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Laurie Nettle

Speech and Language Therapist
Pronouns: They/Them

I believe that communication is a key to meaningful connection with others. Our voice is an important part of our identity and how we tell our stories. My commitment is to ensure that the people I work with can always say what they want to say.

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • MSc Speech and Language Therapy,  City University 

  • BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics, Durham University

  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

  • ADOS-2 

  • 3di

  • Social Thinking Programme

  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children who stammer

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Nuffield Programme for Verbal Dyspraxia

ASSESSMENTS & TOOLS

My aim in assessment is to understand as much as possible about the way someone communicates and interacts with those around them.  We all have communicative strengths - my job is to bring those to the forefront.  My aim in therapy is that the person will be able to communicate confidently and effectively, everywhere they go.

I have extensive experience working with children and young people who are autistic, alongside my own lived experience of autism. I have been part of my NHS autism assessment team since 2017 and have contributed to substantial improvements during that time. In terms of therapy, I work with parents, nurseries and schools to create supportive communication environments.  I also work directly with children, young people and their families to develop and maximise the individual's communication skills.  My work is child-centred, but firmly in the context of the family and where relevant I include siblings or extended family in sessions.

In my spare time I love to be in nature - walking, exploring, swimming and foraging.  I volunteer at a helpline and (attempt to) build furniture.

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