Meet the team
Our ACCESS Speech & Language Therapy Team
All our Speech and Language Therapists are:
Trained and experienced in working with children with a variety of communication difficulties
Members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Able to provide their enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to you on demand
John Cane, Director and Senior Speech and Language Therapist
John graduated from the University of Reading with a BA in Linguistics and Japanese, before gaining his Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy from City University in 2010. Since then, he has continued his professional training, adding dyslexia and other literacy difficulties to his experience, and works hard to make sure he’s using the latest, evidence-based practice.
John has extensive experience of working with children on a 1-1 basis, as well as in groups, particularly with children with autism, language disorder and delay, phonological (speech sound) delay and disorder, as well as ADHD and global delay.
Currently working in several primary and secondary schools, he also has a small caseload of individual children with diverse difficulties.
As Managing Director, John’s role is to ensure that ACCESS Speech and Language Therapy provides the best possible service for all the families and schools we work with. He is a member of ASLTIP (The Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice).
Catherine Harris, Speech and Language Therapist
Catherine enjoys working with children and young people, supporting them to reach their full potential.
Her special interests cover all areas of paediatric speech and language development, including the relationship between multilingualism and child speech and language development and impairment. She works in a mainstream secondary school and has a small caseload of individual children with various difficulties.
Before becoming a speech and language therapist, Catherine worked as a journalist and a communications manager in an NGO.
Karen Elliott, Speech and Language Therapist
Karen is passionate about supporting learning and development and promoting wellbeing. She brings a range of experience with both children and adults.
She gained her undergraduate degree in Psycholinguistics at the University of Essex in 1999, and went on to study for her MSc in Language Pathology at the University of Reading. Areas of special interest include Developmental Language Disorder, Pragmatic Language Impairment, Auditory Processing Disorder, ASD, and Epilepsy.
She is currently working in a nursery setting and has an extensive private client caseload.
Pnina Zokaie, Speech and Language Therapist
Biography to follow...