Helping adults to communicate

07707 287142


About Me

Professional qualifications and memberships

Services I offer


Ilkley Speech Therapy was founded by Laura Ramsden.  I qualified with a BA (Hons) in Sociolinguistics and English Language.  I then went on to qualify with a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Language Sciences (Speech and Language Therapy).  

I currently work as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist within the NHS.  Over the past 10 years I've worked with adults with different neurological conditions in hospitals, nursing homes, and in their own homes.  My area of specialism is treating adults with communication and swallowing difficulties following a stroke.    

I am a member of The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice. 

I have experience of counselling whilst at Lancaster University I volunteered for Nightline a counselling service for students.  

I live in Ilkley and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, windsurfing, spending time with family and friends.


Services I offer

Professional qualifications and memberships

Services I offer


Assessment, diagnosis and management of aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech and dysphagia following a stroke or head injury.

Therapy is carried out in people's own homes, residential and nursing homes.

Free telephone consultation with you or a family member to determine what treatment you require and answer any queries.

Initial consultation which includes case history, assessment, diagnosis and goal setting for therapy.

Individual therapy sessions which will last an hour.  Therapy will be delivered to your individual requirements.  All therapy materials will be provided and exercises to practice between sessions if appropriate.

Although I am based in Ilkley I am willing to travel to other areas for home visits.

Please contact me by telephone or email for further information, advice and fees on:

07707 287142


Professional qualifications and memberships

Professional qualifications and memberships

Professional qualifications and memberships


Academic qualifications:

BA (Hons) Sociolinguistics and English Language.  Lancaster University 2005.

BSc (Hons) Clinical Language Sciences.  Leeds Beckett University 2009.

The Assessment and Management of Adults with Dysphagia. Post graduate, Sheffield Hallam University 2011.

Clinical qualifications and courses:

Introduction to Clinical Teaching, 2012. Leeds Beckett University.

Training in Cervical Auscultation by Dr A. Stroud, Derby Teaching Hospital 2012.

Adult Apraxia of Speech by Professor Nick Miller, Northwick Park Hospital, London 2013.

Certified provider of the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program, Dr Crary and Dr Carnaby, Wycombe Hospital 2014. 

Cognitive Communication Disorders, St George's Hospital, London 2015.

Dysphagia Clinical Assessment and Videofluroscopy Interpretation by Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee.  

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge 2015.


Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.  2017

Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. 2006 to present.

Health and Care Professions Council 2009 to present. 

Yorkshire and the Humber Dysphagia, Dysarthria and Dyspraxia Clinical Excellence Network.

British Aphasiology Society.

Clinical Practice Educator for Leeds Beckett University undergraduates.