Nafisa Shehu


Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist


South East London

Work context/Areas of interest and specialism:

  • Autism
  • SEMH
  • Secondary school settings
  • Youth offending
  • Team leading



  • Currently Local Authority (LA) SLT Team Leader for secondary schools and youth services (part-time)
  • Part-time own Independent Speech & Language Therapy Practice
  • Previously part of LA ASD outreach team
  • Currently part of the LA working party on ASD diagnosis pathway planning
  • Previously part of LA working parties 1. for reviewing and planning for expanding ARPs (Additionally Resourced Provisions) 2. changing MLD ARPs to SLCN ARPs
  • Previously member of panels for supporting students on the verge of permanent exclusion, those at risk of sexual exploitation, Transforming Families panel
  • Screen, assess and hold caseload at LA YOT and in addition I am part of the Liaison and Diversion team and Out of Court Disposal panel
  • Supervision of bands 5-7 speech and language therapists on the team
  • Represented the LA in a number of tribunals
  • Trained TAs in Elklan courses, establishing at least one language skills trained TA in each secondary school in the LA.


  • BA Hons Linguistics & Language Pathology, Post Graduate Diploma in Speech & Language Therapy
  • PGCE Primary School Teaching
  • ASD-related: PECS/Attention Autism/TEACCH/Social Stories & Comic Strip Conversations

Early Bird Plus / Social Thinking

  • SEMH-related: Attachment/Trauma-informed practice/ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)/Mental Health First Aider/iThrive
  • SUPERVISION RELATED: Community Therapists Network/ Brief Solution Focused Therapy/intandem training levels 1-3


  • Secondary CEN (Secretary)/ YOT Peer Support Group/CJS (criminal justice system) CEN
  • Local Authority Racial Equality Network

Description of supervision service:


Speech and language therapists ✅
Allied health professionals ✅
NHS workers
Independent practitioners ✅
Social service employees ✅
Education staff ✅
Voluntary sector workers ✅
Newly qualified practitioners ✅
Cross-specialism ✅


Individual ✅
Paired ✅
Group ✅
Managerial Supervision ✅
Professional Supervision ✅
Supervision of supervision ✅


— supervisor’s base
— supervisee’s base ✅
— neutral location ✅
Telephone: ✅
Video teleconference: ✅ (preferred)

Description of supervision approach:

I have an initial discussion to discover your current situation and needs. We would then agree a contract specifying the blend of developmental, professional and supportive supervision you require. Practical arrangements for the sessions will also be agreed. We will review the contract at agreed intervals.

At the start of each session, we will agree what you would like the focus to be, for example case discussion, exploring emotional responses to incidents, problem solving, navigating professional relationships, sign posting to further information and support.

I aim to develop a trusting, empathic, professional supervisor/supervisee relationship through active listening. I will bring my training and experience into play to ask key questions which enable you to explore and reflect on the issue in a solution focused manner.

Contact details:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07809 563216

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