Ms Julie Andrews

Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

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Ms Julie Andrews is a CUBS (Cardiff University- Bond Solon) accredited Expert Witness and since 2009 she has provided independent SEND Tribunal reports and Medico-legal reports for Solicitors, individuals, and agencies. She conducts language, speech and social communication assessments through clinical interview, behavioural observations, standardised testing, and review of records.

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Profile

Ms Andrews qualified in 1997 and worked for the NHS until 2004. During that time, she worked across three different Trusts as Community clinic therapist, Autism Lead and Special Needs Coordinator (management level). As Autism Lead in Milton Keynes, she co-developed communication departments within Middle and Secondary schools alongside Education colleagues.

Since leaving the NHS in 2004 Ms Andrews has worked as a locum across trusts in the UK alongside her Independent Practice. In her independent practice she has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in response to the needs of her clients. Additional training has mostly centered on Autism/challenging behaviour, literacy, and alternative communication (AAC).

To expand her experience further she went to work in Australia. Ms Andrews spent 18 months in a preschool autism ABA/VBA specific Centre with 30 psychologists. Then for two years at the Centre for Cerebral Palsy as manager of the school-aged team of speech and language therapists providing therapy to Primary and Secondary aged children.

She currently holds a small caseload of children who have autism/PDA/cerebral palsy/general language or social interaction difficulties.

Ms Andrews can assess people who have autism, speech disorders, language and social communication issues (Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, brain injury and other developmental disorders)

Experience of giving evidence

Since 2004 she has given evidence in Magistrates Court (witness for defence), attended around ten SEN Tribunal hearings in person and online. In most of her cases the report has given the Local Authority enough evidence for them to agree to the SLT needs, outcomes and intervention before the Hearing.

Cases undertaken

Julie Andrews expertise is sought after for SEN Tribunals, where she is called as an Expert Witness to provide reports and in some cases attends Hearings. Julie offers Educational Healthcare Plan assessments and reviews, providing assessments and reports for those applying for an Education, Care and Health Plan (EHCP) and where a review of their EHCP is needed.

She can offer assessments for SEN Tribunals. with children from three up to 25 years old.

Availability

Sarah is a sought-after speech and language therapist whose availability is available on request.

Qualifications & Professional memberships

  • 2018/19    Cardiff University & Bond Solon Expert Witness certified (Civil law)
  • 2000    TEACCH (Autism program) qualified trainer (University of Nort Carolina USA)
  • 1993–1997 University of Central England, Birmingham Speech & Language Pathology & Therapeutics BSc. (Hon’s)

Professional Memberships 

  • Practicing member HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Full EWI (Expert Witness Institute) member
  • International affiliate of ASHA (American Speech-language Hearing Association)

 

Publications

In addition to my work as a speech and language pathologist/therapist, I have had articles published in educational publications including SecEd and the British Journal of school nursing and have published a series of Picture Books for children with delayed speech sounds.

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