Children develop the foundations for their communication skills in the first 5 years of life. With this in mind, we’ve employed our very own, qualified Speech Pathologist to provide speech assessments and early intervention to children with communication, language and speech disorders.
Our Speech Pathologist will work closely with educators and families to provide education, support and guidance for effective outcomes. Parents can be taught valuable early language strategies so that they can help facilitate their child’s speech and language development during play, reading books and during daily routines such as mealtime and bath time.
Good communication skills are essential for success in life. Starting early and working in partnership with parents and children is the key.
Hi, I’m Sarah Nash
I am The Grove Academy’s Speech Pathologist. It is exciting for me to share my passion for developing children’s communication with the children, families and staff at the Grove Academy’s services. With over 20 years of experience as a Speech Pathologist working in Australia and the United Kingdom, I bring an innovative approach to supporting children with language and communication needs through early education.
I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney and have worked in private practice, the National Health Service in the UK and the charity sector in Australia. I have worked as a lecturer and clinical educator for student speech pathologists at City University and University College London, and hold an adult teaching qualification as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am enthusiastic about empowering adults to see the opportunities to develop children’s speech and language skills in many varied situations across the day.
I will be working across the services at The Grove Academy to assess children’s strengths and needs, advise parents and staff on ways to support speech and language skills and I will deliver group-based interventions to improve communication skills. For those who require a more individualised approach additional services will also be available.
Good communication skills are essential for success in life. Starting early and working in partnership with parents and children is the key. Let’s do this together.