Having personally seen the difference it can make in a person’s life, Alison is passionate about delivering high quality therapy.

Alison graduated from Birmingham City University with a first class honours degree in Speech and Language Therapy.

Alison’s personal experiences, together with her training and professional knowledge, have resulted in her developing into a therapist who values clients, cares passionately about their therapeutic experiences  and engages regularly in reflective practice to deliver the best evidence based practice  possible.  Alison is resourceful and creative and is passionate about delivering holistic, client centred care. This comes from the unique insight that she has gained from caring for her own children with Autism, her understanding of the impact and challenges that can arise with a communication difficulty and also from her professional experiences. Alison is friendly and caring and relates easily to clients and carers.

Alison has worked in a variety of clinical settings with both adults and children. Her paediatric experience includes a school for children and adolescents with profound and multiple learning difficulties, a community paediatric clinic, a main stream school and a specialised unit for children with speech and language difficulties. Alison has worked with children aged from 2 -19 years with difficulties ranging from pre-school children with language delays, young children with Autism, primary school aged children with speech difficulties, children with Down Syndrome, older children with PDA and adolescents who are vision/hearing impaired and also have additional severe learning difficulties.

Alison has also worked in an acute adult hospital inpatient team and has experience of working with adults who have experienced Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Dysarthria, Acquired Apraxia of speech, gunshot wounds and mental health difficulties.

Alison genuinely enjoys working with clients of all ages and values the relationships she forges with them. Much of the assessment and therapy she delivers is based on the client’s interests and many of the resources she uses are designed especially for the client, based on their feedback.


Locations I work in

  • West Midlands
  • East Midlands

Age groups I work with:

  • Pre-School
  • School Age
  • Secondary School
  • Young Adults
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Adult Acute
  • Elderly
  • Adults

Client groups I work with:

  • AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) users
  • Acquired brain injury (ABI)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • Bilingualism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Children & young adults to 19 yrs
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Down syndrome
  • Dyslexia and literacy difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD)
  • Forensic settings
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Hearing impairment
  • Language disorder
  • Learning difficulties
  • Learning disability
  • Mainstream schools
  • Mental health
  • Psychiatric needs
  • Social Communication difficulties
  • Specialist schools
  • Speech and language delay/disorder
  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Dysfluency - Stuttering and Cluttering
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Adults with learning difficulties
  • Severe and Complex needs
  • Selective Mutism
  • Multi sensory Impairment
  • Dysarthria (motor speech difficulties)
  • Young Offenders
  • Aphasia
  • Play schools and Nurseries
  • Genetic disorders
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Cognitive Communication Difficulties
  • Prader Willi
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Special Education Need settings

Clinical approaches I offer:

  • Attention/Listening Activities
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices
  • Cognitive Neuro Psychology model
  • Communication Passports
  • Core Vocabulary Approach
  • Counselling
  • Cued Articulation
  • Developing Shared Attention (DSA)
  • Early Intervention
  • Hanen approaches
  • Ipad apps
  • Nuffield dyspraxia programme
  • Objects of reference and symbol systems
  • Phonological awareness
  • Picture Exchange Systems (PECS)
  • Pre-teaching vocabulary (and other word-finding approaches)
  • Psycholinguistic framework
  • Reading Skills
  • Semantic links
  • Signing systems
  • Smooth Speech Techniques
  • Social communication programmes; Talk About, Social Use of
  • Social Communication Strategies
  • Social Skills/ ASD/ Self Esteem/ understanding yourself
  • Talk tools
  • TEACHH
  • Total Communication Approach
  • Visual Supports
  • Workstations
  • Social communication programmes; Talk About
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Talking Mats
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • Makaton
  • Tactile Communication Strategies
  • Auditory Discrimination Activities
  • Vocabulary drilling
  • Word Finding Approaches
  • Dyspraxia drills
  • Selective Mutism approaches
  • Symbolic play
  • Semantic Facilitation
  • Visual commmunication approaches
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Social Stories