About Me

Sophie Johnston
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I have experience working with pre-school and school aged children across settings including clinic, schools (mainstream and special needs), and in the home. I work with children with a range of needs including language delay/disorder, speech difficulties and mild to severe and profound learning difficulties. I am experienced in supporting children with social communication disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and those with eating and drinking difficulties. I have worked across London and the South East, and have also spent 18 months working in a special needs school in Auckland, New Zealand, before setting up my private practice based in Stevenage, North Hertfordshire.


I graduated in 2011 from City University London with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy.


I have also gained my level 2 qualification in British Sign Language (BSL)


Prior to completing my post-graduate diploma I studied for my undergraduate degree, BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and Deaf Studies, at the University of Wolverhampton.

Training and Courses

Paediatric Dysphagia Level 1


Introduction and Implementaion of the SCERTS Model


Makaton Foundation and Enhancement Workshops


PECS Workshop