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Laura Dawson is a specialist speech and language therapist offering private, tailored speech and language therapy and assessment for both adults and children.
Laura received her training at University College London, a university for speech sciences; for which she was awarded the Clinical Prize for her clinical practice. Laura has advanced through her specialisms and currently works closely with referring consultants at Genesis Care and within the NHS. She is a highly motivated, skilled and dynamic therapist.
Within the NHS, Laura is a specialist speech and language therapist in head and neck cancer, working with patients for voice, swallowing and communication disorders. She is experienced in the treatment of speech, language and swallowing disorder as a result of general medical and neurological (stroke/progressive) conditions.
As an additional interest, Laura also specialises in the treatment of children's speech sound disorders/delays. She offers an energetic and engaging therapy service for children and encourages an MDT approach in her approach.
Laura only works with head and neck cancer patients at Genesis Care.
All other patients will be seen in the Essex area.
Areas of interest
PAEDIATRIC; speech sound disorders; articulation disorders; early years language delay;
ADULTS: ENT including voice disorders, Head and neck cancer, dysphagia (swallowing disorders); NEURO inc. acquired communication disorder following a stroke or traumatic brain injury; progressive neurological disorders.
- Speech and Language Therapy practice
- Speech and Language Therapy at Click Hearing
- Speech and Language Therapy in Brentwood
Current NHS consultant posts held
Laura now only practices privately. She manages a team of SLTs within her private practice and is involved in running training programmes and a small amount of research.
Laura is a keen sports person and enjoys spending her free time playing Hockey for Brentwood Hockey Club where she is a mixed team captain. She also enjoys writing, travelling in Europe, cooking and singing and is a member of the Brentwood Operatic Society.
University (UCL) final year clinical award for excellence in clinical practice (2008)
Auditory Bombardment stories for children, June 2010 Winslow Press,
Courses offered to GPs
I am Essex County Council's voice tutor and run regular training courses for teaching staff in vocal hygiene and voice use.
If you would like seminar in any particular area of Speech & Language Therapy, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
- BSc Hons Speech Sciences University College London 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Voice Clinical excellence Network
Member of the H&N Clinical excellence Network
Member SSD CEN
Member of the RCSLT
Member of ASLTIP
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Follow on speech therapy session - (>50)
Initial speech therapy session - (5-50)