Emma Kiernan

Associate Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

BSc (Hons)

Services

  • Autism Assessment
  • Language Assessment
  • Adoption Support Specialist Assessment
  • Post diagnosis support
  • Face-to-face
  • Online

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy with Honours

Experience

Emma graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2000. She worked in the NHS for 20 years, mostly in a specialist autism assessment and diagnostic team.  She has extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions.  Emma is experienced in working with children and young people who have been adopted and suffered developmental trauma. She now works independently as part of multi-disciplinary teams assessing, diagnosing and supporting children, young people and adults with neurodevelopmental difficulties/differences and Speech, Language and Communication needs.

As well as specialising in providing assessment, diagnosis and support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Emma is also experienced in working with other related conditions including Developmental Language Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Selective Mutism and reluctant talkers, Dyspraxia, Learning Disability, and Sensory Processing difficulties.

Catherine and Emma first worked together in 2008 in Solihull assessing and diagnosing children and young people with autism. 


Approach

Emma understands the impact that communication difficulties can have on a child and young person’s development in other areas including their behaviour and emotional and social wellbeing. She tailors her advice and support to families with understanding and empathy.


Professional Registrations

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    – Speech and Language Therapist
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)