Lorraine is a passionate and enthusiastic therapist committed to providing exceptional client-centred care. She enjoys working with both adults and children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties.

Lorraine graduated from Birmingham City University with a First Class Honours degree in Speech and Language Therapy. She has clinical experience working with children and young adults in a wide range of settings such as community clinics and school settings. Her experiences include working with client’s with attention and listening difficulties, language delay, speech difficulties, dyspraxia, autism, dysfluency and hearing impairment.

Lorraine actively engages in continued professional development ensuring that she is familiar with changes in policies that underpin effective delivery of intervention particularly within the educational settings.  This knowledge is imperative to support education staff in the implementation of changes within the SEND reform. Lorraine has experience of writing extensive reports which could be used for supporting applications for EHCP’s.

To complement Lorraine’s paediatric experience, she is also skilled in working with adults and the elderly on acute hospital wards and in outpatient clinics. These experiences include working with adults with aphasia following a stroke, traumatic brain injury or surgery; working with clients with progressive neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), dysarthria, voice disorders and dysfluency (stuttering/cluttering). Her knowledge in both the Paediatric and acquired adults clinical fields enables her to support young people through the transition into adulthood.  

Lorraine is able to relate very well to both children, young people and adults, ensuring to attend to their motivators and interests. Lorraine is happy to work with young people both within their educational setting and their immediate community to ensure good carry over of skills.

Lorraine is a friendly, approachable and dedicated therapist who takes a holistic approach to supporting the needs of her clients. She is committed to providing evidence based interventions to ensure the best possible outcomes for her clients and their families/carers.

Lorraine has a wide knowledge of class based intervention packages that she is able to deliver to meet the young person’s needs whilst at the same time expanding on the knowledge of the education and support staff.

Locations I work in

  • West 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
  • Down syndrome
  • Dyslexia and literacy difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Hearing impairment
  • Language disorder
  • Learning difficulties
  • Mainstream schools
  • Specialist schools
  • Speech and language delay/disorder
  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Dysfluency - Stuttering and Cluttering
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Adults with learning difficulties
  • Selective Mutism
  • Dysarthria (motor speech difficulties)
  • Aphasia
  • Play schools and Nurseries
  • Genetic disorders
  • Special Education Need settings
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Voice

Clinical approaches I offer:

  • 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
  • Smooth Speech Techniques
  • Social communication programmes; Talk About, Social Use of
  • Social Communication Strategies
  • Social Skills/ ASD/ Self Esteem/ understanding yourself
  • Talk tools
  • Total Communication Approach
  • Visual Supports
  • Workstations
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Talk Boost
  • Talking Mats
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • Makaton
  • Visual Communication strategies
  • Auditory Discrimination Activities
  • Vocabulary drilling
  • Word Finding Approaches
  • Dyspraxia drills
  • Selective Mutism approaches
  • Symbolic play
  • Sliding in approach
  • Semantic Facilitation
  • Visual commmunication approaches
  • Voice therapy
  • Camperdown Programme for Stammering
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Social Stories