Justine has also worked closely with Amica Coleman in Shrewsbury. Together they have set up Swan Therapy Hub, which functions to provide a collaborative network of Allied Health Providers in Shropshire, so that service users gain access to multi-disciplinary input when necessary.
From an early age I knew that I wanted to work with children in some capacity and following a placement with a speech therapist while in my final year at school I realised what a varied, challenging and, ultimately, rewarding career being a speech therapist could provide.
My experience as a therapist has confirmed my expectations as I have come to realise how no two days are the same and that each child you meet brings something different and a new challenge to every therapy session.
Since graduating from UCL in 2009, I have experienced several working environments, including the NHS, research at the Institute of Education and the University of Strathclyde and now in independent practice.
My first love was with the pre-school age group working in the clinic and nurseries, but I have always had a specialist interest in motor speech disorders. My current caseload includes a range of clients including some with complex needs and specific motor speech disorders.
MPhil. Speech and Language Therapy. B.Sc (HONS) Speech Sciences. B.Sc (HONS) Physiology. MRCSLT. MASLTIP. HCPC.reg. PROMPT Level 2 Trained.
I provide therapy for children who experience specific delays with their speech and language skills and children who may experience communication difficulties as part of a profile of additional/complex needs (e.g., Developmental Delay). I am committed to providing effective, individualised therapy which is supportive and has a positive impact on both children and their families.
Through my own circumstances, I am extremely passionate about promoting the speech, language and communication needs of all individuals. I strongly believe that therapy sessions should always be fun and motivating for the child and be something they look forward to. I have a friendly, person-centred approach to ensure the communication needs of the children I work with are understood and I pride myself in my ability to help a child reach their full potential.
I love what I do and working with families to achieve improved speech and language, and ultimately build confidence, is the most rewarding job in the world.
BSc Speech and Language Therapy HCPC.reg.
I contacted Justine about my 2.5 year old after his nursery raised some concerns about his mouth regularly being open and excess dribbling. Justine took the time to thoroughly understand the issue and the flags that nursery had identified as well as a detailed background of my son's life to date. She then provided us with some very useful advice but concluded we wouldn't benefit from treatment at this stage. I really appreciated her friendly and pragmatic communication and felt reassured after speaking with her that I knew how to help my son. I appreciated the time she invested, especially given it didn't result in any specific work for her. Thank you!
Justine is an amazing therapist, my daughter has been lucky enough to see her in London weekly for Prompt therapy for the past 3 years. My daughters speech has improved so much as a result of her seeing Justine every week. I’m so grateful she gets to see Justine and can’t recommend her enough.
I would recommend working with Justine, she is very kind, very patient and has found the perfect way to make my child understand, thank you so much Justine.
You have been a magician for Tristan!
Justine you are an amazing,caring and passionate lady. We can't thank you enough.
Dear Justine, Thank you for being so wonderful and caring for Damien the way you have we really appreciate everything you have done for him.