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Eleanor Hewardine

Eleanor Hewardine was born in Belfast in the 1930s and was educated at Methodist College Belfast. During her school career she had a particular interest in languages and intended to go to university to study French and German. Before her final exams she learnt that the only career available with these subjects was teaching which she did not wish to do. After research she discovered that speech therapy was a career which offered an interest in language with medical and psychological input. In 1951 she commenced her training at the Edinburgh School of Speech Therapy.


She had an interesting career working in hospital and community both as a clinician and manager. Following early retirement she set up a voluntary organisation dealing with adults with aphasia.


In 1987 she was awarded the Honours of the College of Speech and Language Therapists, in 1992 she was awarded an MBE for her services to Speech Therapy.


She continues to live in Belfast.


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