Today Speech Advance spent the day with lecturers at Birmingham City University (BCU) examining first year students completing their OSCE's (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations). As always the lecturers and clinical educators were so welcoming and supportive to us visiting clinicans and to the students, which made the day so enjoyable. These examinations must be so nerve wrecking for the students but we're happy to say that all the students did well! So a massive well done to them all! And to the lecturers for preparing them so well! Read more >
Natalie Mincher-Lockett is a practising speech and language therapist specialising in the area of long term conditions and neurological rehabilitation.
Qualifying with a BSc(Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) from Birmingham in 2002 she quickly decided to specialise in adult work.
Natalie has many years experience working for the NHS within multidisciplinary teams alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist nurses and consultant neurologists. During this time she has worked as a Senior Specialist, co-ordinating SLT community neurological rehabilitation teams. Natalie has worked in a variety of settings within the community including client’s homes, residential homes, outpatient clinics and specialist rehab units and within acute settings including intensive care, rehabilitation and general hospital wards.
She completed her MA in Evidence Based Practice at Middlesborough University in 2009 as well as lecturing in nursing degrees at Wolverhampton University. A special interest in Parkinson’s led to her completing post graduate training at London City University, to provide Lee Silvermann Voice Therapy (LSVT). Currently Natalie is also a committee member of the West Midlands Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) helping to organise conferences and study days for other speech and language therapists.
Natalie prides herself in providing treatment that is functional and evidence based, with an aim to help others achieve their potential. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT), The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) and is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
Huge congratulations to Mr and Mrs Goldstraw on their marriage. Mr Goldstraw (aka Ryan) has had speech therapy from Speech Advance for a while now and was able to stand up and do his whole grooms speech! We are beyond proud! Read more >
What a wonderful, busy year we had in 2017! Speech Advanve are so proud of all the achievements made. It was year packed full of variety and we are aiming to make 2018 an even better year...if thats even possible!!!! Read more >
Speech Advance were thrilled to be invited by Parkinson's UK to their local Working Together Event. The events are held twice a year and are a great opportunity to meet, share experiences and knowledge with staff, volunteers and people with Parkinson's within the local area. Read more >
Each day we meet people who have fantastic talents! We really should do a talent show! So lovely to get to know people more and find out these talents. Today we were sent another poem from a Mr Lawrence Kilkenny who has had help with his swallowing and had some LOUD therapy due to his Parkinsons! My favourite line has to be - 'she's quite the best speech therapist around!' (wink!) Have a read...... Read more >