Sarah White is a paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. She joined Leeds Beckett University in January 2017 as a Senior Lecturer.
Sarah qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) in 2007, having previously graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA (hons) in Linguistics and Phonetics. Sarah later completed a Masters degree at the University of Sheffield in Language and Communication Impairment in Children whilst working as a Speech and Language Therapist.
Sarah has worked in paediatric Speech and Language Therapy for ten years, in a variety of specialisms including Specific Language Impairment/Developmental Language Disorder, complex speech disorders, stammering and school-aged autism assessment. She continues to carry out clinical work for the NHS alongside her lecturing post.
Sarah teaches on the following modules on the BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy course:
- Clinical Phonetics and Phonology
- Clinical Analysis of Speech and Voice
- Speech and Language Pathology
Sarah's MSc research, which was published in June 2018, investigated a commissioned model of Speech and Language Therapy within schools. Her wider research interests include models of service delivery within Speech and Language Therapy, and the teaching and clinical use of phonetic transcription.
White S; Hurren A; James S; Knight R-A (2022) "I think that's what I heard? I'm not sure": Speech and Language Therapists' views of, and practices in, phonetic transcription. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
White SL; Spencer S (2018) A school-commissioned model of speech and language therapy. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 34 (2), pp. 141-153.