Language Education Training Speech
Mob: 07712 400966
Registered address: The Old Treasury, 7 Kings Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO5 4DJ
Company number: 08911134
Becky is a speech and language therapist registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice and the Health and Care Professions Council.
After working for 7 years with children and families in their homes, pre-schools and schools she was accepted by University College London to study to become a speech and language therapist.
Becky has experience of working with children across a broad range of difficulties in a number of different settings including mainstream pre-schools and schools, a Specific Language Impairment Unit in a mainstream school and Great Ormond Street Hospital where her roles included the management of caseloads, the use of a variety of assessments and intervention techniques and writing reports for external professionals.
Following registration as a speech and language therapist Becky worked at Down Syndrome Education International (formerly known as Downsed) for 4 years. Her roles included delivering specialist early development groups for children with Down syndrome from birth to school age; managing an outreach support service to children with Down syndrome in local mainstream schools, providing specialist assessment and consultancy services with families and in schools as well as delivering training conferences and workshops around the world.
In 2011 Becky started the independent practice LETS Go! providing a comprehensive range of services developed to support children, families and professionals covering a variety of speech, language and developmental needs. She continues to work as a consultant for Down Syndrome Education International providing training and consulting on the development of resources including the See and Learn teaching programmes. For more information on the training she has provided please visit the “training” page.
Becky guest lectures at University College London and Portsmouth University. She has been invited to present on a number of topics including speech and language development and the emergence of early number skills in children with Down syndrome.
In 2013 Becky co-wrote a book chapter with Dr Kelly Burgoyne and Professor Sue Buckley. This chapter is entitled Developing the reading skills of children with Down syndrome which features in the book Educating Learners with Down Syndrome: Research, theory, and practice with children and adolescents.
Becky has a Masters degree in Language and Communication Impairments in Children through Sheffield University. This programme included an in depth focus on a diverse range of specific areas and client groups including; cognition, memory, literacy, written difficulties, numeracy, teaching, social communication, autism and autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and behavioural difficulties, moderate and severe learning difficulties, verbal dyspraxia, hearing impairment and supporting communication through the use of alternative and augmentative communication.
Becky is currently completing a Doctorate in Clinical Communication Science at University College London. This programme is designed to develop knowledge and skills in applied research that focusses specifically on conducting research in the field of communication disorders. Becky’s research area is investigating the use of print in developing the speech and language skills of children with Down syndrome.
Sept 2014 – present - University College London - Doctorate in Clinical Communication Science
Sept 2007 – Aug 2010 - University of Sheffield - MSc Language and Communication Impairments in Children
Sept 2001 – Aug 2007 - University College London - BSc (Hons) Speech Sciences
July 2013 - Reading and Language Intervention – training for trainers
May 2012 - Shape Coding
June 2009 - Cued Articulation
July 2002 - British Sign Language Stage 2
October 2000 - Makaton Training
February 2000 - Portage Training
May 1999 -British Sign Language Stage 1
Down Syndrome Special Interest Group