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 18 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 past chair of ASLTIP UK - The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice, having been the chair between 2019 and 2023. She remains as a director on their executive board. This year Ruth has also been appointed to the RCSLT Board of Trustees, as Country Rep for NI.
Ruth graduated from the University of Ulster (UUJ) in 2005 and became a member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). She began her career practising within the HSENE (Ireland) and quickly moved into 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. She strives to deliver evidence based practice in all aspects of her work.

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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.
  • Winner of ASLTIP Outstanding Leadership Award 2023
  • 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
  • Natural Language Acquisition training [GLP]
  • ADOS - 2: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

Professional Registration and Membership

  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists / RCSLT
  • Health & Care Professions Council / HCPC
  • Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice / ASLTIP
  • Talktools Oral Placement Therapy Training

Meet the Team


Tuesday and Thursday


Saturday sessions


Wednesday and Thursday


All week


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


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


Saturday sessions
West Tyrone, Fermanagh and East Donegal


Thursday and Friday
North Coast, Ballymena and Londonderry


Office Personnel and Ruth's PA


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
  • Gestalt Language Processing

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