Belinda Buckley speech & language therapist

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Qualifications and experience

Professional framework

Belinda Buckley is a state registered speech and language therapist and a member of the Health Professions Council (H.P.C.). Her service adheres to the ethical and professional standards specified by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (R.C.S.L.T.) and of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (A.S.L.T.I.P.), the officially recognised body for the independent practitioner. R.C.S.L.T. is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK. Members are responsible for maintaining high standards in clinical practice. The initials RegM.R.C.S.L.T. show that a therapist is a registered member and has been awarded a licence to practise, following the successful completion of an accredited degree course. Registered speech and language therapists are committed to maintaining their competence and expertise through continuing education and professional development.

Summary of Belinda Buckley’s qualifications & experience

Since graduating in 1996 with a first class BSc Honours degree in Speech Sciences from University College London, Belinda Buckley has gained clinical experience in a range of health and education settings. She has a special interest in working with children on the autistic spectrum, including Aspergers syndrome, and in developmental speech and language disorders. She has also worked with children who have learning difficulties (including Down’s syndrome and Fragile X syndrome), hearing and visual impairments, epilepsy, specific language impairment, selective mutism, oral and verbal dyspraxia and sensory integration difficulties. Belinda Buckley has completed a wide range of post-graduate training courses enabling her to keep abreast of recent developments in clinical practice and theory.

In addition to setting up and delivering domiciliary, clinic-based and nursery / school speech and language therapy services, Belinda Buckley has also planned, coordinated and implemented a new service to support families in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies. She has been involved in promoting communication skills development in children in a multi-cultural community through public health initiatives.

Belinda Buckley has planned and run workshops and training events on key issues related to the development of communication skills and developmental communication difficulties. Participants have included parents, teachers, under-graduate and post-graduate students.