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Independent Speech and Language Therapy Services Ltd
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Our Team

Independent Speech and Language Therapy Services Ltd (ISLTS) has a team of nine qualified, experienced, Speech and Language Therapists.

All therapists are members of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and The Health and Care Professions Council. Some therapists are also members of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

Our administrator can be contacted at all times for referrals, assessments and general enquiries.

Nick BoothNick Booth

BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) Cert.MRCSLT ASLTIP HCPC

Lead Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Nick is one of the lead speech and language therapists with over 11 years’ experience. He is a skilled and effective clinician with expertise in a wide range of speech, language and communication disorders. He assesses and treats both children and adults.

Nick is interested in auditory processing disorders, acquired brain injury and Asperger’s Syndrome. He provides supervision and mentoring to junior staff. He actively maintains and improves his knowledge and skills through postgraduate courses and professional development training and enjoys fostering effective working relationships with individual patients, mainstream, special and independent schools, further education colleges, other professionals and agencies.

Nick is a Director and part of the senior management team within ISLTS Ltd.

Lorna Bailey

MA (Cantab) MSc Cert.MRCSLT HCPC ASLTIP

Lead Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Lorna is one of the lead speech and language therapists with over fourteen years’ experience. She qualified at University College London and worked in a number of roles both within the NHS and the independent sector in London, before moving to Norfolk in 2012.

Lorna has extensive experience working with clients in early years, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools and further education colleges. She works with clients with a wide range of clinical needs and has a special interest in pre-school children. Lorna has undertaken a wide variety of post-qualification training courses and undertakes regular continuing professional development activities. She provides supervision and mentoring to junior staff.

Lorna is actively involved in developing the profession and is the Honorary Treasurer and a Trustee of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Lorna is a Director and part of the senior management team within ISLTS Ltd.

Kate SteelKate Steel

BSc (Hons) Cert.MRCSLT HCPC ASLTIP

Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Kate is a senior speech and language therapist with over ten years’ experience. She qualified at the University of East Anglia and worked in the NHS for eight years before moving to the independent sector.

Kate has extensive experience working with adults with a learning disability. She has a post-graduate qualification which enables her to provide dysphagia assessments for children, adolescents and adults with eating/drinking difficulties. Her clients are mainly within special schools and further education colleges, but she also provides clinic sessions and home visits where appropriate.

Kate has a particular interest in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC); including high-tech devices such as eye-gaze and iPads. Kate has undertaken a wide variety of post-qualification training courses and undertakes regular continuing professional development activities. She provides supervision and mentoring to junior staff.

Becka PittsBecka Pitts

BSc (Hons) Cert.MRCSLT HCPC

Developing Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Becka is a Speech and Language Therapist with an interest in Children and Adolescents, Hearing Difficulties and Speech Sound Difficulties. Becka is qualified to BSL Level 1 and uses sign language both socially and at work.  She has attended the Makaton Foundation Workshop.

Becka has experience working with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and Learning Difficulties in adolescents and has previously worked in early-years settings and health care support. Becka has a wide caseload and offers therapy within schools, colleges and in clinic.  She believes in involving families and carers at all stages of assessment and treatment, individually tailoring therapy to provide a bespoke service.

Carissa-JermyCarissa Jermy

BSc (Hons) Cert.MRCSLT HCPC

Speech and Language Therapist

Carissa qualified from the University of East Anglia as a Speech and Language Therapist. During her time at university, she gained experience with adults and children in a range of settings, including primary and secondary mainstream schools, hospitals and within the community.

Carissa has sound knowledge of the evidence base and believes in providing evidence based practice whilst individually tailoring therapy to deliver a personalised service.

Carissa is currently working with a varied caseload, including children, young adults with learning difficulties and adults, all of whom present with a wide range of communication needs.

Carissa undertakes continuing professional development (CPD) activities through a variety of means, including self-directed study, training and regular supervision.   She has attended the Makaton Foundation Workshop.

Karen (Kaz) Powell

BSc Hons, PgDIP, Cert MRSLT, HCPCreg

Associate Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Karen qualified with a BSc Hons in Language and Communication Sciences from City University, London in 2004, having previously worked in the Royal Air Force, Police Force and as a teaching assistant in different schools.

Karen provides speech and language assessment and therapy, working with clients on an individual basis, in small groups, through whole class work and in joint sessions with other professionals.  She provides training to parents, school staff and other professionals.

For three years Karen was an honorary lecturer at City University in London and continues to provide a week intensive stammering course in the summer holidays, based at the university.

Karen continues to update her knowledge and skills by attending CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses, having regular supervision, accessing online courses in Safeguarding, reading research papers and accessing information from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Karen’s areas of special interest include:

  • Down Syndrome;
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder;
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia;
  • Developmental Language Disorder;
  • Global developmental delay;
  • Communication difficulties associated with learning difficulties;
  • Speech delay/disorder, including phonological and articulation difficulties;
  • Receptive and/or expressive language difficulties;
  • Pragmatic language difficulties and social interaction difficulties;
  • Dysfluency / stammering.
  • Voice Disorder

Caroline Cornell Du HouxCaroline Cornell du Houx

MA (Hons) PGDip Cert.MRCSLT HCPC ASLTIP

Associate Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Caroline has over seven years’ experience. She qualified at City University, London and worked in a number of mainstream school, nursery and clinic roles within the NHS in London, before moving to Norfolk in 2016.

She has a special interest in speech and language difficulties in primary and pre-school children, and stammering. Caroline has undertaken a wide variety of post-qualification training courses and undertakes regular continuing professional development activities.

Ailsa Taylor

BSc (Hons) Cert.MRCSLT HCPC

Associate Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Ailsa is a speech and language therapist with over ten years’ experience. She qualified at the University of East Anglia and worked for the NHS for over eight years before moving into the independent sector.

Ailsa specialises in working with children with special needs. She tends to work with clients who are pre-school or within Key Stage 1.

Ailsa has undertaken a variety of post-qualification training and regularly participates in continuing professional development activities. Ailsa has a particular interest in Down Syndrome and recently completed the Down Syndrome Education International online training for the Reading and Language Intervention.

Catherine Situmorang

BA Linguistics and Language Pathology Cert.MRCSLT HCPC

Associate Speech and Language Therapist

Catherine Situmorang is a speech and language therapist with over 20 years’ experience.  She has worked both in the UK and in Indonesia as a language instructor.

Catherine has extensive experience with both pre-school and school aged children.  Catherine has spent many years providing therapy to children in school and is skilled and supporting teaching staff and providing education and training alongside therapy.

Catherine undertakes continuing professional development activities through self-directed study, training and supervision.

Liesl MassinghamLiesl Massingham

Practice Manager

Liesl has been with ISLTS Ltd since it was founded in 1995. She has supported Speech and Language Therapists for over 30 years and is responsible for the non clinical administration and day to day running of the practice.

She provides administrative support and HR to all speech and language therapists within the practice.

She works closely with Nick Booth and Lorna Bailey developing new contracts, maintaining and improving current contracts and striving to ensure a high standard of Speech and Language Therapy Service is provided at all times.

Liesl is a Director and part of the senior management team within ISLTS.