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ABOUT ME

Hannah Wallace BA (Hons), MSc, MRCSLT, MHCPC, MASLTIP

I am a Speech and Language Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS supporting preschool children with a broad range of speech, language and communication needs, including children with complex needs. Since setting up my independent practice I have developed a special interest in speech sound disorders which has enabled me to deepen my research and clinical skills in this area.

To support children to increase their speech intelligibility so that they are understood by others, I use a range of therapy approaches and programmes, including:

  • Contrastive therapies (such as minimal pairs, maximal oppositions, multiple oppositions), the complexity approach, the stimulability approach, the cycles approach and the core vocabulary approach for children with phonological speech delays and disorders,

  • The Principles of Motor Learning and traditional articulation therapy for children with single-sound errors and misarticulations,

  • Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

I also support children with unclear speech to use Alternative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to help reduce frustration and enable more effective communication through Makaton singing and/or symbol (picture) based communication systems, such as Picture Communication Symbols (PCS)™.

I hold a MSc in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Reading. 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 also 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.

I work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during school hours and term times and see clients in their own homes or educational/childcare settings within a 10 mile radius of Thame.