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Heather is a Speech and Language Therapist who trained at Leeds Met University, qualifying in 2007. Heather is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Heather initially worked for the NHS in clinics, hospital wards, mainstream/special education needs nurseries and schools and more recently for education in a Specialist College. She has worked extensively with children, young people and adults (ages 0-25 years) who have wide ranges of complex needs including speech/language/communication, eating and drinking, physical, visual, sensory, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Heather specialised in working with children and young people who have Autism, learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, language delays, language disorders, PMLD and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). She has considerable experience of supporting people with augmentative and alternative communication. Heather is a Regional Makaton Tutor.
Heather can offer Speech and Language Therapy to people in Yorkshire either in your home, nursery, school or other settings as requested. Heather offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment, reports and training.

For further information and prices, please don't hesitate to email Heather at address above.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSC (Hons) degree - Clinical language science
  • Dysphagia - Royal College Specialist competency level
  • Makaton Regional Tutor
  • PECS
  • Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Regional Leads ALD Yorkshire hub

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

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Therapies offered


Please email or phone for further information.


Further information

Home, Further Education, School, Nursery and other visits available.

Makaton signing used.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Makaton


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a therapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the therapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Heather Whorley

Heather Whorley