Lucy Strawford




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Lucy Strawford

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (Adults)

"Awareness is the greatness agent for change" - Eckhart Tolle

I am a UK qualified Speech & Language Therapist, graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University.

I am an adult specialist Speech & Language Therapist with 11 years of experience working in the UK and the UAE. I have worked in a variety of settings including:

  • Acute and Community hospitals
  • Specialist Inpatient Stroke Unit
  • Post-acute Rehabilitation Inpatient hospital
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Client home services
I have specialist experience and skills in:
  • Stroke Intensive Rehabilitation I have experience working in a specialist stroke multidisciplinary team offering intensive speech and language goal centred therapy.
  • Stammering (Adolescents and adults) I managed the local service for this population in the UK and was featured in ‘The National’ newspaper in the UAE for ‘International Stammering Awareness Day’. I have participated in the UK ‘Giving Voice’ campaign to educate and raise awareness about stammering and continue to attend specialist courses led by City Lit (UK) and Barry Guitar.
  • Voice  I am dedicated in helping people to restore and preserve their voice from conditions such as Vocal Cord Nodules, Vocal Cord Polyps, Vocal Cord cysts, Vocal cord Palsy/Paralysis.

    I have completed introductory courses in Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy to integrate a range of therapy principles in my intervention and treatment.


I work with Adults who have any Speech, Language, Voice, and Swallowing difficulties in:

  • Stroke; including intensive Aphasia, Dysarthria & Dyspraxia rehabilitation
  • Head Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Dementia
  • Stammer (adolescents and adults)
  • Vocal cord lesions (vocal cord nodules, vocal cord polyps, vocal cord palsy)
  • Dubai Health Authority (DHA); Dubai
  • The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC); UK
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Language sciences, Speech & Language Therapy; Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT); UK

Professional Development

  • Dysphagia for Speech & Language Therapists (Maggie-Lee Huckabee)
  • Resilience & wellbeing for Speech & Language Therapists (City Lit)
  • Advancing your practice - Stammering Therapy for Adults (City Lit)
  • Reading Adult Videofluoroscopies (UCL Hospitals Trust)
  • Laryngeal imaging in managing dysphonia & dysphagia (Aaron Ziegler, The Wellness Group)
  • 5th Neuro Disorders Forum Conference
  • 4th Annual Maudsley Health Conference
  • Foundation in Art Therapy (ATIC, Dubai) BAAT
  • Stuttering Clinical Education – An integrated approach to its assessment & treatment (Barry Guitar & G. Leal)
  • 2018 Maudsley Health Conference
  • Voice Registration explained (Professor Ingo R Tize- Canto Song & Voice)
  • Surgery of the Voice (Prof Robert Sataloff - Canto Song & Voice)
  • Dementia Therapy: A SLTs Guide to Successful Interventions & Documentation
  • Interpretation of Videofluroscopic Swallow Studies of ADULTS (Jeri Logemann)
  • LSVT LOUD™ Professional Training & Certification
  • LSVT eLOUD™ Professional Training & Certification
  • Practical Voice Therapy techniques (London Voice CEN)
  • Advanced Medical Imaging (University of Salford); Masters level – Theory
  • Mental Capacity Act and the Speech & Language Therapist role (Adult Neuro SIG)
  • Stroke Joining Forces conference 'Responding to new challenges'
  • The Tobii Technology EyeGaze Learning Curve (Tobii)
  • CBT; An Introduction (Amanda Cole)
  • Art Therapy & Mindfulness (Barrie Damarell)
  • Introduction to Solution Focused Therapy (Nigel Smith)
  • Step-by-Step’ Therapy Software (Jane Mortley)
  • Clinical Educators Training (St Mark & St John’s University, Plymouth)
  • Management of motor speech disorders (SW Motor Speech SIG)
  • Aphasia (SW Aphasia SIG)
  • Apraxia of speech -SWORD (SW Motor Speech SIG)
  • Working with adults who stammer (City Lit)
  • Making communication access a reality (Connect, U.K)
  • Counselling Skills (Pauline Newson)
  • Dysfluency paediatric & adult study day (Fluency SIG)
  • Introduction to Advanced Clinical Reasoning & Decision-Making (Kate Malcomess)
  • ‘Complex ethical decisions & caregiver burden’ (Dr Paula Leslie)