Gemma Johnson, Clinical Lead
Gemma is on maternity leave until February 2019
Gemma qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 2004 from University College London. She has worked since then in a number of settings including mainsteam schools, language units, nurseries, an ICAN accredited nursery (where she delivered an intensive specialist programme to preschool children with significant language delays and disorders), a secondary communication unit for students with social communication disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and most recently an Independent International School working with students with a range of language and communication difficulties.
Gemma has experience working with children aged 2 to 18 years old and has enjoyed and developed highly specialist skills in working with children with communication difficulties in 1:1, small group and large group sessions. She has held several consultative roles in which she has delivered training and advice to the children’s settings and worked closely with Education staff to adapt and modify the curriculum and learning environment to maximise the child’s communication success.
She is passionate about working as a team around the child, sharing knowledge and expertise between parents, education staff and herself as an SLT.