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Miss Maria (Marzia) Ambrosio

Miss Maria (Marzia) Ambrosio

Member since: 17/11/2019

I received my Foundation Degree in Speech and Language Therapy at University of Naples Luigi Vanvitelli. I have practiced in Italy with a wide range of paediatric and adults disorders before moving to London in 2016. I strongly believe that an excellent clinician should be able to combine both clinical expertise and robust evidence-based literature available, and this is the main reason why I decided to undertake my MSc in Speech, Language and Communication – Advanced Practice at City, University of London. I am currently completing my advanced academic studies while working part-time for the NHS and privately.

I have been working for a private practice in London for 2 years where I had the chance to apply my theoretical and practical experience with young children and teenagers up to 18 years old.

I also collaborate with the school SIAL “Scuola Italiana a Londra” .
I provide highly specialist service and I continuously enhance my knowledge in the field of Speech, Language and communication therapy by taking continuing professional development courses. I value every child’s unique identity and I tailor every intervention to their specific needs. I try to be as more evidence-based as possible and I always have a honest conversation with the families I work with regarding the quality and type of support I can provide. I justify my clinical choices by providing data to support my critical thinking.

I am a one of the few PROMPT therapists (Bridging level) in UK. I address motor based speech disorders using this specialist intervention which requires advanced knowledge and experience. I try to be as more visual as possible: I consider myself a communication facilitator, and I provide every family with the tools they need to become facilitators in turn. I am MAKATON trained, an evidence-based approach which uses gestures to support the language acquisition and understanding.

I have studied singing at the Conservatory of Naples, and I love treating voice disorders given my professional and academic background. I combine several evidence-based approaches and techniques in the treatment of voice disorders such as the Accent Method, the Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST), Stretch and Flow Phonation, Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises, Straw Phonation, Yawn- Sigh, PROEL.

I am trained in Colourful Semantics, an approach taught in several schools around the UK to support sentence and narrative acquisition.

I am trained in Attention Autism Program, which is widely used in UK to support the access to the communication prerequisites namely attention in all its levels.

Conditions treated
  • AAC (augmentative and alternative communication)
  • Adult motor speech disorders
  • Articulation and phonology
  • Autism spectrum
  • Bilingualism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Consultancy to services
  • Down's syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia/Childhood Apraxia of speech
  • Early childhood language development
  • Language disorder
  • Learning disability
  • Mainstream Schools
  • Medico-legal (including reports for legal proceedings)
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Play skills
  • Selective mutism
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Specialist voice issues for singers, actors
  • Stammering
  • Telehealth/provision of services online
  • Training for educational settings/schools/SEN staff
  • Tribunal assessments or reports
  • Voice
Age ranges treated
  • Adult
  • Newborn
  • Preschool
  • Primary School
  • Secondary school and adolescent
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