top of page
High Fives



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.


  • 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


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.

bottom of page