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Communication is vital to our ability to build relationships, interact with others, to learn and to share interests. We are passionate about supporting those children and families we work with to develop their communcation skills to the best that they can be. Each child is an individual and so our aim is to tailor the provision we give to match their strengths and needs.
We recognise that each of the children we work with has a community around them. As part of our service we want to support and develop the skills of their community to ensure the best progress in their speech, language and communication skills. This may involve working with other family members and their place of education. As a result, all therapists at SaltPost are committed to the needs of individual children, and aim to provide a tailored service using innovative approaches where necessary.
All SaltPost therapists are fully qualified, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and are members of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. They undertake regular continual professional development and have DBS certificates.
Jo qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1992 and has worked across a number of settings since that time, including community clinics, primary and secondary schools, nurseries and charities. She has worked with children with developmental speech and language difficulties and also children with complex needs including ASD, speech and language disorder and selective mutism. Over the past 10 years she has developed a specialist knowledge of working with children with Down syndrome.
Jo began working independently in 2001 and believes that she has one of the best jobs there is. She enjoys working directly with children and young people, and also supporting those around the child to enable them to communicate the best that they can.
Katie qualified from Reading University with a first class degree in Speech and Language Therapy. She joined SaltPost Limited in 2014 and works in schools, nurseries and private homes.
Katie works with children with both speech and language delay and speech and language disorder and also has experience of working with children with complex needs including ASD, cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with children who stammer and has completed additional training at the Michael Palin Centre.