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With a few simple steps, school staff can improve children’s communication. This impacts positively on children’s self-esteem, learning, relationships, and quality of life. Our mission is to enable staff to take these steps and to make a real difference.

Jan Baerselman


I am passionate about improving children’s communication and constantly seek innovative ways of working with schools. My 25+ years experience providing training and intervention includes: • NHS Speech & Language Therapy Service Manager for Mainstream Schools in Greenwich Borough, London • SaLT with Hampshire County Council (HCC) Specialist Teacher Advisory Service • Project work for NHS Southampton City & HCC • Action research & guest lecturing • Specialist mentoring for other SaLTs

Alison Davies

Associate Speech and Language Therapist

During her 30+ years in a wide range of speech & language therapy (SaLT) roles, Alison has acquired specialist knowledge in special educational needs & disability (SEND), tribunal work, autism and Makaton. She is an innovative, strategic thinker and works creatively with parents & schools to enable them to support children. Her more recent roles include: • Establishing and managing HCC’s SEND SaLT Team • Managing SaLT teams working in schools in Southampton & Isle of Wight (IoW) • Sure Start Project Leader on the IoW

Nikki Hughes

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Nikki recently changed careers from a Primary School Teacher and SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) to working as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. She works with Talking Outcomes on a freelance basis under the supervision and guidance of our qualified SaLTs. Nikki has spent her whole career working with children, particularly those with additional needs, and is passionate about supporting all children to reach their potential. Having watched her own young son acquire language she is planning to train to become a SaLT in the next couple of years. She brings a wealth of primary education knowledge & expertise and a range of new resources & approaches to the Talking Outcomes team.

Dan Gibbons

Freelance Project Manager for Service Quality

Dan has over 6 years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist. He works as both an independent therapist and for the NHS, and has previously worked as a therapist for a private healthcare provider. He frequently works closely with families and staff in early-years settings and mainstream schools, and in families’ homes. His main areas of interest and developing specialism are in language impairments, and he has a keen interest in research. He often works with Talking Outcomes on a freelance basis to develop and support systems aiming to increase, maintain and measure the quality of the service.

Jenny Sturdy


Jenny has run the office for over 2 years. She does the finances, manages events & projects and manages the diary. She has a background in finance admin and keeps Talking Outcomes running smoothly and efficiently.

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