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Hannah44 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:11:18

Hi there!

I have just graduated with a First Class degree in psychology from Nottingham University and I am now very interested in a career in speech and language therapy. I am currently applying to do a masters in speech and language therapy at UCL and City University in London.

I was just wondering if any of you happen to know any speech and language therapists working in London that I could get into contact with regarding a possible job in admin or a related role. It would be a brilliant opportunity and the more experience I can get the better!

I would really appreciate any help smile

Thank you!

Hannah

TheLightPassenger Sat 06-Oct-12 22:20:40

for nhs work, look at the nhs jobs website. TBH I think you would be better off with more hands on experience, working with the elderly/stroke patients/children with SN that is more likely to be on a voluntary than paid basis.

TheLightPassenger Sat 06-Oct-12 22:21:22

also worth looking for experience at a Surestart/children's centre (unfortunately again likely to be on a voluntary rather than paid basis these days)

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 06-Oct-12 22:37:12

You can come and work with my 5yr old once a week if you like!?

You can work with him through the 'Language for thinking' book and learn some ABA/PT wrt pronouns etc. and get experience of working with muddled and disordered language.

I live in London so PM me if you'd like to meet him.

WarmAndFuzzy Sun 07-Oct-12 00:16:42

You could try Blossom House school in Wimbledon (google them)? They specialise in those kinds of issues so they have a vast array of therapists.

bochead Sun 07-Oct-12 07:18:30

Most mainstream primary schools would love to have a committed knowledgable volunteer to work under a qualified speech and language therapist to run their social skills groups in London.

Another one plodding through "language for thinking" - this time with an 8 year old wink

Jackie Harland at the London Children's centre has links to the Riverston Trust - a charity which helps provide SALT. Ambitious about autism may also know of some openings - google them for contacts. Or google your local NAS group to volunteer. Your local hospital will have stroke victims galore who would love a volunteer to work under a qualified SALT.

For strictly admin roles - Brook Street at London Bridge seems to have a lot of NHS admin roles. Note your typing speed will have to be impeccable though.

StarlightMcKenzie Sun 07-Oct-12 08:43:30

Boch are you going to the ioe tomorrow?

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