Susie Gowers

 

Susie Gowers BSc (Hons), SLPT, MRCSLT, HCPC, MASLTIP

 

Email:  susie.gowers@gmail.com

Phone: 01746 785502

About Me

 

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1988, having studied and graduated in Birmingham. I took up an NHS post in the West Midlands, working with a variety of speech and language disorders in adults and children. After approximately five years of working in hospitals and special and mainstream schools, I was drawn to specialise in children's speech and language difficulties. 

 

I live in Shropshire with my husband and twelve year old daughter. I have first-hand experience of the statementing process, with its benefits and frustrations. I have been able to use this experience to support families in similar situations.

 

About the children I see

 

I treat a wide range of speech and language difficulties. these include:

 

  • difficulties in understanding or remembering what has just been said.
  • struggling to recall words or to construct sentences. 
  • problems with pronunciation of speech sounds. 
  • specific difficulty with social interaction and friendships. 
  • speech & language difficulties associated with poor reading and spelling development.

 

A common factor with all of the children I see is that their communication difficulty is in some way impacting on their ability to cope in the classroom; whether socially or academically. 

 

About my work

 

The area in which I work typically covers Shropshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands (West of Birmingham).

 

I will arrange to meet with a parent or carer at the initial assessment. This allows me to gain a fuller picture of your child's strengths and weaknesses and to understand your concerns.

 

Following assessment, you will be given verbal feedback, and there are a range of options you may wish to consider, including:

 

  • Advice and strategies to use at home, with progress reviewed as necessary.
  • One to one therapy at home or nursery or school.
  • Detailed report of assessment findings with recommendations.
  • Referral to another agency.

 

Memberships

 

I hold memberships of the following organizations:

 

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Health and Care Professionals Council
  • Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice 

 

As a professional working with children and vulnerable people, I am able to provide evidence of a recent Criminal Records Bureau check.