Steve is the Principal Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) for the Developmental Epilepsy Service and has worked within the Neurodisability team since 2017.
Steve graduated from UCL in 2003 and has worked with children with complex needs, multiple disability, sensory impairment and acquired brain injury in NHS trusts and the voluntary sector.
He currently works in the Developmental Epilepsy Clinic, Sturge Weber and Neurocutaneous Syndromes Clinic, Developmental Vision Clinic and Developmental Communication Service.
Steve is a child-centred practitioner combining a range of assessment approaches and techniques to explore individual strengths, learning and communicative potential.
- Intermediate BSL
Paediatric vision impairment and dual sensory impairment(deafblindness/multi-sensory impairment)
Complex and multiple disability including rare syndromes
Language Disorder and Autism
Paediatric Epilepsy, including Landau Kleffner and Sturge Weber syndrome
Pre-verbal communication assessment and development
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Tactile language and learning
Motor Speech disorders in epilepsy
Autism in children with sensory impairment
BSc (hons) Speech Sciences, UCL, London
PG(Cert) Profound Learning Disability and Multi-Sensory Impairment, University of Manchester, Manchester
MSc Special Education: Multi-Sensory Impairment (deafblindness) University of Birmingham, Birmingham
Membership of professional bodies
Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
National Advisor (Multi-Sensory Impairment/Deafblindness) RCSLT
Tactile language development
News & Publications
Rose, S., Bates, K., & Greenaway, R. (2022) ‘Language and Communication Development’. In Dale, N., Sargent, J., Salt, A., & Greenaway, R. (eds.) ‘Practical Guide for Childhood Visual Impairment: Assessment, Function and Habilitation’. Mac Keith Press: UK
Rose, S. (2021) ‘A framework for learners developing bodily-tactile communication and tactile sign language skills’ Steve Rose Therapy and Consultancy available from https://bit.ly/TactileProject
Rose, S., Timbers, B., Trott, H., & Livingstone., G. (2021) ‘Clinical guidance – Deafblindness’ RCSLT available from http://bit.ly/ClinicalGuidanceDeafblindness
Rose, S., Timbers, B., Trott, H., & Livingstone., G. (2021) ‘RCSLT Deafblindness Position Paper’ RCSLT available from http://bit.ly/RCSLTPositionPaperDeafblindness
Deuce, G. & Rose, S. (2019) ‘Sign Acquisition in children who are deafblind’. In Grove, N. & Launonen, K. (eds.) ‘Manual Sign Acquisition in children with Developmental Disabilities’. Nova Publishers: USA
Rose, S. M. (2018, August 15). ‘Thinking about tactile sign languages’ Retrieved October 24, 2018, from RNIB - See differently website: https://bit.ly/RNIBTactleLx
Deuce, G., Howard, S., Rose, S. & Fuggle, C. (2012) ‘A study of CHARGE syndrome in the UK’ The British Journal of Visual Impairment 30(2) pp. 91-100
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