Hannah Wallace BA (Hons), MSc, MRCSLT, MHCPC, MASLTIP
I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2010 and, through my work with the NHS, I have gained over 10 years of experience in supporting preschool children with a broad range of speech, language and communication needs in a variety of settings, including the home, nursery and school. My specialism is in early speech and language development and I particularly enjoy working with children with complex needs, including children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay and Down syndrome.
I am passionate about helping children to be the best communicators they can be because communication is such an essential life skill. Communication is fundamental to how we build relationships, learn from others and contribute to the world around us. To ensure that intervention goes beyond the therapy session and continues throughout the child’s day, I prioritise collaborative working with parents and carers. Children also learn best when they are having fun, so I endeavour to make my therapy sessions as engaging as possible.
My experience in using a wide range of therapy techniques includes Makaton Signing, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Cued Articulation, Shape Coding by Susan Ebbels and Talk Tools. I am also trained in adult-child interaction approaches to therapy, including The Hanen Center – ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ training program for parents of children with language delays.
I am member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP). I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am committed to maintaining my Continuing Professional Development through attending courses, further training and attending Clinical Excellence Networks groups.