Head of Therapy
Dyslexic herself, Claire Thomas originally trained to be a Speech and Language Therapist as she wanted to make life better for dyslexic people after she had struggled through the education system. Claire’s drive has always been to ensure that children didn’t have the same experience she had at school but instead had a positive experience which fueled a love of life long learning.
Claire has worked as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in the field of dyslexia for the past eight years and for the past two years running the therapy department at Shapwick School. In this time, Claire has become involved in the All Party’s Parliamentary Group Meetings on Dyslexia and she has been a peer reviewer on the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist’s (RCSLT) position paper on supporting Children and Young People with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. Claire also has an interest in Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) after creating a program which targets this, she is hoping to research the outcomes of her program in the future.
In her spare time, Claire likes sewing, pottery, photography and baking.
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