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We are a small team of paediatric speech and language therapists providing 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
Nicola Malley
Lis Butterworth


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). 

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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
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (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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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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Lis Butterworth

Lis Butterworth

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

 

 

I began my career as a primary school teacher in North Yorkshire in 2001.  After teaching for five years, I re-trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and qualified in 2008 from City University, London. Until August 2018, I worked for the NHS in East Yorkshire providing speech, language and social communication support for children in clinics, mainstream schools and nurseries.

I strive to make therapy sessions fun and engaging for everyone involved and I enjoy using motivating games and resources. I really enjoy working as a team with parents, carers and support staff to help children progress and achieve their potential. 

My formal qualifications are:

  • BA (Hons) Language and Linguistics with Psychology, (University of Leeds at the College of Ripon and York St. John)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Leeds at the College of Ripon and York St. John)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy (City University, London)

I have received in-service training on Makaton, PECS, Intensive Interaction, Autistic Spectrum Condition, Derbyshire Language Scheme, Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, Down Syndrome and Developmental Language Disorder.

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

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