Libby Hill SEN Jigsaw Conference

On Thursday 7th July, the inaugural meeting of The SEN Jigsaw Conference will take place in Leek Staffordshire.  This week we spotlight another speaker, Libby Hill.

The SEN Jigsaw Conference Agenda
The SEN Jigsaw Conference Agenda
As we get closer...

I will share some of the abstracts from the speakers of this currently sold out meeting and give you the link to be able to contact them if you would like to know more and can't make the SEN Jigsaw Conference.  All information will be shared on Twitter too using the hash tag - #SENJigsawConf.  If you are a Twitter user please do check in with our feed and comment etc.

Today's spotlight is on Libby Hill. 

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Libby Hill, Consultant SLT
Libby Hill is Consultant speech and language therapist with Small Talk Speech and language therapy, an independent practice, who work throughout Staffordshire/Derbyshire. She has over 30 years experience, many of which were in the NHS. She specialises in ASD/complex communication difficulties and also Selective Mutism. She has studied animal assisted therapy and uses the first UK speech therapy dog, Ralph, a chocolate labrador. She founded Smart Talkers Communication Groups which are franchised both nationally and internationally and is the creator and editor of S & L World, a global magazine for speech and language professionals. She has launched a website for parents for speech therapy activities which collates products and materials SLTs recommend. She appeared on Channel 4's 'Born naughty?' series 1 and is will appear in series 2 next year.  She has 2 children and lives in Uttoxeter.

See below for the abstract for her talk;

'Speech, Language & Communication Difficulties; The link with other disorders.

'Dyslexia is a difficulty learning language' Professor Maggie Snowling (2016). As such, there are children whose dyslexia stems  from an underlying spoken language difficulty and many others have problems across the 2 fields. School are aware of written language problems but many children have hidden their spoken language difficulties.  We need to identify and work on these difficulties. I'm going to look at these issues in my presentation.

Libby can be contacted by going to her website at