Ruth provides highly specialist clinical support sessions / mentoring to individual Speech and Language Therapists and groups or teams of therapists working privately or within the NHS or within the Educational Services.
As a Speech and Language Therapy Manager you may be particularly interested in this service if you have a developing service for deaf people but currently no specialist therapist. Ruth can offer the developing specialist therapists support and mentoring to help develop their skills in this very specialised field.
Ruth has recently supported the therapy team at the Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate where the caseload includes children from 5 - 23 with a range of very complex needs including deafness, autism, learning difficulties and other special needs. She worked alongside the team one day a week, supporting their therapy planning and implementation, whilst also putting together a range of therapy packages and different models of practice aimed at enhancing the service provided to the school.
These sessions can be arranged at the therapist's
convenience- regarding time and place. Sessions may
take place once or twice a term and ideally are a
half or full day.
- £80 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
- £250 per half day (4 hours)
- £40 per hour for travel time
- Travel expenses @50p.p.m.
Support may take the following forms:
- Individual sessions where cases and clinical situations are presented and discussed. Specific advice can be given on report writing, assessment findings, therapy plans methods of intervention as well as some case management issues.
- Second opinions- the therapist may wish Ruth to offer a second opinion on a client they are seeing- helping them to draw their own conclusions needed for reports, school placements, school transfers annual statements etc.
- One-off initial consultations are also available where Ruth offers support in setting up models of practice, styles of intervention, assessment discussion. These sessions may be a half or a whole day.
- Detailed aims and objectives are drawn up as a result of the supervision session with targets set, to be reviewed at the next supervision session.
Supervision to therapists practising abroad
If you are looking for an experienced therapist to supervise you in your clinical practice or you are looking for support for members of your staff then you may be interested in Ruth's mentoring and training skills.
Ruth offers to support and train staff who are either newly qualified or new to a particular clinical field.
Ruth currently supports a therapist working in a Children's Centre in Cairo, Egypt. She spent a week in the centre providing workshops for Teachers working locally as well as a full day of workshops for a team of therapists from the neighbouring clinics as well as those within the Children's Centre.
She also provided detailed assessments and reports on a number of children with a range of communication disorders and gave on-line support and guidance to therapists carrying out both assessment and therapy.
Ruth is highly
experienced in reviewing current clinical services
delivery models and practices; and offering original
and practical alternatives to existing services.
She will help you to review your current practice and develop a range of alternative practices and models to achieve the best outcomes for practitioners and the clients the practice serves.
Caseload Management is a means of supporting staff in managing their caseloads, to ensure that the clients' needs are met. It also facilitates analysis and future planning. Ruth is experienced in helping staff to re think their caseloads and manage them more effectively and cost efficiently.
Ruth has worked with a number of Health Trusts working closely with therapists and managers enabling them to make the best use of their current resources whilst providing the best possible care for the clients in question.