Ms Miriam Seifert, BSc (Hons)

Ms Miriam Seifert, BSc (Hons)

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Since qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 2012, I have been working as a community therapist working with children in Bristol. Alongside my clinical work I have been involved in various research projects with the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit. In 2017, I also completed the MSc in Speech and Cleft at the University of Sheffield and worked in the South West Cleft Palate Service for a year covering maternity leave.

My research activities reflect my interest in speech sound disorders and cleft lip and palate; I am currently writing papers using Cleft Collective data, have been involved in writing and submitting a paper on transcription reliability and have phonetically transcribed children's speech for several different studies. My MSc dissertation investigated clinicians' views on evidence-based practice (EBP) and continuing professional development (CPD) in relation to children with speech sound disorders. I have developed an additional interest in EBP and CPD and aim to continue to explore these in my career.

Current research

Clinicians’ views on EBP and CPD in relation to intervention for children with speech difficulties