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Samia Malik

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: London

Skills

AAC Acquired Brain Injury Autism Spectrum Cognitive-Communication Difficulties Down's Syndrome Learning Disability

Qualifications

  • Speech and Language Therapy Bsc (Hons)

CV

  • I am an Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) specialist.
  • I work with adults and children who have conditions that affect their communication.
  • E.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Learning Disability, Cerebral Palsy, brain injury, stroke, Motor Neurone Disease and other neurological conditions.
  • I currently work full time at a AAC hub.
  • I carry out complex assessments and intervention.
  • I previously worked in special schools for several years.
  • I supported children and young people to enhance their speech, language and social skills, as appropriate.
  • I'm passionate about enabling my clients to achieve their communication potential.
  • My therapeutic approach is creative, flexible and always client-centred.
  • Below is a list of my most recent training:
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), 2019
  • VERVE interaction, 2018
  • Attention Autism, 2017
  • Supporting adults and children with AAC, 2017
  • Makaton Foundation, 2017
  • Word Aware, 2017
  • Clinical Educator training, 2017

Interesting / fun facts

  • I am part of the London AAC Clinical Excellence Network committee.
  • I run an AAC journal club in my own time.
  • I love cheese and have been known to eat chunks of Cathedral City when peckish.
  • I've recently discovered the joys of a slow cooker!
  • I'd love to have a pet tortoise or hedgehog.