Miss Maria (Marzia) Ambrosio

ASLTIP Speech and Language Therapist

Member Since

17-11-2019

ABOUT

Miss Maria (Marzia) Ambrosio

I received my Foundation Degree in Speech and Language Therapy at University of Naples Luigi Vanvitelli. I have practiced in Italy with a wide range of paediatric and adults disorders before moving to London in 2016. I strongly believe that an excellent clinician should be able to combine both clinical expertise and robust evidence-based literature available, and this is the main reason why I decided to undertake my MSc in Speech, Language and Communication – Advanced Practice at City, University of London. I am currently completing my advanced academic studies while working part-time for the NHS and privately. I have been working for a private practice in London for 2 years where I had the chance to apply my theoretical and practical experience with young children and teenagers up to 18 years old. I also collaborate with the school SIAL “Scuola Italiana a Londra” . I provide highly specialist service and I continuously enhance my knowledge in the field of Speech, Language and communication therapy by taking continuing professional development courses. I value every child’s unique identity and I tailor every intervention to their specific needs. I try to be as more evidence-based as possible and I always have a honest conversation with the families I work with regarding the quality and type of support I can provide. I justify my clinical choices by providing data to support my critical thinking. I am a one of the few PROMPT therapists (Bridging level) in UK. I address motor based speech disorders using this specialist intervention which requires advanced knowledge and experience. I try to be as more visual as possible: I consider myself a communication facilitator, and I provide every family with the tools they need to become facilitators in turn. I am MAKATON trained, an evidence-based approach which uses gestures to support the language acquisition and understanding. I have studied singing at the Conservatory of Naples, and I love treating voice disorders given my professional and academic background. I combine several evidence-based approaches and techniques in the treatment of voice disorders such as the Accent Method, the Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST), Stretch and Flow Phonation, Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises, Straw Phonation, Yawn- Sigh, PROEL. I am trained in Colourful Semantics, an approach taught in several schools around the UK to support sentence and narrative acquisition. I am trained in Attention Autism Program, which is widely used in UK to support the access to the communication prerequisites namely attention in all its levels.