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Joanna Cushley

Paediatric Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

RCSLT No. RC0031319 / HCPC No. SL28681
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Joanna is a specialist SLT for preschool and school age children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. She works with children across a range of difficulties including Autism, Attention and Listening, Articulation and Phonology, Language Disorder, Bilingualism, Developmental Language Disorder, Dyspraxia, Early Childhood Language Development, Stammering, Voice Disorders, Down's Syndrome and Learning Difficulties.

Joanna has worked extensively as a paediatric Speech and Language Therapist with children of all ages in Northern Ireland, since 2010. This has included over 10 years experience on the NHS.

She has worked both in community clinics for children aged up to 18 years and mainstream nurseries and schools; as well as offering training to parents and education staff. She has a keen passion for communication and helping children to reach their communicative potential through targeted and individualised assessment, diagnosis and intervention.

Joanna has got a wide range of additional postgraduate courses and training to date, including: Makaton, Derbyshire Language Scheme, Hanen, Parent-Child Interaction stammering approach, and PECS. Joanna is also fully trained and qualified in the administration and scoring of the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule).

Joanna Cushley recently joined us to discuss Speech & Language Therapy on our HealthStyle Podcast. Check it out below: 

Current NHS Posts

Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Craigavon & Banbridge locality)

Personal profile

Joanna has a busy home life with husband Gareth and their three wonderful little daughters who keep them on their toes. She also enjoys keeping fit, seeing friends and visiting the beautiful North Coast.


BSc (HONS) Speech Pathology and Therapy, 2010

Additional Training

Makaton Foundation and Advanced level PECS

Derbyshire Language Scheme

Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk

Michael Palin Parent Child Interaction

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)

Certified member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Pamela Enderby: The Therapy Outcome Measure (TOMS)

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Voice and Resonance Disorders
  • Attention Autism

Consultation Fee

Initial Face-To-Face Consultation Fee £300

Administration Fee

A £29.50 admin fee is charged in addition to the Consultation Fee

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