Che Ming Leung
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Registered
Che Ming is a Speech and Language Therapist with a specialism in Neuro Rehabilitation. With over 10 years experience, she is currently working as Principal Lead Speech and Language Therapist in Brain Injury in Gloucestershire, for the NHS, supporting individuals on the acute neuro wards and in the community.
Highly experienced with working with people with a broad range of complex communication and swallow presentations, Che Ming has a sound understanding of the cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences that a neurological event can bring. She is fully competent in tracheostomy management for swallow, communication and is able to contribute to decannulation management. An accredited SMART assessor, Che Ming is also skilled in working with people with disorders of consciousness and can provide oro-facial stimulation and desensitisation programmes to promote natural movement for communication and swallowing.
Passionate about sharing knowledge and skills, Che Ming offers clinical education to students at under and post-graduate levels. Additionally, she has been lecturing at The University College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth since 2012, on the subjects of Cognitive Communication Impairments and communication needs associated with Right Hemisphere Damage.
Driven by helping people regain function and quality of life following a brain injury, Che Ming is a strong advocate for her patients/clients, and has an evidence-based, holistic and person-centred approach. Collaboration with the individual and their significant others is considered essential, with therapy goals aligned to the person’s values and what is most important to them. Furthermore, Che Ming focuses much on promoting insight and adjustment - this being crucial for individuals to be able to engage in the rehabilitation process and work towards meaningful social participation.
Che Ming is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC); is a member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT); and the Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).