Let’s Expand Communication was founded by Ruth Crampton, a Specialist Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist with over 15 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.
Owner & Therapist
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
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”
Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists / RCSLT
Health & Care Professions Council / HCPC
Association of Speech & Language Therapists in
Independant Practice / ASLTIP