My name is Carolyn Howard and I am a paediatric Speech and Language Therapist working in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (and surrounding areas). I have always loved language and communication which lead me to study a BA combined honours in French and Spanish and then in 2009 I gained a post-graduate diploma in speech and language therapy from City University.
I am registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Good communication skills are fundamental for all aspects of life; for our work, our social life and vitally for our emotional wellbeing. It is for these reasons I am passionate about supporting communication development in children to equip them for life. I set up Chatterbox East after almost 10 years working as part of the Suffolk NHS Speech and Language Therapy Team. During this time, I gained experience in treating a range of communication difficulties and disorders. I have worked with preschool, primary and secondary age children both in clinic and mainstream education settings.
I am qualified and experienced in the use of a range of treatment approaches (Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Lidcombe Early Stammering Intervention Programme, Makaton Signing, Picture Exchange Communication System PECS). My particular areas of interest include speech delay and disorder and language delay and disorder.