Who are we? Speech and Language Therapy in Essex and the South West
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About us

Our qualified Speech and Language Therapists are registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.

C&D Speech and Language Therapists attend training at Clinical Excellence Networks and meet with our professional colleagues regularly to maintain our skills.

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Cassandra Pierson

BA (Hons) MSc MRCSLT MASLTIP
Speech and Language Therapist

Cassie is one of the service leads in C&D.

She has experience working with children of all ages with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties in schools and clinical settings. Particular areas of interest include speech delay and disorders and secondary aged difficulties. She is qualified and experienced in the use of Makaton Signing, British Sign Language (BSL), Signalong, Lidcombe Early Stammering Intervention Programme and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She has experience of working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Language Impairment, speech delay/disorder and language delay/disorder.

Cassie works in Mid and North Essex but will be on maternity leave until January 2018.

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Elizabeth Fox

BSc MSc MRCSLT MASLTIP
Speech and Language Therapist

Lizzie is one of the service leads in C&D.

She specialises in working with children and adolescents in educational and clinical settings and is experienced in providing assessment and therapy for children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. Particular areas of expertise include Autistic Spectrum Disorder, language delay and speech sound disorders. Lizzie is qualified and experienced in the use of PROMPT, Makaton Signing, British Sign Language (BSL), Lidcombe Early Stammering Intervention Programme and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She is an ELKLAN tutor and an Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) trainer.

Lizzie works in Bath, Bristol and surrounding areas (including Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire).

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Dawn Jones

BSc CertMRCSLT HCPC-Reg
Speech and Language Therapist

Dawn has a range of experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of educational and clinical settings. She is experienced in using various therapy techniques including colour shape coding, Cued Articulation, parent-child interaction therapy and narrative therapy. Dawn’s previous experience includes developing preschool services within an NHS Speech and language therapy team and working in a language unit for children with specific speech and language disorders. Particular areas of interest include working with children with specific speech disorders and working with older children with language and communication difficulties.

Dawn works in Mid and South Essex.

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Jade Gosling

BA (Hons) PG Dip MRCSLT
Speech and Language Therapist

Jade has experience working in schools helping children with learning difficulties. Jade spends her time working in the community with families and with schools and has special interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder and speech sound disorders.

Jade is a registered SignAlong Tutor which is the main adapted signing system for the residents of Thurrock.

Jade works in Thurrock and Basildon.

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Anita Frediani

BSc Cert MRCSLT
Speech and Language Therapist

Anita qualified from De Montfort University in 2011. After working in a primary school for a year, she moved to Colchester where she worked for the NHS for five years. Anita has experience of working in mainstream nurseries, schools and clinics, and has delivered training courses to parents, education staff and health professionals. She is also the author of a course for parents and children which is delivered in Children’s Centres across north-east Essex. Anita’s particular areas of interest are speech sound disorders and early language development.

Anita works in North Essex.

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Natalie Bollu

BA (Hons) PG Dip MRCSLT
Speech and Language Therapist

Natalie qualified from City University London last year and has worked with children and adolescents with speech, language and communication difficulties in schools and NHS clinics on her placements.  Natalie works in our primary and secondary schools working with a wide range of difficulties including speech/language delay and disorder, Autism and stammering.

Natalie works with schools in Southend, Basildon and Wickford.

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Emily Dicks

BA (Hons) PG Dip MRCSLT
Speech and Language Therapist

Emily qualified from City University London in 2016.  Before her training Emily worked in the NHS as a therapy assistant for children in mainstream and special schools, clinics and the community of Bristol. Within these roles and her clinical placements, Emily worked with a wide range of communication difficulties particularly speech and language delay/disorder, learning difficulties and Autism. She also gained experience in early years supporting families and promoting speech and language development.

Emily works in the Bristol & South Gloucestershire areas.

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