Speech Therapy Hope Valley - child learning to talk
Victoria Crooks

Victoria is Learn to Communicate's primary therapist.


Victoria has worked as a speech and language therapist for many years in the NHS, supporting children with a range of communication and learning needs. She now works for Nottinghamshire healthcare trust as a specialist speech and language therapist, alongside her work with Learn to Communicate in Derbyshire and Sheffield.


Experience and qualifications

  • Over 10 years of practical experience working with preschool and school-aged children with speech sound difficulties and language disorder

  • Skilled at working with teenagers

  • Victoria runs specialist programmes including Hanen More than Words for children on the autistic spectrum and Palin PCI therapy for children who stammer

  • Victoria holds a specialism for working with children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs

  • Extensive experience working with verbal young people on the autistic spectrum

  • At Sheffield university Victoria received the Prize for best overall Masters degree 

  • Victoria works as a commissioned therapist in schools and with the Nottinghamshire School Behaviour and Attendance Partnership



  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)

  • The Health Professions Council (RegHPC)

  • Hanen

Victoria Crooks, Speech and Language Therapist Sheffield

"I believe in only providing therapy for children I honestly think I can help" 


  • I will discuss your child's strengths and difficulties with you to help you understand their needs and will signpost you for support

  • If I do not feel therapy is appropriate for your child I will make this clear to you so that you can make an informed decision

  • If I think that your child requires an SLT highly specialised in another area, I will let you know and will provide you with information about services/colleagues who may be better able to assist you, where possible

  • I will include parents and school staff in therapy where possible to enable you to support your child's ongoing development once therapy ends