Our story

Black Sheep Press started in 1992 with the aim of providing cost-effective resources to help children with speech and language difficulties. Since then we have expanded our range to over 170 sets of resource material. In November 2008, Black Sheep Press became a Limited Company.

The main day to day work at BSP is carried out by Gillian Baldwin, Rachael Hughes and Alan Henson.
Helen Rippon illustrates and designs most of our work sheets. She qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist and has worked in community clinics and schools. For the last five years she has been lead therapist for the Mainstream Schools Special Needs Service in Grimsby.

Professionals, who want to share the materials they have created and found effective, design our resources.

Our collaborators include:

  • Becky Shanks, Victoria Apparicio, Speech Therapists(formerly at Stockport PCT).
  • Judith Carey and Sarah Parkin, Speech Therapists, Stockport PCT.
  • Felicity Durham, Joanne Bedford and Eilidh Ross, at Dumfries and Galloway. They work with children with specific language difficulties.
  • Angela E. Wright, was Senior Specialist Speech/Language Therapist, North Staffordshire Community Health Care Trust.
  • Catherine Redmayne who is an independent speech and language therapist.
  • Sue Nicholls, a qualified youth worker. She currently works as a registered childminder and tutor for the National Childminding Association.
  • Anita Harron, Anne McMahon, Éadaoin Ní Mhianáin who collaborated with colleagues to produce our Irish resources.
  • Dr. Liz Dean
  • Leanne Allan and Suzie Leitão who each have over 20 years experience of speech therapy with children in Australia.
  • Dr. Roslyn Neilson, Speech-Language Pathologist and lecturer at University of Wollongong
  • David Smith, Psychologist

Caroline Bowen PhD, CPSP, Speech-Language Pathologist helps us in an advisory capacity. She is a Life Member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPAA), and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her web site is www.speech-language-therapy.com

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