Natasha is a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist who qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2013. Natasha is fully registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health Care Professions Council.
Natasha has experience in working across a range of paediatric settings including community clinics, mainstream and specialist schools and early years settings. She has completed work both privately and for the NHS across Manchester.
Natasha has spent a lot of time working within mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools. She has worked closely with SENCOs and Teaching staff to promote a whole school approach to identifying and supporting children with language and communication difficulties. As well as providing one-to-one and group interventions, she greatly values the importance of creating a communication friendly environment for all children.
Natasha is passionate about providing a holistic, child centred approach to supporting children with speech, language and communication difficulties. Natasha values training and supporting parents and carers as an invaluable part of her role, and crucial in helping children to make progress.
Natasha is proactive in engaging and working with a wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure children receive a smooth and effective care package. She has a wealth of experience working alongside a range of Education and Health Care professionals including; Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Schools Nurses, Teachers of the Deaf, SENCOs, Family Support Workers, Teachers and Teaching Assistants.
Natasha is experienced in completing a range of assessments and providing therapeutic intervention for a variety of speech, language and communication needs including; social communication and interaction difficulties, significantly delayed or disordered language development, speech sound delay and disorders, selective mutism and dysfluency. Natasha is keen to offer child-centred intervention that is tailored to the needs of the child and their family. Natasha regularly produces detailed reports and therapy plans, including specialist reports for Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan assessments and reviews.
Natasha is an approachable, friendly therapist who makes Speech and Language Therapy fun, motivating, and rewarding for everybody involved. The child’s happiness and well-being lies at the heart of all of Natasha’s decision making throughout assessment and intervention process.
BMSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy - University of Sheffield
Natasha is passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties
Natasha is registered with
Natasha has paediatric experience in a variety of different settings. She has worked with children with a range of needs including:
Speech sound delays and disorders
Expressive and receptive language delays
Specific language impairment (SLI) / developmental language disorder (DLD)
English as an additional language (EAL)
Attention and listening difficulties
Social communication difficulties
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Hearing and visual impairment
Natasha 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)
SLT for kids
School Speech and Language Therapist
NHS Speech and Language Therapist
SEN Teaching Assistant
BMSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
What inspired you to become a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist?
I first came across Speech and Language Therapy whilst volunteering in a Special Educational Needs Nursery setting. This is where my interest in the importance of communication began, and I was amazed by the positive impact Speech and Language Therapy could have on children and their carers. After researching the profession further I was fascinated by the range of communication needs Speech and Language Therapists are able to support. Combined with my love for working children and their families, I knew that Speech and Language Therapy was the right career for me.
What additional training do you have?
I have Foundation level training in Makaton. This is a child-friendly signing system which is invaluable when supporting early language development.
I am also a trained Elklan Tutor and I am able to provide parents and teaching staff accredited training on identifying and supporting children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
I am also trained to deliver the Hanen – More Than Words training programme for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential. This training can be delivered in a group or with individual families.
Is there a speech, language, communication or swallowing condition you enjoy working with the most?
I particularly enjoy working with young pre-school children with significantly delayed speech, language and communication development. I am passionate about providing early identification and intervention to reduce the impact their difficulties will have in the future. It is incredibly rewarding when children make rapid progress and catch up with their peers.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy attending and teaching dance lessons. I have enjoyed learning a range of dance styles since I was a little girl, and I look forward to participating in a charity dance show every year to raise money for Child Line.
What is your favourite thing about being a speech and language therapist with SLT for Kids?
SLT for Kids supports me in taking a holistic, flexible, multi-disciplinary approach to assessment and intervention - I believe this is key when providing a child-centred, effective service. I have access to high quality resources and training which enables me to offer a range of interventions for children and their families.
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