Katie graduated from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (now known as Cardiff Metropolitan University) in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy. She has 13 years experience working for the NHS in South Wales. During this time, she has worked with families at home, with independent nurseries, mainstream schools and special schools.
Katie has a wide range of experience working with children with complex speech difficulties, developmental language disorder, delayed speech and/or language development and learning difficulties. Her special interests are complex speech disorders, developmental language disorder and Down Syndrome.
Katie also qualified as a Makaton Regional Tutor in 2015 and provides regular training for parents, teachers and other Educational and Health Professionals as part of her NHS role.
Lucy French BSc (Hons) CertMRCSLT
Lucy is an SLT with 20 years experience, who has a broad range of experience and skills in working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Condition and complex needs.
She graduated in 1996 from The University of Central England in Birmingham (now known as Birmingham City University) with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy. Lucy has over 20 years experience of working in the NHS with children and young people with a range of complex needs and Autism Spectrum Condition in special schools, resources bases and mainstream schools and nurseries. Lucy has been clinical lead for Autism Spectrum and has been part of a multi-professional assessment and diagnostic team. She has a range of post-graduate qualifications e.g. PECS, Attention Autism, Regional Makaton Tutor (not currently training). She also delivers training to schools, parents and a range of other professionals.
Lucy currently works part-time for the NHS and carries out work for ChildSpeech during the week.
RCSLT number: RC0011844
HCPC number: SL00932
Joy Rondet BSc (Hons) CertMRCSLT
Joy graduated in 2005 from the University of Reading with a BSc (Hons) in Linguistic and Language Pathology. She has over 11 years experienceas a Speech and Language Therapist working in the NHS in Cardiff and North Somerset.
Joy has experience working with pre-school and school age children with a range of communication difficulties including speech delay / disorder, receptive and expressive language delay, specific language impairment and social communication difficulties. Joy has worked in a range of settings including community clinics, mainstream schools and pre-schools.
Joy has completed a number of post graduate training course including Makaton, Hanen and Parent Child Interaction therapy. Joy is experienced in delivering training including a variety of Elklan courses.
Joy currently works 2 days a week for the NHS where she specialises in pre-school children with specific language impairment.Joy works for ChildSpeech 2 days per week.
Eva Rakszawska CertMRCSLT
Eva graduated from City University in London in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy. She has worked for the NHS in London for Whittington Health Trust, and in Bristol, and also has experience as a research assistant.
Eva’s work in the NHS has given her a wealth of experience in working with a wide range of paediatric client groups including children with speech difficulties, selective mutism, language delay and disorders, children with learning difficulties, stammering, social communication difficulties and Autism.
She has worked in collaboration with parents, educational staff in preschools, mainstream primary and secondary schools.Therapy sessions involve finding creative and fun ways to motivate the individual child to engage them in the therapy process.
Christine McConnell BSc (hons) certMRCSLT
Christine qualified with a 1st class BSC Hons in Speech & Language Therapy in 2004 from the University of Ulster, Belfast.
Christine has experience in working with preschool and school aged children aged 0-19 years old with a range of communication difficulties including speech sound difficulties, specific language difficulties, Autism and learning difficulties.She has worked in a range of settings including Children’s Centres, Preschools, mainstream school and special schools and she enjoys working with families.
Christine has completed a number of postgraduate training courses including Makaton, Hanen, parent child interaction (PCI) training.Christine’s Specialist area of interest is Autism and she has completed the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training and 1 day TEACCH training.She has also been trained in the Attention Autism therapy approach and is a member of the local Autism Clinical Excellence Network. She has experience of delivering training.
Christine works part time for the NHS as part of the multi professional team for assessment and diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in preschool and school aged children.
RCSLT Membership Number: RC0018074
HCPC Number: SL13127
Caroline Snell BSc (hons) MSc CertMRCSLT
Caroline completed a bachelor degree in Psychology at the University of Leeds before qualifying with a masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy from City University London in 2012. She worked in London for two years, during which time she worked within mainstream schools and early years community clinics, delivering a range of assessments and interventions to children aged 1-18 years old.
Caroline has experience working with a broad range of needs including Down’s syndrome, language delays and impairments, speech sound difficulties, selective mutism and children on the autistic spectrum.
Caroline is trained in Parent Child Interaction therapy and enjoys engaging families in this type of therapy. She has a special interest in working with children who stammer and children with speech sound difficulties. Caroline works 2 days per week with ChildSpeech and 3 days per week with the NHS.
Sarah Lequesne BSc (Hons) CertMRCSLT
Sarah qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Pathology in 1993. She has worked in a range of settings and areas from Scotland to Australia and London to Bristol.
She has been the clinical lead for autism spectrum for over 13 years and been part of an assessment and diagnostic team. In that time she has worked for over 8 years with pre- school complex communication needs. She has also been the lead for school age intervention and diagnosis up to secondary age. Recently she worked at Ruskin Mill for a few terms. She has worked in a range of settings from mainstream schools and nurseries and special needs schools, working with children aged 1-19 years old. Sarah has worked with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties, including speech sound impairment, language delay, specific language impairment, selective mutism, learning difficulties and autistic spectrum. Sarah is a licenced Talk Boost trainer for I CAN.
Sarah currently works part time for the NHS and carries out work for ChildSpeech during the week.
