Mrs Leona Talsma
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MRS LEONA TALSMA

BSc (Hons) MSc
Speech and Language Therapist & Dyslexia Teacher

map markerKent

I pack as much into life as I can. I work hard but enjoy my play time too, either with my children, husband or friends. Travel, culture, food and keeping fit are all my favourite pursuits when I'm not doing the dream job I do.

MEDSTARS SAYS

Leona has over 20 years experience as a speech and language therapist working within the NHS and the private sector. She is a Highly Specialised Paediatric S&L Therapist, particularly skilled in working with children and young people. Combined with her energetic and positive personality, this makes for an engaging and knowledgeable approach which helps children and parents connect with her. She prefers to assess children and young people in their home environment in the Kent area, and has particular interest in Speech and Language Disorders and Dyslexia.

home

I do home visits

REGULATORY BODIES

Health Care Professions Council SL00696

EXPERTISE

Speech Sound Disorders

Developmental Language Disorders DLD

Dyslexia Assessment 7+ Years

Dysfluency

Higher Level Autistic Spectrum Disorder

INTERESTS

Speech & Language Needs With ADHD

Speech and Written Language Disorders

Speech and Language Delays

Selective Mutism

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TESTIMONIALS


"Leona is doing a wonderful job with my daughter"

"My experience with Leona has been so positive. I spent a long time looking for a speech & language therapist for my daug..."

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Danielle, Kent

Oct 2018


SUMMONER'S HOUSE

EDUCATION

University College London 1996

York University 2002

Sheffield University 2015

LANGUAGES

English

I help young people with speech, language and communication needs and dyslexia. I am happy to carry out home visits, to assess clients in their own environment. I have been working as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and Dyslexia Teacher within a specialist secondary setting in Kent since 2010. I worked as an SLT within the NHS for over 15 years, spending the last few years as a Highly Specialist Paediatric SLT for children from 1.5 years up to secondary. I graduated from University College London in 1996 and in 2015 completed my MSc. in Language and Communication Impairment in Children (LACIC). I have completed the Introduction and Bridging training from PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. I am also registered as a Dyslexia Teacher and completed my Post Graduate Dipl. in Dyslexia and Literacy at York in 2002. I am a qualified and registered Signalong Tutor and have a clean enhanced DRB certificate. I have provided extensive training within school and health settings (e.g. Cued Articulation, Signalong, Supporting SLCN in schools) and have been a Senior Lecturer at a University in Kent teaching on their Speech and Language Therapy course since 2008. I have co-written three articles, reviewed materials for reviewers and presented my work at conferences and to special interest groups. I have a number of research interests that include Speech Disorders, the relationship between spoken and written language disorders and Developmental Language Disorder. I offer diagnostic assessment, second opinions, therapy, contributions for EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plans) applications, target setting and school programmes and therapy.

This practitioner is not currently listed with any insurers.

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

PATOSS

SUMMONER'S HOUSE

REGULATORY BODIES

Health Care Professions Council SL00696

EXPERTISE

Speech Sound Disorders

Developmental Language Disorders DLD

Dyslexia Assessment 7+ Years

Dysfluency

Higher Level Autistic Spectrum Disorder

INTERESTS

Speech & Language Needs With ADHD

Speech and Written Language Disorders

Speech and Language Delays

Selective Mutism

ABOUT
EDUCATION

University College London 1996

York University 2002

Sheffield University 2015

LANGUAGES

English

I help young people with speech, language and communication needs and dyslexia. I am happy to carry out home visits, to assess clients in their own environment. I have been working as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and Dyslexia Teacher within a specialist secondary setting in Kent since 2010. I worked as an SLT within the NHS for over 15 years, spending the last few years as a Highly Specialist Paediatric SLT for children from 1.5 years up to secondary. I graduated from University College London in 1996 and in 2015 completed my MSc. in Language and Communication Impairment in Children (LACIC). I have completed the Introduction and Bridging training from PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. I am also registered as a Dyslexia Teacher and completed my Post Graduate Dipl. in Dyslexia and Literacy at York in 2002. I am a qualified and registered Signalong Tutor and have a clean enhanced DRB certificate. I have provided extensive training within school and health settings (e.g. Cued Articulation, Signalong, Supporting SLCN in schools) and have been a Senior Lecturer at a University in Kent teaching on their Speech and Language Therapy course since 2008. I have co-written three articles, reviewed materials for reviewers and presented my work at conferences and to special interest groups. I have a number of research interests that include Speech Disorders, the relationship between spoken and written language disorders and Developmental Language Disorder. I offer diagnostic assessment, second opinions, therapy, contributions for EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plans) applications, target setting and school programmes and therapy.

INSURERS

This practitioner is not currently listed with any insurers.

PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

PATOSS

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TESTIMONIALS


"Leona is doing a wonderful job with my daughter"

"My experience with Leona has been so positive. I spent a long time looking for a speech & language therapist for my daug..."

Show more

Danielle, Kent

Oct 2018