Working in Speech and Language Therapy

Photo of Gemma Hopper and Beth Littlewood on graduation day

Linguistics and English Language graduates are well equipped to undertake a range of careers.Two of our recent graduates have gone on to work in speech and language therapy and tell us about their work.

Gemma Hopper, graduated in 2016 with a BA in Linguistic. She says 'My SLT job involves working on an acute stroke ward. I assess and manage patients who have had a stroke, providing support with language, speech and swallowing. I work in a friendly multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dieticians.'

Beth Littlewood, graduated in 2016 with a BA in English Language She says 'I'm currently working at a private paediatric Speech and Language Therapy practice in Leeds. I'm very lucky to work regularly in the same schools, where I go in and liaise with the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) to prioritise children on the waiting list for therapy and new children who need to be assessed. I also see private clients in our clinic, who may be on the waiting list for NHS therapy or who want a bit of extra support. My favourite thing about my job is, of course, the kids, they never fail to amaze me with their energy, cheekiness, positivity and resilience, and they don't half make me chuckle!'

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