Consultant Speech and Language Therapist
Penny works within a tertiary service for the assessment, diagnosis and management of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (affecting intellectual, motor, communication, behaviour and/or social development). Her clinical interests in ASD include challenging behaviour and the role of communication. Her research interests include exploring the parental role in speech & language interventions in young children. Nationally she co-developed and updated the NICE guideline on recognition, referral & diagnosis of ASD and is currently an expert adviser on autism for NICE. She contributed to the National Strategies Inclusion Development Programme for ASD and is a past chair of a regional specialist group in ASD for SLTs.