Sarah Gilks is a practising Speech and Language Therapist working with adults and teenagers with a range of speech and language difficulties and is member of the relevant professional bodies (RCSLT, ASLTIP and HCPC).
I consider myself fortunate to have been working in the field of Speech and Language therapy for nearly 25 years, doing a job I thoroughly enjoy. I qualified in Cardiff in 1996 with a BScHons in Speech and Language Therapy and since that time, being a SLT has given me a fulfilling career that has provided me with a wealth of experience. Even working as far away as New Zealand, one of the highlights of my career.
Alongside my independent work, I have also accrued many years working for the NHS. Over my 25 years working as a Speech and Language Therapist I have worked with a variety of client groups in different locations; from peoples own homes to hospital settings. I have experience with adults and teenagers with a range of communication difficulties. During my career I have had several roles; including Specialist Voice Therapist, Highly Specialist Dysfluency Therapist and Speech and Language Therapy Coordinator of Outpatient Services. I specialise in clients with voice difficulties, adults and teenagers who have a stammer and adults with acquired neurological conditions, such as, following a stroke or Parkinson’s Disease.
I enjoy meeting and connecting with all my clients; understanding their concerns and using my therapeutic skills to improve their communication. I pride myself on keeping up to date on the latest research and attending regular training to enable me to deliver effective therapy to my clients.
In addition to the compulsory registration of my professional bodies (RCSLT, HCPC, ASLTIP) I am also a member of:
- The British Stammering Association
- The British Voice Association
- The National Dysfluency Clinical Excellence Network for SLT’s