I joined Ace Centre in 2015. I am based in the North Office.
After completing my Psychology degree, I worked as a Teaching Assistant in a Special Education school in Manchester. It was here I first learned about AAC and decided I wanted to train as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT). I then got a job as an SLT Assistant for The University of Manchester. This involved working with children in mainstream schools around the North West.
After returning to University, I qualified as an SLT. I then spent 5 years working at a Specialist College for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Manchester and during this time my interest in AAC grew into a passion.
I think with all forms of AAC the key is about making it fun and getting the communication partners on board too. At Ace Centre I enjoy learning new things (on a daily basis) and love to share information with others.
One of my favourite parts of the job is meeting clients and their families and carers. I enjoy learning about people’s interests and motivations and working to find ways they can say what they want to say, when they want to say it.