Sharon qualified as a speech and language therapist (SLT) in 2011 and has worked within an NHS service and also in independent practice with children with a range of speech, language and communication needs, within varied settings including the client’s home, nursery or school, and clinic.
Sharon’s experience includes assessment and management of language skills, speech sounds, fluency, and social communication skills. She has worked with children aged from 2 to 16, with delayed and disordered speech and language skills, dysfluency, medical conditions, complex disability, Downs Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and genetic conditions.
As well as working with WCM, Sharon works independently providing information for education, health and care plans to the local authority, and advice for supporting the client’s communication and interactions skills. She works with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure communication needs are identified and supported.
Sharon ensures the development of functional goals to support the client’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing and works closely with parents and carers, keyworkers and teaching staff to upskill and enable them to support the child more effectively. She ensures that the client is able to participate, where possible, in life choices to maximise their potential.
Sharon is passionate about early intervention to maximise communication effectiveness for all clients.
- Experienced communicator
- Understanding & supportive of key areas of development
- Client centred approach
- Good organisational skills
- Provision of training to staff
- Multidisciplinary environments