Cara Adams Profile

Skills

I am currently working within a team of independent Speech and Language Therapists. My caseload currently consists of providing children and adults with a wide range of speech, language, communication difficulties, with skills to support their communication and work towards joint goals. I support individuals in a range of different settings including school, home, nursery and in clinic.

In addition to speech, language and communication needs, I have completed a post-basic dysphagia training course and support clients with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties as part of my caseload.

I manage a caseload at two SEN secondary schools. At these schools there are students with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs including autism, auditory processing disorder, speech delay/disorder, learning disability and selective mutism. Within this role I deliver individual, group and classroom support for children across the school.

My caseload also consists of providing individualised one to one support to a group of children with Down Syndrome on a monthly basis.

I believe that joint working is essential for individuals to achieve their potential in Speech and Language Therapy. Therefore, I work closely with individuals, parents/carers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, teachers, teaching assistants and support workers to ensure that achievable goals are created and understood by all.

I complete a range of both formal and informal assessments, which are tailored to the needs of the client. In response to assessment results a range of different therapy approaches can be delivered to support skills development.

Background

I have always enjoyed watching the progression of clients in a range of different settings. This became apparent to me when I was completing my Duke of Edinburgh awards which helped me gain my previous jobs as a sports coach and a swimming teacher. I believe that these roles have taught me how to successfully adapt my communication to motivate children and adults with additional needs, helping them to achieve their goals.

Personal

Spending time with my family and friends is what I enjoy to do when I’m not working. Playing netball is a real passion of mine which I also enjoy to watch alongside other sporting events. The newest edition in my family is our dog Oscar, he has lots and lots of energy so needs lots of exercising to keep him happy and out of mischief.

Support

Within Eg(Training) we are lucky to have an experienced team, who all take part in regular supervision, joint working and CPD (continuing professional development) sessions . This way of working continually builds my knowledge base which ensures that I am able to deliver effective, client centred sessions to all.

Registration

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Registered member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • DBS checked
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Safeguarding Children – Level 2
  • Safeguarding Adults – Level 2
  • Health and Safety trained