Independent Speech & Language Therapy across Essex
Specialist Speech & Language Therapy
Amy Williams, Director of Castlepoint Independent Speech and Language Therapy, has been working for 13 years as a Speech and Language Therapist.
She is a registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).
Amy specialises in:
- Adult swallowing difficulties including trachostomy (dysphagia)
- Cognitive communication disorders
- Brain Injury
- Neurological Oncology
- Progressive Neurological disorders
- Childhood Speech Disorders
Amy can offer comprehensive assessment and personalised treatment plans. She can provide regular therapy at a client's home and can include activities that the client can do in their own time or with family and carers.
She is able to liaise with other key professionals involved in the client's care and provide training to family and carers.
Amy is a member of the British Aphasiology Society and continues to develop her specialist skills thorough regular attendance at relevant courses, study days, professional supervision and clinical excellence networks.
Due to her extensive experience of providing clinical supervision within the NHS, Amy offers expert clinical supervision to Speech and Language Therapists and students.
She has also guest lectured at Essex University to Speech and Language Therapy students.
In 2014 my daughter was involved in a road traffic accident and suffered a catastrophic brain injury. She was in a coma for weeks and in a semi vegetative state for 2.5 years. Then slowly she started to ‘emerge/wake up’,. Now following 6 years of rehab she can eat, drink, speak and is slowly learning to walk again. The speech and language therapist at her rehabilitation unit assessed my daughter in September last year and concluded that she had reached her rehab potential and had in treatment terms, plateaued.
I didn’t accept this and scoured the internet for another expert for a second opinion. Thank goodness, I found the amazing Amy Williams. Amy conducted a series of assessments on my daughter and concluded that there was indeed significant progress still to be made.
Amy has been working with my daughter for the past 4 months and in that time my daughters speech has become much clearer, her short term memory (which has been massively affected) has started to improve and at the moment with Amy’s assistance my daughter is planning a ‘girls day out’ to see Evita. Initiating activities is now the goal of the work Amy is doing and this will really improve both the quality of her life and give her back her independence.
If you are looking for a professional , knowledgable, friendly, approachable and extremely competent speech and language therapist to help your loved one progress on their rehab journey, then I would highly recommend Amy. She loves her work and the people she works and really gets positive results
Mrs K, January 2020
“Amy has been brilliant throughout our journey and our daughters speech has greatly improved as a result of her experience and expertise. We contacted her regarding our daughters mild speech delay after a friend’s recommendation. She went out of her way to try and understand our concerns, making sure she could help us before booking in an initial consultation. We were being funded through Private Medical Insurance, Amy went above and beyond registering with the company so that they would allow us to see her. Amy has been fantastic with our daughter, and gained her trust quickly making her feel comfortable. Our daughter has looked forward to each session, wondering what activities and games Amy will bring, which were always different and tailored to what she enjoyed. Amy has left activities with us to continue practising, making sure we understand how to take these forward with our daughter. She has always been available to contact and has given suggestions between sessions on how to amend activities or take them to the next level. The sessions have taken place on a day and at a time suitable for us,being in our home has allowed for a more relaxed atmosphere. We cannot recommend Amy more, and will miss seeing her each week.”