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Hema Desai

Speech Pathologist

Hema is the Director of Connect: Literacy, Speech and Language Services. She has had over 15 years of experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist with primary and secondary aged students.  She is also a qualified Specialist Teacher who is able to assess for dyslexia & work with children to develop their literacy skills. Hema’s sessions are energetic, creative, multi-sensory & goal orientated, aiming to make learning fun & effective.  Hema has previously been the Lead Speech and Language Therapist at a specialist independent school in London.

Areas of interest

  • Support to develop literacy skills
  • Phonics/spelling (Sounds-Write Programme)
  • Phonological awareness
  • Reading skills (reading fluency and reading comprehension)
  • Handwriting
  • Written composition
  • All students will have an initial literacy assessment, receive a summary report and then termly targets will be set.

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