I began working as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2000 working with children and young people with complex physical and communication difficulties in mainstream and special schools. Having the opportunity to explore a range of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems and observing how these empowered and enabled these individuals and their families to achieve their potential developed my passion in this area. This led to working as part of a multidisciplinary team with these individuals and a key role in developing a local service for communication aids.
Following the exciting opportunity to join the Ace Centre team in 2010, I have continued to develop my knowledge and enthusiasm working with children and adults, their families and local services to find innovative and bespoke solutions for communication. As part of my role, I am also involved in projects, conferences and enjoy the opportunity that this role gives to exploring the latest assistive technology to support those we work with.