Susan has 23 years’ Speech and Language Therapy experience of working with adults with acquired and degenerative neurological conditions. She studied at University of Reading, gaining her Speech and Language Therapy Licence to Practice in conjunction with a BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Language Pathology in 1997.
Susan brings a wealth of highly specialist professional, clinical and personal skills to support adult clients with extensive acute and long-term communication and swallowing impairments.
She actively empowers individuals to optimise their independence, wellbeing and potential, coordinates complex discharges, trains care providers in an evidence-based, goal-driven environment, and enables individuals to manage their own long-term health conditions.
She supports those preparing for a return to education or employment and guides their reintegration into the community with appropriate structure and opportunities. For those with dysphagia, her role may be one of assessment, management and support to return to oral feeding.
Susan has extensive experience of working with inter-disciplinary models of service delivery, in a wide range of acute, rehabilitation and community settings. These holistic approaches to assessment, rehabilitation and long-term care have significantly broadened her skills in working across and beyond the traditional boundaries of Speech and Language Therapy. By working collaboratively with other disciplines (Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Dietitians, Nurses) on client-centred goals, she has gained comprehensive additional knowledge and skills in widespread clinical areas, and her Registered Intermediary Training with the Ministry of Justice has broadened her engagement with the Court System, Police and Legal Service.