Hi, my name is Kathryn Hashim, founder of NI Speech Therapy Tots 2 Teens, a private speech and language therapy service for pre-school and school-age children. I am a dual-qualified highly specialist speech and language therapist of 20 + years and also a trained primary school teacher. Outside of work I am a mum of three children.
Having qualified with a BSc Honours degree in Speech and Language Therapy in 2002 from the University of Ulster, I gained extensive experience in the NHS across various clinic, nursery, school and Sure Start Children’s Centre speech and language therapy positions, successfully working with individual children, small groups and providing speech and language training courses to parents and early years’ staff over many years.
Having also gained a primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification at Stranmillis University College in 2015 and worked for periods as a primary teacher alongside my speech and language therapy, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and how speech, language and communication fit into all aspects of nursery and primary school life.
My unique training and experience enables me to help your child develop their best possible speech and language skills to help them have confidence and success not only in their life at home but also in their friendships, hobbies and in all aspects of their learning at school.
BSc Hons Speech and Language Therapy, University of Ulster, 2002.
Early Years Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Queens University Belfast, 2015.
I continually develop my speech and language therapy clinical skills to ensure that my assessment and therapy are based on the most current evidence-based practice. I have received postgraduate speech and language therapy training across a wide variety of clinical areas including:
I am a registered Elklan Tutor, Makaton trained, a Makaton Baby Signing trainer, a Hanen trainer for specialist speech and language therapy courses It Takes Two To Talk, You Make the Difference and Target Word specialist programs.
I have been trained in Primary Movements and am trained in specialist stammering therapies including Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children Under 7, Palin Approach for 8 to 14 Year olds and The Lidcombe Program for stammering. I have received further training in Selective Mutism, the Derbyshire Language Scheme and the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme.
Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Member of the Health Care Professions Council
Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Member of the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland