Forensic SLT

Sushie has worked as a forensic SLT for the NHS since 2007. She is able to assess, advise and consult on communication issues in secure settings.

  • Assessment of communication abilities for people with learning disabilities or mental health difficulties

  • Training for staff on working with people with learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD, sensory problems

  • Assess and advise on mental health patients who are hard to engage

  • Training for staff on communication and engaging effectively with patients

  • Diagnostic assessment for suspected ASD or ADHD

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Signs of possible communication difficulties in forensic settings

  • refusal or reluctance to engage over and above mental health issues

  • poor peer to peer relationships

  • becomes angry or frustrated over minor or unusual things

  • difficulties completing courses or engaging with psychological work