• Louise Ashton, Training Lead and Senior Auditory Verbal Therapist

    MA Communication Pathology, MRCSLT, PgDip Auditory Verbal Therapy, LSLS Cert. AVT®

    Louise is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist.  She is dually trained as a Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist and obtained her masters degree at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2004. 

    Louise relocated to the UK and specialised in delivering audiology and speech and language therapy to various client groups working for the National Health Service (NHS) and Local Authorities (LA) in Scotland, London and Bristol.  She undertook training whilst working for the NHS to become a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in children with hearing loss.  She completed her postgraduate diploma in Auditory Verbal Therapy with distinction at Aston University in 2011.  She was mentored towards LSLS CertAVT® whilst working at AVUK. Louise also trained in the assessment and treatment of oro-motor speech production difficulties using the PROMPT approach (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Target).

    Louise leads on Auditory Verbal UK’s online AGBell and RCSLT accredited Foundation and Advanced training programs, supports the clinical team, mentor in-house trainees, provide intervention services using telepractice, and regularly travels internationally to give lectures or train professionals. 

    She supports a small caseload of families who received technology from the Johannesburg Implant program.  in her private practise in South Africa.

     Louise works remotely from South Africa and in our London centre

     Working hours:

    Monday 08:00-13:00

    Tuesday 08:00-12:15

    Wednesday 07:00-10:45

    Thursday 07:00-15:00

     

    Publications:

    • Clark, F., Ashton, L., Kenely, N., Hogan, S. (2021). International Telepractice for therapy and training – Auditory Verbal UK’s Perspective.  Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups
    • Quayle, R.E., Ashton, L. & Estabrooks, W. (2020). The Development of Play and Auditory-Verbal Therapy. IN Estabrooks, W., McCaffrey Morrison, H. & Maclver-Lux, K.  Auditory-Verbal Therapy Science, Research and practice. Plural Publishing Inc.
    • Estabrooks, W., Maclver-Lux, K., Ashton, L. & Quayle, R.E, (2020). The Auditory-Verbal Session: Planning, Delivery and Evaluation. IN Estabrooks, W., McCaffrey Morrison, H. & Maclver-Lux, K.  Auditory-Verbal Therapy Science, Research and practice. Plural Publishing Inc.
    • Ashton, L. & Clark, F. (2017). Turning Pages Through the Ages: Acceleration progress through interactive book sharing. British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Association Magazine, September 2017. ISSN 1336-0799.
    • Ashton, L. & Gazeley, K. (2017). The Parent Journey. British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Association Magazine, May 2017. ISSN 1336-0799.
    • MacIver-Lux, Lim, S.R., Rhoades, E.A., Robertson, L., Quayle. R. & Honck. (2016). Milestones in Auditory-Verbal Development: Auditory Processing Speech, Language, Emergent Literacy ,  Play and Theory of Mind in Estabrooks, W., MacIver-Lux, K. & Rhoades, E.A. (Ed), Auditory Verbal Therapy For Young Children with Hearing loss and Their Families and the Practitioners Who Guide Them (pp219-262). Plural Publishing Inc.
    • Estabrooks, W., MacIver-Lux, K., Honck, L. & Quayle. R. (2016). Blueprint of and Auditory-Verbal Therapy Session in Estabrooks, W., MacIver-Lux, K. & Rhoades, E.A. (Ed), Auditory Verbal Therapy For Young Children with Hearing loss and Their Families and the Practitioners Who Guide Them (pp 341-350). Plural Publishing Inc.
    • Estabrooks, W., Honck, L., Tannebaum-Katsaggelos, S., de Melo, M.E., Clem, B.C., Sindrey, D., Katz, L.,  MacIver-Lux, K & Steacie, P. (2016). Auditory Verbal Therapy in Action: Step-by-Step Session Plans in Estabrooks, W., MacIver-Lux, K. & Rhoades, E.A. (Ed), Auditory Verbal Therapy For Young Children with Hearing loss and Their Families and the Practitioners Who Guide Them (pp 351-472). Plural Publishing Inc.

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