NHS Coventry) 02/2015-04/2015
  • Providing 1:1 therapy to children aged 3-15 years
  • Working with pre-school and school aged children, diagnosed with speech and/or language delays, autism and dysfluency
  • Working in clinics and schools
  • Completing initial assessments
  • Sugarman Group Ltd. (agency, Alderwasley Hall School) 11/2014- 01/2015
  • Providing 1:1 and group therapy
  • Writing speech and language therapy programmes
  • Assessing pupils
  • Creating therapy resources
  • Supporting pupils within the classroom
  • Working with pupils aged 5-16 years, diagnosed with high functioning autism/
  • Asperger’s syndrome, presenting with a range of difficulties including speech and language disorders and social difficulties
  • Multidisciplinary work with occupational therapists, teachers and teaching assistants
  • Lewis Charlton School 04/2012- 11/2014
  • Specialist school for children with SEBD
  • Providing 1:1 and group therapy to children 8-16 years
  • Working with children diagnosed with a variety of difficulties including: autism; asperger’s syndrome; expressive and receptive difficulties; speech delays; phonological difficulties; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; oppositional defiant disorder; stammers and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • My work included supporting children with autism to develop their language skills and social skills
  • Assessing pupils
  • Formulating Individualised Education Plans
  • Report writing
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team including psychologists, teachers and teaching assistants to provide training, advice and attend annual reviews
  • Offering support to my key child and providing a link between school and
  • outside workers
  • Training 2011-2019
  • Attention Autism
  • Clicker Communicator
  • Team teach
  • Level 2 developing good autism practice
  • Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Certificate Level 2
  • Child protection level 2
  • HANDLE (Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopment and Learning Efficiency) level 2

Locations covered (372)


Alderwasley Alfreton Alton Ambaston Ambergate Apperknowle Arkwright Town Ashbourne Ashford in the Water Ashover Aston-on-Trent Bakewell Bamford Bargate Barlborough Barlow Barrow Hill Barrow upon Trent Baslow Beeley Belper Belper Lane End Biggin Birchover Blackbrook Blackwell Bolehill Bolsover Bonsall Borrowash Brackenfield Bradbourne Bradley Bradwell Brailsford Brassington Breadsall Breaston Brimington Broadmeadows Bullbridge Burnaston Calow Calow Calver Carsington Cartledge Chelmorton Chesterfield Chevinside Clay Cross Clifton Clowne Cock Alley Common Side Cowers Lane Coxbench Cressbrook Creswell Crich Cromford Curbar Cutthorpe Dale Abbey Darley Bridge Darley Dale Denby Bottles Denby Common Denby Village Derby Doe Lea Draycott Dronfield Duckmanton Eckington Edensor Ednaston Elmton Elton Elvaston Etwall Eyam Farnah Green Fenny Bentley Findern Flagg Foolow Fritchley Froggatt Glapwell Golden Valley Grassmoor Great Hucklow Great Longstone Grindleford Hangingbridge Hardstoft Hardwick Wood Hartington Hathersage Hazelwood Heage Heanor Heath Higham Hilcote Hillclifflane Hodthorpe Hognaston Holbrook Hollington Holloway Holmesfield Holmewood Holymoorside Horsley Horsley Woodhouse Hulland Village Hulland Ward Hundall Idridgehay Ilkeston Ironville Kelstedge Kilburn Kirk Ireton Kirk Langley Kniveton Langley Common Langwith Lea Leabrooks Lees Little Eaton Little Longstone Littlemoor Litton Long Duckmanton Long Eaton Longford Lower Hartshay Lower Kilburn Lower Pilsley Lumsdale Mackworth Makeney Mapleton Mapperley Marsh Lane Matlock Matlock Bath Middle Handley Middleton Middleton Milford Millthorpe Milltown Monyash Morley Morley Smithy Morton Mugginton Nether Heage Nether Padley New Houghton Newton North Wingfield Oaker Oakerthorpe Ockbrook Old Brampton Old Tupton Osmaston Over Haddon Oxcroft Estate Palterton Parwich Pentrich Pilsley Pilsley Pinxton Pleasley Pye Bridge Quarndon Rawson Green Renishaw Riddings Ridgeway Ridgeway Ripley Risley Rowsley Sandiacre Sawmills Scarcliffe Shardlow Shatton Sheldon Shipley Shirebrook Shirland Shirley Shuttlewood Smalley Snelston South Normanton South Wingfield Spinkhill Stanfree Stanley Stanley Common Stanton in Peak Stanton-by-Dale Starkholmes Staveley Sterndale Moor Stonebroom Stoney Middleton Street Lane Stretton Sutton on the Hill Sutton Scarsdale Swanwick Swarkestone Taddington Tansley Temple Normanton Thornhill Thorpe Thulston Tibshelf Tideswell Tissington Tupton Turnditch Unstone Unstone Green Upper Hackney Upper Newbold Upper Padley Wadshelf Wardlow Wensley Wessington West Hallam Westhouses Weston Underwood Weston-on-Trent Whaley Whaley Thorns Whatstandwell Whitwell Windley Wingerworth Winster Wirksworth Woodlinkin Woodthorpe Woolley Moor Wormhill Wyaston Yeaveley Youlgreave



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