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Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Leonie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (BSc Hons) in 2000 at University College London and has since been working as a Speech and Language Therapist with children and young people in London, whilst also gaining work experience in Australia, Hong Kong, Egypt and Dublin.

She has also completed an MSc at City University London.

Leonie has a wide range of experience working with children of all ages in child development clinics, community clinics, special and mainstream schools and other specialist provisions. Having gained experience working collaboratively with psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, paediatricians, physiotherapists, music and play therapists, Leonie adopts a holistic and eclectic approach to therapy, keeping it fun and supporting each child or young person to reach their full potential.

Leonie has extensive experience with children who present with speech delay/disorder, language delay/disorder, developmental delay, social communication difficulties.

She also has a special interest and extensive experience working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders to include autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

Leonie currently works in schools, nurseries and homes to provide therapy, She also completes diagnostic assessments jointly with paediatricians or psychologists for children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders or language disorders which may co-exist with other mental health conditions.

Leonie is the member and regular attender of several special interest groups and organisations to further develop her skills whilst continuously keeping abreast of current research to support evidence based practice.


Assessment for pre-school and school age children and adolescents (between 18months-18 years).

A visit to another setting such as nursery or home may be needed as part of this assessment. Liaison with other professionals who may be involved.

Therapy recommendations are discussed following initial assessment; ongoing therapy sessions may be offered for those living in London.

Sessions may be offered at Great James Street, DTC, at nursery, school or home (location dependent).

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