Shona Crichton is Professional Advisor at The Communication Trust, a coalition of over 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication.
She has worked as a speech and language therapist in early years and education for 10 years, working in clinical practice in children’s centres, community health clinics and mainstream primary schools. She has worked full time in the third sector since 2013 and has been involved in a range of projects at The Communication Trust.
Shona’s recent work has included developing an online, accredited qualification for early years professionals around supporting children’s speech, language and communication and developing materials and training for the Communication Leaders project, a peer mentor programme to support children and young people with SLCN in primary and secondary schools.
Shona is particularly interested in working together with colleagues in early years, primary and secondary settings to provide the best support for children with speech, language and communication needs in mainstream education.