My name is Lisa and I am a passionate and highly experienced Independent Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) with over 15 years experience of working with children and adults with a wide range of speech, language, communication, emotional, and learning difficulties. I am the founder and lead speech and language therapist at Bee Heard Speech & Language Therapy (SLT). In 2016, after many years of working within the NHS and education, I decided to begin working independently and eventually set up Bee Heard SLT within Wales and the South West of England. We are also starting to develop a service within Kenya, Africa which aims to provide paid-for and free services to some of the most vulnerable children and adults in Kenya.
Bee Heard provides a service within the UK and Kenya for both children and adults with a wide range of speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties. Our passion is to support both children and adults with speech, language, communication, and swallowing difficulties, as well as their families and carers. We work alongside and provide training for individuals, parents/carers, support workers, teachers, and professionals within both private and public healthcare and education. We have a specialist interest in supporting children and adults with Apraxia of speech (AOS), Developmental Language Disorders (DLD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, Severe Literacy Difficulties, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities, as well as the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology to increase communication and independence.
The Bee Heard Team are experienced in using various therapy techniques including Lego Therapy, Talkabout (Alex Kelly), Social Use of Language Programme (SULP), Nuffield…., Cued Articulation, Talking Mats, PECS, PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and low & high tech AAC systems which include communication boards, devices, switches and eye gaze. We have undergone training on communication programmes such as proloquotogo and The Grid 3 (Smartbox). As well as the use of communication systems such as Signalong, Makaton and British Sign Language (BSL)
We continuously strive to provide high-quality support and services to everyone we meet. Our qualified Speech and Language Therapists are registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council. All of our therapists receive high levels of supervision and meet with professional colleagues regularly to maintain and enhance skills.
BSc (Hons) MRCSLT MASLTIP MBPsS HCPC reg.
Independent Speech & Language Therapist
Founder of Bee Heard Speech & Language Therapy
Lisa has worked in both the private and public health and education sectors for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with children and adults with a wide range of communication, emotional, learning, and swallowing difficulties. She has a special interest in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems (both low-tech and high-tech) with individuals with more complex health and communication needs.
Lisa is British Sign Language (BSL) level 3 trained and is a qualified ELKLAN trainer which means that she is able to provide official ELKLAN training courses on request. Lisa is also dysphagia trained and has experience of working with adults and older children with swallowing difficulties. She has experience and training in the use of a range of specialist packages and input approaches such as ……….. Experience in writing service level agreements, expert witness reports, evidence-based reports, and research projects. I have experience of working closely with both claimant and defense solicitors to provide expert reports on individuals who are going through litigation claims.
Lisa also has personal experience of living with and caring for a sibling with autism and speech and language difficulties. She understands firsthand the impact that having speech, language, and communication difficulties have on an individual, their family, and day to day living. Lisa is in the process of setting up an association based in Nairobi, Kenya called Therapy Box Kenya alongside an Occupational Therapist. The Association aims to provide both paid for and funded therapy input to anyone needing support within Kenya. We will keep you posted on the progress of this amazing and exciting venture within our ‘Bee involved’ section of the website.