Catherine O'Sullivan Consultant Speech & Language Therapist

Catherine has experience in both working directly with children as well as managing a team of speech and language therapists and assistants.

Catherines area of clinical expertise is in school aged children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) as well Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and social communication disorder. In addition to this Catherine has a keen interest in coaching and training education practitioners in adapting classroom practice for pupils with speech, language and communication needs.

Catherine works across a range of settings including; clinics, schools, specialist resource bases and within homes too. She regularly assesses, plans, and provides interventions for a range of SLCN including phonology delay and disorder, dyspraxia, SLI, ASD and social communication. Catherine actively contributes to multi-agency assessment and diagnosis of ASD or social communication disorders as part of the school age pathways team.

Education

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Speech Pathology - Manchester Metropolitan University

PGCE (Primary Teaching) - University of Southampton

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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.

Catherine O'Sullivan

Catherine's specialities

Speech sounds
Language
Social communication
Eating, drinking and swallowing
Voice

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Experience

Catherine has paediatric 17 years of experience in a range of different settings, she has experience working with:

  • Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Specific language impairment (SLI)
  • Phonology delay and disorder
  • Dyspraxia
  • Training for teachers

Professional memberships

Catherine works in accordance to the professional and ethical guidelines set by the HCPC and RCSLT.

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
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August 2015

SLT for kids

 

October 2005

Elklan

 

March 2005

ICAN

 

July 2003

PGCE (Primary Teaching)

 

February 2002

Hanen

 

July 1998

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Speech Pathology

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Catherine's Blog posts

What is indirect therapy and how does it work?

  Indirect speech and language therapy is any form of therapy that is not directly delivered to the child or individual with the speech and language difficulty. Pointless? Well, indirect therapy is a method of therapy that is extremely useful […]

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What is baby signing?

Baby signing is a method of communication used in early infancy between parent and child. Baby signing uses gestures based on British Sign Language (BSL) to represent simple vocabulary, including; food, milk, yes, sleep, more. Baby signing is used with […]

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