Jane Speake, MSc, MRCSLT.

Jane Speake

Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22416
Fax: +44 (0) 114 273 0547

email : hcq06js@sheffield.ac.uk


I qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1977 (I went to NHCSS, now UCL) and have worked full time in the NHS since that time. I worked in Devon for a couple of years and then in Belfast for five years. I went to Cambridge in 1984 and am still there, working in a language unit and managing the speech and language therapy services in Cambridge and Huntingdon. I completed my MSc in 2006, which I did at Sheffield on the MSc (LACIC) course. I applied for my PhD study immediately after this and started in October 2006.

Research Interests

My research interests are particularly in speech disorders in children, and intervention for children who have severe and persisting speech difficulties. I am interested in intelligibility and my MSc project was about the treatment of vowel disorders and effects on intelligibility as judged by other children. My PhD study will explore and extend some of the themes that emerged in this previous work.


Prof. Sara Howard & Dr. Maggie Vance


  1. Speake, J (2003). How to Identify and Support Children with Speech and Language Difficulties. LDA, Wisbech, UK
  2. Lewis, S. & Speake, J., (1997). When is a rolling pin a ‘roll the pen’? A clinical insight into lexical problems in Chiat, S., Law, J. & Marshall, J., Language Disorders in Children and Adults. A Psycholinguistic Approach to Therapy, Whurr Publishers, London, UK
  3. Speake, J. & Lewis, S. (1995). Semantic Connections, STASS Publications, Ponteland, UK
  4. Bigland, S. & Speake, J. (1992). Semantic Links, STASS Publications, Ponteland, UK
  5. Bigland, S. & Speake, J. (1992). Semantic Links, STASS Publications, Ponteland, UK