Mr Steve Rose

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist


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.

Languages Spoken:

  • 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

Pre-verbal communication

Dynamic Assessment

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

Rose, S., Timbers, B., Trott, H., & Livingstone., G.  (2021) ‘Clinical guidance – Deafblindness’ RCSLT available from

Rose, S., Timbers, B., Trott, H., & Livingstone., G.  (2021) ‘RCSLT Deafblindness Position Paper’ RCSLT available from

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:

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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