Louise Usher, Director of Services
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Speech Therapy Specialists Ltd was founded in September 2010 and managed by Louise, a qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapist (SALT). Louise is registered with ASLTIP, RCSLT and HPC. Her early professional background is in Early Years and Education training and Louise holds numerous qualifications in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.
Louise works with children who have complex needs and their case managers. We can recommend local Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who we are currently already working with as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Louise has extensive experience of helping children aged from toddlers to 16 years, each with their own unique speech & language and communication needs and is able to offer assessments as required and individual therapy plans for:
- Delayed Speech (Phonology)
- Down’s Syndrome (Symbol)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Dysphagia Trained (Eating & Drinking Difficulties)
- Learning Disability
- Autism (TEACHH)
- Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
- Low Tech ACC
- Picture Exchange System (PECS)
- Intensive Interaction
- Emotional Literacy
- Language Groups
- Independent ELKLAN tutor (Running courses for settings and teaching assistants)
- Hanen trained (parent- child interaction) It takes two to talk
- PODD trained
Our core values are passion, professionalism, excellence, collaborative expertise, responsive, supportive, empathic, nurturing, reliable, honest, practical, fun and to be respected.
Louise is also a Makaton Regional Tutor and can also offer supervision to other Speech and Language Therapists on request. A working mother of three very happy, lively and strong minded children, Louise lives in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir and is passionate about children and communication and about empowering parents and carers with Speech & Language and Communication information.