Hi, my name is Kathryn Hashim. I am a dual-qualified highly specialist speech and language therapist of 19 + years, a trained primary school teacher and I am a mum of three children.
Having qualified with a BSc Hons Speech and Language Therapy in 2002 from University of Ulster, I gained extensive experience in the NHS across various clinical, nursery, school and Sure Start Children’s Centre speech therapy positions, successfully working with individual children, small groups and providing training courses to parents and early years’ staff over many years.
Having also gained a primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification at Stranmillis University College in 2015 and worked for periods as a primary teacher alongside my speech 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.
UU 2002 BSc Hons SLT
QUB 2015 Early Years PGCE
I continually develop my clinical skills to ensure that my assessment and therapy are based on the most current evidence-based practice. I have received post-graduate training across a wide variety of clinical areas including:
Registered Elklan Tutor, Makaton trained, Makaton baby sign trainer, Hanen trainer for It Takes Two To Talk, You Make the Difference and Target Word.
Primary Movements trainer, trained in Palin PCI for stammering and Palin Approach for 8-14 Year olds, Lidcombe Approach for stammering, Selective Mutism, Derbyshire Language Scheme, Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme.
Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Member of Health Care Professions Council
Member of Association of Speech and Language Therapists in independent Practice
Member of General Teaching Council for northern Ireland