Helen is a lecturer in LCS and also works part-time as an independent speech and language therapist. She mostly works with preschool and early school-age children with ASD, but also has interests in other speech, language and communication needs and has worked in mainstream and specialist schools during her career.
Helen is currently completing amendments to her PhD thesis at City, University of London. Her research followed a cohort of children with older siblings who have SLCN, comparing their communication skills in infancy with those of control children. A subset of the children were seen for longitudinal follow-up at the age of 2-3 to investigate predictors of children's communication skills at preschool age. Particularly, this analysis focused on the predictive value of novel dynamic assessment measures taken in infancy.
- MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication, UCL, UK, Sep 2009
- BSc Speech Sciences, UCL, UK, Aug 2008
- Lecturer, City, University of London, Jun 2018 – present