Sally Hunt is a Speech and Language Therapist who qualified in 1996 in Adelaide. Sally has over 20 years’ experience working in the UK health system.
Sally has a broad experience working with clients following brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders. She has worked as a specialist speech and language therapist both in the NHS and as an independent practitioner. Sally provides focused assessment and management of both communication and swallowing difficulties. She believes a functional approach to therapy is essential to help clients achieve good outcomes and work towards their potential.
Sally advocates that close working within the multi-disciplinary team is key to achieving a client centred approach. Sally works closely with the patient and family to set client centred goals and encourages open dialogue with clients, families, carers and other healthcare professionals.
Sally has developed a special interest working with patients following a severe/catastrophic brain injury, and provides a variety of assessments to detect awareness in patients with a disorder of consciousness. She is experienced in mental capacity assessments and has a good working knowledge of the legislation governing this area.
Through her experience working with the indigenous population in Australia, Sally has developed a good understanding of cultural communication differences and approaches to enhance communication. Sally has been part of the faculty lecturing on Global Health MSc at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry since 2016.
- Great communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Strong team worker within multidisciplinary team
- Enthusiasm and passion for brain injury rehabilitation