Judith has practised Speech and language Therapy since 1974. She trained at the School for the Study of Disorders of Human Communications in London when she was known as Judith Mellon. She gained a Masters Degree in Human Communication in 2001 at City University. For her dissertation, she studied the use of manual signing in children with severe learning difficulties. In 2002 she gained a diploma in Early Childhood Education at the School of Education in Cambridge. She has Stage 1 British Sign Language and is a qualified Signalong Trainer. She also achieved Qualified Teacher Status and worked as a teacher and therapist in a school for children with severe learning difficulties. She was also curriculum coordinator for alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).

2002: QTS (GTP) St Johnís School, Kempston and Cauldwell Lower school, Bedford.
2002: Diploma in Early Childhood Education, School of Education, Cambridge.
2001: MSc Human Communication, City University, London.
2001: Stage 1 BSL
1974: LRCSLT, School for the Study of Disorders of Human Communication, London.

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists: RC0003577
Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice: ASLTIP.66
Health Professions Council: SL.4748
DfES Reference Number: RP 02/13711


Relevant Work Experience
2000-2006: Teacher, Therapist, AAC Curriculum Co-ordinator at St Johnís Special School, Kempston, Bedfordshire. Staff training at St Johnís and other outside agencies.
1988-2000: Specialist Speech and Language Therapist for special schools in North Bedfordshire, visiting St Margaretís, Greyís House, Grange, Sunnyside, St Johnís, Rainbow and Sunnyside schools. Also worked with adults with learning disabilities in Bromham Hospital and in community homes.
1976-1988: Part-time Independent Speech and Language Therapist.
1975-1976: Generalist Speech and Language Therapist, Bedfordshire NHS Speech and Language Therapy service (schools, mainstream clinics and adults in Bedford South Wing Hospital).
1974-1975: Camden and Islington NHS Speech and Language Therapy service (special schools and mainstream clinics and nurseries).