About Me

A brief outline of my experience and qualifications.

York Speech Therapy was founded by Emily Peattie, known as Em, specialist speech and language therapist.

Em graduated from the University of York in 1983 with an honours degree in English Language. In 1988 she went to City University London to study for her postgraduate diploma in speech and language therapy, qualifying in 1990. She gained a postgraduate qualification in eating and drinking difficulties in children (dysphagia) 2004.

Since 1990 Em has been working as a children’s speech and language therapist for the NHS in England and Scotland taking on a variety of roles and in a wide range of settings. She has worked with generalist and specialist caseloads, and has advanced specialist skills in early years, autistic spectrum and developmental disorders, complex and special educational needs, and feeding difficulties.

As well as working with individuals and groups, Em has written and delivered training. She has been a leader in service planning, strategic development and team working, and makes strong relationships with practitioners in health, education and other agencies.

Em has worked with hundreds of children, and has been a keyworker for families, providing support, planning, advocacy and team leadership. She has a good understanding of the wider context of children’s lives.

After working for the NHS for 27 years Em is now working as a speech and language therapist in independent practice. She continues to have strong interests in communication, child development and family support. She has three grown up children.

For more detailed information please visit Em's LinkedIn profile.

Em is a highly respected, knowledgeable and experienced practitioner.
— Susan Dean, Principal Educational Psychologist