Kirstie Page qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1996 and then retrained as a teacher in 2004. Kirstie taught within KS1 and the EYFS, before shifting her focus to the training and support of other practitioners, whilst continuing to work ‘hands-on’ within schools and settings.
She founded and developed ‘Launchpad for Literacy’, which is all about children, the skills they have and the skills they need for all aspects of literacy, including identifying speech, language and other developmental needs as soon as possible.
In this interview, we discuss the importance of interactions, 4 aspects of practice to consider, implementing interventions throughout and embedding them. We also discuss how traditional interventions are part of the solution, but not all of it!