My name is Miranda Sullivan and I am a qualified Speech and Language Therapist based in Ringwood. I recently relocated to the area, close to where I grew up.
I gained a masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Essex in 2015, and since then have worked in both the private and public sectors. I spent a year working in an independent school in Cambridge with both primary and secondary aged children, before joining the NHS in 2016 to work as a community paediatric Speech and Language Therapist based in Suffolk.
This was a fantastic role within an incredible team of passionate, supportive and hard-working therapists, and when I moved back to the South Coast in 2019, it provided me with the confidence and motivation to use my knowledge and skills to offer a high standard of independent speech, language and communication therapy, and to support children, their families and education settings within the local area. Alongside my independent work I also continue to work part-time for the NHS, in my neighbouring county of Dorset.
I strongly believe that every child should be given the support they need to reach their potential in terms of their speech, language and communication, and have witnessed first hand the impact of good communication support on a child’s confidence, access to the curriculum, and life opportunities.
Accessing independent therapy does not affect your child’s eligibility for NHS therapy. Collaborative working is important, and therefore if your child is also receiving NHS therapy, best practice is for close liaison between independent and NHS services. Of course this will be discussed with you first.
I have experience in a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties, and am trained in Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCI) and the Lidcombe program for children who stammer.
I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I can offer flexible appointments for families and education settings in and around Hampshire, either within your home or your child's nursery or school. I also provide training to schools and nurseries.
Please have a look through my website and if you are interested in what I can offer, feel free to contact me for an informal chat.