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We are a small team of therapists providing speech and language intervention for local schools and families. Our ethos is that all children and young people deserve to have a means of functional communication that enables them to be happy and to achieve their potential in life. We work hard to make this an achievable goal for all the children and young people we support.


Meet the team

Lauren Green
Hannah Chard
Joanna Joyce
Jenny Nayak
Nicola Malley
Hayley Rosenthall


Lauren GreenLauren Green
Lead Speech and Language Therapist; Director
BA (Hons), MMedSci, HCPC reg, Cert. MRCSLT, MASLTIP

I have been working as a Speech and Language Therapist since 2011. I qualified at The University of Lancaster with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics and later went on to qualify with an MMedSci in Clinical Communication Studies (Speech and Language Therapy) at The University of Sheffield.

Since qualifying I have worked in Children's Speech and Language Therapy Departments in Camden and Islington, Leeds and South West Yorkshire. I have provided services across a range of settings including community clinics, clients' homes, mainstream primary and secondary schools, Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres and Special Educational Needs schools.

I founded Away With Words in September 2014 and now enjoy work as an Independent Speech and Language Therapist providing services to children throughout Yorkshire.

As well as my formal qualifications, I have completed additional training in the following:

  • Makaton
  • Autism Awareness (level 2)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) - advanced level
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Working with bilingual children
  • Parent-child-interaction for children who stammer (The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering)
  • School-aged stammering (The British Stammering Association)
  • Attention Autism (Gina Davies Autism Centre)
  • SCERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support) - The SCERTS Model Introduction, Application & Assessment 

I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (MRCSLT), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Reg.) and the Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).

Lauren is the organisation's designated Data Protection Officer. Her contact number is 07904 810 156.

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Hannah ChardHannah Chard
Speech and Language Therapist
BSc (Hons), MSc, HCPC reg, Cert. MRCSLT, MASLTIP

I choose to work with children to develop their speech, language and communication skills because I believe every child and young person should be supported to be the best person they can be. And they should have some fun along the way.

I have experience working for the NHS in a range of settings such as children's homes, community clinics, Children's centres, mainstream primary and secondary schools, schools with Specialist Inclusive learning centres and Special Educational needs schools in Oxfordshire, South West Yorkshire and Leeds.

I am now dedicated to providing a dynamic service as an Independent Speech and Language therapist working with Away with Words.

My formal qualifications (BSc (Hons) Psychology from The University of Manchester in 2006 and MSc Speech and Language therapy from The University of Reading in 2010) are supported by continuing professional development with training in:

  • Makaton
  • Palin Parent-child-interaction for children who stammer
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Elklan total training
  • Working with bilingual children
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (MRCSLT), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Reg.) and the Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).

I am also a member of the Speech Clinical Excellence Network North East (SCENNE) and the Clinical Excellence Network for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies (National).

Lauren is the organisation's designated Data Protection Offier. Her contact number is 07904 810 156, 

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Joanna JoyceJoanna Joyce

Speech and Language Therapist
BMedSci (Hons), HCPC reg, Cert. MRCSLT, MASLTIP

Since qualifying from the University of Sheffield in 2013 with BMedSci (Hons) in Speech Science, I have worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in mainstream primary schools and with individual families throughout the West Midlands.

What I enjoy most about working privately is having the opportunity to gain a holistic view of each child and see the positive impact of individually-tailored therapy first-hand. I like finding out what motivates my clients and I use this knowledge to develop fun, effective interventions that parents and school staff can get involved with too!

Whilst working in the profession, I have completed additional training in:

  • Makaton
  • PECS
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Selective Mutism
  • Language for Learning: Working in mainstream schools
  • SCERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support) - The SCERTS Model Introduction, Application & Assessment

I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (MRCSLT), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Reg.), and the Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice (MASLTIP).

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Jenny Nayak

Jenny Nayak

Speech and Language Therapist
MPH, MSc, BA (Hons) HCPC reg, Cert. MRCSLT, MASLTIP

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in London as a mature student in 1996.  I was very fortunate and worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for four years after qualifying specialising in cleft lip and palate.  This was a terrific experience and instilled in me the need to be systematic and evidence based as a clinician.  Since then, I have worked in Nottingham, Edinburgh and Leeds.  My career as a SLT has been very varied which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  I have worked in mainstream and special schools including two years with children with physical difficulties.  I have also worked with children and young people from age one to twenty in hospitals, clinics and parents’ homes.  Although I specialised in cleft lip and palate for around 18 years, I also kept my skill mix broad and have spent the last 20 months working in community with children with a range of complex issues including autism and learning difficulties. 

I believe that parents are the experts on their child and that it is vital to work closely with them in order to empower them in supporting their child.  I am totally child centred and think it's important to establish what motivates a child so the therapy can be personalised and made as fun as possible for them. I am a calm and friendly person with a positive outlook and with a firm belief that every child is unique with lots to offer.   I love all kinds of games, especially board games and can usually think of a game to play with every child that will enhance their communication. I also think that it's vital for the child to have fun in a session as they are more likely to interact and return for more! 

In addition to a Master s degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy, I have further skills and training:

  • Intensive Interaction 
  • Music and Speech and Language Therapy 
  • Colourful Semantics 
  • Sensory Integration 
  • Shape Coding Level 1 
  • Makaton for Professionals Foundation Level [Stages 1-4] 

I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (MRCSLT), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Reg.), and the Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice (MASLTIP).

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Nicola Malley

Nicola Malley

Speech and Language Therapist
BA, MMedSci, HCPC reg, Cert. MRCSLT

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist with a MMedSci in Clinical Communication Studies from the University of Sheffield in 2017. During my qualification, I worked with children with a range of speech, language and communication needs in mainstream primary schools across South and West Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Although I have become an SLT as a career change, having studied and worked with languages for several years previously, I have always had an interest in communication. I enjoy the diversity and challenge of speech therapy, since every case is different, and the satisfaction of supporting a child to make even the smallest change can be huge!

Alongside my work with Away With Words I am a research student at the University of Sheffield, undertaking a PhD looking at communication in adults with different neurological conditions.

I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (MRCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Reg.).

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Hayley Rosenthall

Speech and Language Therapist
BSc, HCPC reg, Cert. MRCSLT, MASLTIP

I have been working as a Speech and language Therapist for 11 years. Since qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist I have worked with children in a variety of settings such as mainstream and special schools, early years clinics and hospital wards. I have specialised in working with children with complex needs such as autism, down's syndrome and physical difficulties. However I also have experience with children who have specific difficulties with all aspects of their speech and language. I enjoy working with children and their families to achieve functional goals to help every aspect of a child's communication skills. I am excited to have the opportunity to  develop individualised therapy for the children I will be working with in the York, Harrogate and North Leeds areas.

Additional Training:

  • Makaton (basic and enhanced)
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • PECS
  • Moving from PECS to speech generating devices
  • social stories
  • talking mats
  • intensive interaction

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