My Story

I studied at Charles Sturt University, Australia and received a Bachelor's degree in Health Science (Speech Pathology). I moved to United Kingdom in 2012 and have worked in a number of paediatric settings including complex needs, special schools, early intervention and mainstream.
 
I worked as Head of Therapies for one of the largest special schools in London for students with complex communication needs, autism and challenging behaviour from 2-19 years. I led a large multi-disciplinary team consisting of Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Counsellors, Dance & Movement Psychotherapists and Music
Therapists. I was responsible for service delivery development, devising policies and involved with strategic planning for the therapy service. She also held a specialist caseload working with students with complex communication needs requiring AAC and complex dysphagia (swallowing).   

 

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Jessica Maye

 Founder

I have extensive post-graduate training including 

  • Dysphagia (cervical auscultation) 

  • AAC (switching skills, Grid, PECS, Makaton - UK, AUSLAN, Elkan Tutor) 

  • Language (Shape Coding, Colourful Semantics, 'It Takes two to talk' Certified Hanen Practitioner, Talking mats)

  • Autism (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transcational Support - SCERTS, Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner, Emotional Coaching)

  • Stuttering/stammering (Lidcombe Programme, Westmead Programme) 

  • Clinical supervision

  • Complex communication needs (Intensive Interaction, Massage Story, Bobath, Aquaepps)

I recently completed my Master's in Business Administration at Warwick Business School. My dissertation was an exploratory study of ‘Neurodiversity within the workplace’ which explores strengths and challenges of neurodiverse individuals within large corporates which gives an insight to disability and Autism in the working context and highlights the importance of early intervention.

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