Rebecca Wade

Designation: Highly Specialist Speech & Language Theapy
Professional qualifications: BSc (Hons) Clinical Language Sciences (Speech & Language Therapy)
Current work responsibilities: (who you work with, areas of specialisation): 0-19 years Paediatric Complex Needs, Alternative Augmentative Communication and Dysphagia (Eating & Drinking difficulties). Including specialist assessment, direct therapy, advice and training within the home, nursery amd school setting.

Training you have done:
Recent courses/conferences attended:
2010: Paediatric Tracheostomy for the Speech and Language Therapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London - A training to support the management of Peadiatric Tracheostomy.
2010: The Practical Management of Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Children: Post Basic Level, University College London - A training to support the assessment and management of children with Eating and Drinking Diffculties.
2010: Talking Mats, Lambeth Community Health - A communcation tool which uses a mat with symbols as the bais for communication. Designed to help people with communication difficulties to think about issues discussed with them, and provide them with a way to effectively express themselves in a visual way that can be recored.
2010: Parent Child Interaction, Keena Cummins - A therapeutic approach which allows the parent and therapist to jointly faciliate a childs speech and language developement.
2010: Makaton: Beginners - A language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate
2009: Introduction to Counselling Skills, Southbank University - A workshop aimed at developing advanced interpersonal and counselling skills.
2008: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pyramid Education Consultants - An approach using pictures to develop communcaition skills.
2008: Intensive Interaction, ICAN - An approach used to teach the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to child and adults with sever learning difficulties and/or autism and who are still at an early stage of communication development.