Our Team

Our team

At SLT for Kids our team is made up of expert paediatric speech and language therapists with wide ranging expertise. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality speech and language therapy.

Each and every one of our speech and language therapists are passionate in working with children who have speech language and communication needs.

All of our speech and language therapists have paediatric speech and language therapy experience and are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date evidence based therapy options. Our speech and language therapists can administer comprehensive assessments to identify the difficulties your child may be experiencing. In addition to this, our speech and language therapists offer support and advice to ease the concerns that every parent naturally has about the development of their child. 

To ensure our service is of the highest possible standard, all of our speech and language therapists are highly sorted and undergo, regular training, appraisals, reviews and reflections to better improve their practise. Each of our speech and language therapists are able to provide a wide range of detailed assessments and therapy interventions for a range of conditions and difficulties.

Meet the team

Natasha Carley

Natasha is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist who graduated from the University of Sheffield. Natasha works with a diverse caseload of children and young adults in primary and secondary education and has experience working with young adults with visual impairment. Natasha is an Elklan tutor and is also trained in Makaton. Natasha has a keen interest in supporting children with SLCN in mainstream schools and is a member of the North-West Mainstream Schools Clinical Excellence Network. To find out more information about Natasha or to arrange an appointment, visit www.sltforkids.co.uk

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Ali Shepherd

Ali is a specialist speech and language therapist who has a passion for providing assessment and intervention to both adults and children with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

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Catherine O'Sullivan

Catherine is a highly knowledgeable and skilled paediatric speech and language therapist with a total of over 17 years of clinical experience within the NHS and private sector.

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Elizabeth Aulton

Beth is a senior speech and language therapist who graduated from Newcastle University. Beth has a wealth of experience working with children and young adults in mainstream and specialist schools as well as in clinic. She is trained in Hanen- It Takes Two to Talk (early language development) and Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) Level 1. PECS is a unique alternative/augmentative communication system with a primary goal of teaching functional communication. To find out more about Beth or to arrange training, visit www.sltforkids.co.uk.

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Emma McElroy

After spending 15 years living in the United Arab Emirates, Emma graduated from the University of Manchester as a fully qualified speech and language therapist in 2016. Emma is trained in Makaton and is also licensed I CAN TalkBoost KS1 Tutor. TalkBoost KS1 is a structured and robustly evidenced programme for 5-11 year olds that can boost a child's communication by an average of 18 months after ten weeks of intervention. To find out more about Emma or how to arrange training, visit www.sltforkids.co.uk

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Lisa Howard

Lisa is a highly specialist speech and language therapist with over 19 years’ experience working with children with Speech, Language and Communication (SLCN) needs. Lisa currently works as an associate therapist for SLT for Kids, providing clinical supervision for senior therapists, as well as providing assessment and intervention for her own specialist SEMH caseload.

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Nadia Iftikhar

Nadia is a highly specialist speech and language therapist with over 17 years of experience working with children with Speech, Language and Communication (SLCN) needs.

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Leighann Farrell

Leighann is a junior speech and language therapist who graduated from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. She is currently working with a paediatric caseload in mainstream schools. Leighann is a licensed I CAN Early TalkBoost tutor. Early TalkBoost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language, helping to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 6 months, after a nine week intervention. To find out more about Leighann or to arrange training, visit www.sltforkids.co.uk.

Jennifer Roche

Jennifer is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with a wealth of experience in the field of dysfluency. Jennifer is an Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University where she writes and delivers fluency training to undergraduate and Masters Level Speech and Language Therapy Students.

Julia Hunter

Julia is a dynamic, hardworking and highly motivated speech and language therapist with a special interest in SEN. Julia prides herself in her effective and holistic management of a range of communicative needs including those with statements within specialist provision.

Amy Barrett

Amy graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015 and is RCSLT and HCPC registered. Amy has experience working with children from nursery through to secondary school. Her area of special interest is primary-aged children with social communication difficulties.

Amy Bradshaw

Amy is a passionate speech and language therapy assistant who is currently completing a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Manchester. She has extensive experience supporting children and young people with differing needs and abilities in a variety of settings as a result of her paediatric placements as well as experience gained during completing her degree in Psychology at the University of Hull.

Contact us

Please contact one of our friendly speech and language therapists to discuss how we can help and what services we can offer you. Email office@sltforkids.co.uk or call us on 0330 088 2298.

Our Vacancies

Find out more about our current vacancies at SLT for Kids on our Indeed page.

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Join us

If you would like any more information on any of the services we offer to education settings or would like to book a free initial discussion, do not hesitate to contact us and one of our team will be happy to help. Email office@sltforkids.co.uk or call 0330 088 2298.

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