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ELCISS aims to enhance language and communication in secondary school children with primary language and communication impairment through narrative/storytelling and vocabulary enrichment.

Sarah Raymond

Research Assistant

Qualifications: PGDip Speech and Language Therapy, BSc Psychology


I am a speech and language therapist with a background in psychology. After completing my BSc Psychology degree at the University of Essex in 2009, I went onto complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy at City University.

It is exciting to be a part of The Enhancing Language and Communication in Secondary Schools (ELCISS) project and I am really enjoying working with all of the secondary school students, Learning Support Assistants/Teaching Assistants, SENCOs and parents who are involved.

As a speech and language therapy student I was given the opportunity to complete a varied range of placements. These included placements in mainstream primary schools, early years’ settings, a neuro-disability research clinic and an aphasia clinic.

I am currently working as a research assistant on the ELCISS project, whilst completing my MSc Speech and Language Therapy conversion at City University.

My responsibilities include:

  • Assessing children using standardised and non-standardised assessments.
  • Recording and transcribing assessment results and entering all data.
  • Assisting in the training and support of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) in conducting the narrative and vocabulary enrichment intervention programmes.
  • Liaising with school staff, including SENCOs, LSAs, and teachers.
  • Liaising with parents in order to obtain information regarding their child's progress.

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