Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
- B Com. Path. (Hon)
- BA Psych (Hon)
Lianne is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and Audiologist with 23 years’ experience working in primary and secondary mainstream, and specialist schools and the NHS.
Helping people is her passion. Placing the young person at the centre and making their experience as worthwhile as possible is particularly important to her.
Lianne is interested in providing quality evidence-based intervention to support students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, developmental coordination disorder, pragmatic language impairment and specific language impairment.
Lianne is a mother of two energetic boys and she adores cats. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing the best waves.
Holder of a BSc. Hons in Occupational Therapy, Karen has previous experience of working in a specialist setting.
Colleagues comment positively on her ability to build therapeutic working relationships with students, vital in gaining trust and allowing OT interventions to support young people.
Karen’s calm, reassuring nature enables a positive rapport with both students and staff alike. She is skilled at observation and assessment in order to plan personalised programmes and targets effectively.
Karen has a close family who have a number of interests. She is proud of achieving her wood beads (highest accreditation) within the scouting movement and hopes to return to voluntary work within the organisation as time allows.