“I had genuine reservations about the introduction of private speech therapy at our school, but these proved completely unfounded with n.e.w options. Personable, caring staff & innovative, flexible approaches meant my son was always looking forward eagerly to the next session & being able to show off his progress! Our personalised programme was very clear & we were given so much in the way of support & resources it was really easy to build on the sessions at home. The sessions have improved my son’s articulation & confidence so much that he has now been discharged, but his successes are a direct result of the talent & encouragement of Nicky and her team”
Who We Are
Nicky West – Independent Speech and Language Consultant.
Nicky works with children with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties and adults with a learning disability in Hull and East Yorkshire.
Nicky studied and trained at the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University), and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy. She worked for the NHS in Hull and East Riding, working across a wide range of settings, including pre-school settings, special schools, mainstream schools and community clinics.
From 2009 -2017 Nicky also worked as a Registered Intermediary in her spare time and has been part of the training team for Northumbria Police since 2014 leading full day courses as part of their specialist child abuse investigation course, ‘SCADIP’.
In 2013, Nicky launched ‘N.E.W.Options – Speech and Language Therapy Solutions’. The company offers timely, innovative and effective input which is individually tailored to every child & family they work alongside. With a friendly and approachable team, the company strives to build successful working relationships with pupils, carers and other professionals.
Nicky is committed to offering effective and engaging training to the education sector and specialises in working with children with speech sound delays and disorders, language delays and disorders, and stammering. Nicky is dedicated to her profession. She regularly attends training courses and other ‘Continuing Professional Development’ activities. She is registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice, Health Care Professions Council, Information Commissioner’s Office (a body which upholds data protection and information) and holds an enhanced certificate form Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Lisa Tidder – Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Lisa is an integral part of the N.E.W.Options therapy team. Lisa gained her OCR Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools specialising in Supporting Children’s Speech, Language and Communication in 2013. She is an Associate Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and holds an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Jacqui Winn – Administrative and Financial Executive
Jacqui has been supporting our expanding team since 2015. She has an extensive background in business management as well as invaluable experience of the education system. Jacqui gained a BEd (Hons) in teaching in 1986 and held the position of Head of Department. Jacqui also holds an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Nicky – Jacqui – Lisa