Debbie KellyBSc Speech and Language TherapyMSc Human CommunicationMember of the Royal College of Speech and Language TherapistsRegistered with Health and Care Professions Council
With 25 years experience, I worked both in the UK and abroad before furthering my studies with a Masters at University College London. While maintaining my work with the NHS, I trained as an Intermediary and worked with the Ministry of Justice for a couple of years before having my 3 children. I have now set myself the new challenge of providing a private service to families wanting someone to listen to their concerns and work with them and colleagues in the NHS to support their child's communication with effective intervention.
I have worked in a variety of specialisms including 0-3 year complex needs, school age and most recently special schools. I have a wide range of post graduate training and experience including SCERTS, PECS and Makaton. Although this has developed specialist skills with autism spectrum conditions and complex special needs, I enjoy working with children who have a range of speech, language and communication difficulties.
Whilst it is important to use a range of evidence-based approaches to deliver individualised therapy programmes I want my approach to working with children and teenagers to be creative, motivating and fun.