Susan Lyon, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist 

I am an Independent Speech and Language Therapist working within primary schools in the Waveney area.  Prior to this I worked within the NHS for over 30 Years. For the majority of my career I have worked in Language Units – specialist centres for children from 4 to 11 years situated within mainstream schools. Clinically I work with children and young people, their families/ carers and other important people in their lives. I have always worked as part of multi- agency teams, believing this to be the most effective way of supporting children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication needs. Shared understanding of young people's difficulties by those who support them maximises the potential for progress. More recently I have enjoyed reviving my skills in working with younger children. As a result, I am trained in VIG (Video Interaction Guidance). This allows me to share with parents the successful moments of interaction with their child – skills that underpin later language development. I am a registered Elklan trainer and this allows me to equip school staff and with a range of skills that can benefit pupils with speech, language and communication needs. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, learning to speak Spanish and trying to keep fit.

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