About Us

Ruth Crampton
Owner and Therapist


Let’s Expand Communication Ltd was founded by Ruth Crampton, a Specialist Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist with over 17 years clinical experience. Ruth specialises in the assessment, and treatment of both pre-school and school aged children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties. Ruth is the current chair of ASLTIP UK - The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice. Ruth graduated from the University of Ulster (UUJ) in 2005 and became a Member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists and HCPC. She began her career practising within the HSENE (Ireland) and quickly moved in the NHS. Ruth began her private practice in 2016, while lecturing part time on the undergraduate SLT course in UUJ. She has provided Speech and Language Therapy for children across a variety of settings including community clinics, schools and nurseries, as well as managing complex caseloads as part of a multi-disciplinary team. In addition, she is also experienced in providing Specialist Speech and Language Therapy training to organisations, educators and other healthcare professionals. Ruth is a very passionate therapist who approaches her work with extensive knowledge and sensitivity. She offers a professional yet personable service for all children and their families.

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Educational and Research Background

  • Member of the Northern Ireland ASLTIP Independent SLT Clinical Excellence Network.
  • Winner of RCSLT Giving Voice Innovation Prize in 2013.
  • Dedicated to ongoing clinical professional development.
  • Ruth is committed to undertaking research and using evidence based clinical advice, across all aspect of her profession.
  • Ongoing developer and producer of digital tools to support the communication needs of children across the world.

Specialist Training and Additional Certification

  • Independent Elklan Registered Tutor
  • Makaton, Derbyshire Language Scheme, PECS and TEACCH Trained
  • Lidcome and Michael Palin PCI training
  • Hanen Programme Certified in:- It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, and Learning Language & Loving it
  • DSE International Training in “Supporting early development for children with Down syndrome from birth to 5 years”
  • Gina Davies Curiosity Programme alongside Attention Autism Training

Professional Registration and Membership

  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists / RCSLT
  • Health & Care Professions Council / HCPC
  • Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independant Practice / ASLTIP
  • ELKLAN
  • HANEN

Meet the Team

Alex

Saturday sessions
Antrim/Ballymena

Brogan

Monday - Wednesday
Downpatrick, Belfast, Castlewellan

Hannnah

Saturday sessions
Antrim/Newtownabbey

Helen

Wednesday and Thursday
Antrim/Newtownabbey

Kathryn

All week
Bangor, Belfast

Lynne

Tuesday and Wednesday
Antrim, Newtownabbey, Ballymena, Larne, Lisburn

Molly

Monday - Wednesday
Belfast, Lisburn, Banbridge, Randalstown, Antrim, Ballymena

Rachel

Tuesday morning and all day Wednesday
Ballyclare, Antrim, Larne, Carrickfergus

Sarah

Saturday sessions
West Tyrone, Fermanagh and East Donegal

Zelda

Thursday and Friday
North Coast, Ballymena and Londonderry

Fiona

Office Personnel and Ruth's PA

Rachael

Bookkeeper and Accounts

The speech and language therapists on the Let’s Expand Communication Ltd. team support children and young people in a variety of settings including family homes, nurseries, and primary schools.
We are fully qualified to treat a range of speech and language disorders including:

  • Speech Sound Delay/Disorder
  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
  • Language Delay
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Stammering/Stuttering (including PCI and Lidcombe therapy)
  • Selective Mutism
  • Articulation Difficulties
  • Memory/Word-Finding Difficulties
  • Social Skills
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

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