Azadeh Shafie

Speech and Language Therapist

Hello, I’m Azadeh (Azzy) and I am from Cheltenham in the UK (although my background is Iranian). I am the Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) for GEMS Metropole School, Motor City as part of the GEMS LINK programme which supports children with speech, language and communication needs across the school.

Having worked in Metropole over the last 5 years as part of an external service, being part of the inclusion team in the school for over 1.5 years has allowed me to support a wider range of students, and support teachers and families with a holistic and integrated approach. My experience includes working with a wide range of students with speech, language and communication needs such as those with: Autistic spectrum disorders and/or social communication difficulties, hearing impairments, developmental syndromes, dysfluent speech, selective mutism, AAC, and/or speech and language delay/disorder. To support my work, I have been trained in using: SCERTS, PECS, Elklan, Makaton and Social Thinking, and I have worked as an ABA Tutor and closely with BCBAs and OTs. I am well experienced in training and presenting to others and I pride myself on building professional relationships with students, teachers and families I work with.

As well as obtaining Distinction for a MSc. in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Reading, UK, I have a BSc. Degree in Psychology, also from the University of Reading, UK.