RCSLT no: RC0009032
HCPC no: SL06290
Liz Clements BA (Hons) MSc CertMRCSLT
Liz qualified with an MSc in Human Communication Science from University College London in 2006 after completing her BA in French and Italian at Warwick University in 2003. She has over 8 years experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS with children.
Liz has extensive experience of working with bilingual families. She is able to speak French to a high level and can speak conversational Spanish and Italian. She has a level 1 British Sign Language qualification and has trained to Enhancement level in Makaton. She has also completed PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), Parent-Child Interaction, Intensive Interaction, Selective Mutism and Lidcombe training and has qualifications in assessment and treatment of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). Liz is a licenced Talk Boost trainer for I CAN.
She has a special interest and has gained higher level qualifications for working with selective mutism and children with complex needs.
Liz currently works full time for the NHS at Bristol Children’s Hospital and carries out work with ChildSpeech in her spare time. Liz’s full CV is available on request from ChildSpeech.
RCSLT Membership Number: RC0020476
HCPC Number: SL21082
Tracey Henniker BSc(Hons) CertMRCSLT
Tracey graduated in 2000 from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy.
Her previous experience includes pre-school and school-age children with a variety of difficulties including speech, phonological, language and social communication difficulties. She has been a member of the Learning Together Team training school staff to run groups in school for children with delays in all aspects of communication.
Tracey currently specialises in working with school-age children wlith speech and language disorders including phonological disorders, dyspraxia, comprehension and expressive language disorders. Tracey is trained in Makaton (Foundation stage) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and is a licenced Talk Boost trainer for I CAN.
RCSLT no: RC0016009
HCPC no: SL06300
Dr Rosemarie Hayhow PhD MSc FRCSLT
Rosemarie Hayhow qualified as a speech and language therapist over 40 years ago and completed a Masters in Human Communication in 1975 (University of London). She became interested in stammering early in her career and has since worked with children and adults who stammer in a variety of settings. As a founder member of the Lidcombe Program Trainers’ Consortium she has trained therapists in the UK and Europe and has considerable experience of using this approach with young children who stammer. In the Lidcombe Program the SLT guides the parents on how best to help their child’s talking at home. Parents’ experiences of using this treatment were the subject of Rosemarie’s PhD awarded in 2008 by the University of the West of England.
Rosemarie currently works part-time at the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit. She is an advisor to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and to the British Stammering Association. In 2009 she was made a fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in recognition of her contribution to the field of stammering.
RCSLT no: RC0002681
HCPC no: SL02408
Kate Shaw BSc (Hons) CertMRCSLT
Kate qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Speech Pathology and Therapy from the University of Manchester in 1997. Since qualifying she has worked in a variety of settings including community clinics, mainstream schools and language units in both London and Bristol.
Kate has experience of working with children presenting with speech delay/disorder, DVD (Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia), receptive and expressive language delay and specific language impairment.
She is also trained to carry out the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention.
Kate is also the Administrator for ChildSpeech and provides initial telephone consultations for parents and schools. She is a licenced Talk Boost trainer for I CAN.
RCSLT no: RC0011807
HCPC no: SL06561
Caroline Bracewell BSc(Hons) MSc
Caroline qualified with a BSc (Hons) Physiology from the University of Sheffield in 1996. This was followed by an MSc in Audiology from the University of Manchester and the Certificate of Audiological Competence (CAC). Since then she has worked in a wide variety of areas within audiology, specialising in adult and paediatric diagnostics.
Being a qualified teacher, Caroline has a keen interest in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate Audiologists and has spent the last 5 years working as a Clinical Tutor and Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol alongside her NHS post.
Caroline has experience of working with children aged 0-18 years. She has worked with children who present with a possible hearing difficulty for a wide variety of reasons and often those with speech concerns.
Caroline has worked for the NHS since qualifying and continues to work in the NHS alongside her work with ChildSpeech.
To find out more about Caroline’s work, have a look at her website:
Pip is a Speech and Language Therapist with 20 years experience specialising in pre school children with complex needs. She has a range of qualifications in Makaton, TalkTools, eating and drinking difficulties and autism spectrum condition.
Pip qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapeutics in 1993. She has nearly 20 years experience of working in the NHS with children and adults with complex needs in residential settings, specialist schools, units and Children’s Centres as well as mainstream nurseries, pre schools and schools. Pip has a range of post graduate qualifications in dysphagia and has been a Regional Makaton Trainer since 1996. She has also completed a course in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children). Pip currently works part time in the NHS and carries out work for Childspeech work on Fridays, school holidays and weekends.
RCSLT no: RC0011384
HCPC no: SL04475
Anne-Marie Cray BSc (Hons) CertMRCSLT
Anne-Marie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1989 , from City University, London. She initially worked in community clinics , mainstream schools and nurseries. She then specialised in working with children who stammer and their parents.
Anne-Marie has recently worked in community clinics, nurseries and mainstream schools. She was recently employed by a cluster of mainstream schools to provide support for children and deliver training for the staff. Over the years Anne-Marie has worked with children and young people with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties, including speech sound impairment, language delay, specific language impairment, and stammering.
She has completed the following courses: Parent-Child Interaction, Lidcombe Programme and is a licensed I CAN Talk Boost and Primary talk tutor.
Anne-Marie is a member of the South West Early Years and Disorders of Dysfluency Clinical Excellence Networks.