I am a Senior AAC Consultant and have worked at Ace Centre since 2004.
I trained as a Primary School Teacher and taught across the Primary age range before working in an advisory capacity to support the development of speaking and listening skills of pupils in Manchester. I have always had a strong interest in the teaching of reading, writing speaking and listening skills which continues today.
My role at Ace Centre involves delivering assessments, training, advice and information. I thoroughly enjoy the transdisciplinary nature of my position, working across age ranges, and developing my knowledge and skills across health and education disciplines.
I have a lead role at Ace Centre to coordinate Training and am keen to develop more opportunities for continuing professional development in the field of Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and lead on Ace Centre’s Collaborative Partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.
I have been fortunate enough to present at national and international conferences such as Communication Matters and ISAAC and am keen to develop my research skills in this field.