Consultant Profile

Miss Penny Anne O'Donnell

Miss Penny Anne O'Donnell Bsc Speech Sciences London. M.R.C.S.L.T. M.A.S.L.T.I.P .H.C.P.C
Practicing at:
Spire Little Aston Hospital, Spire Little Aston Hospital and Spire Parkway Hospital, Spire South Bank Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Speech Therapy
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Voice disorders
Special clinical interests:

Children: Speech development

Language delay / disorder,   Speech Sound Difficulties ,  Attention Deficit Disorder  , Dyspraxia , Autistic Spectrum disorders , voice problems,  Stammering, working memory issues.

Social Interaction Difficulties,  Learning Disability                

Developmental Delay and a range of conditions / syndromes causing developmental delay

Auditory Processing Difficulties, listening difficulties.

Selective Mutism and social anxiety.

Adults: Communication problems following neurological impairments and degenerative conditions, including stroke, head injury, Parkinson's disease and dementia.

Head, neck or throat cancer.

Voice problems.

Mental health issues.

Learning difficulties.

Physical disabilities.


Hearing impairment.

Sound Therapy Penny Anne also offers Johansen individualised auditory stimulation, a music based intervention to both her paediatric and adult caseload. See for more information

Penny Anne is also a licensed trainer for ICAN children’s charity providing Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost training.

Research interests:

Stress and its impact upon the voice.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Professional  Voice users Clinic

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists,

Association for Speech and Language Therapists in independent practice

British Voice Association

British   Stammering association

Association of JohansonIAS therapists

Association of LAMDA teachers

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Background Information 
Professional profile:

Penny Anne graduated from University College London, London University in 1993.During her time at UCL she also studied at the National Hospital Queen’s Square London and The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children. She has worked as a specialist advisor and therapist in paediatric voice and fluency in Kent and Canterbury. She developed her interest in stroke rehabilitation  adult voice and fluency further at Birmingham Heartlands teaching Hospital. She has also worked in the paediatric at team South Warwickshire NHS trusts and language units.

With a special interest in professional voice she has also trained with the National Youth Theatre , studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and worked with Cameron Mackintosh Productions on Tour and the Royal Shakespeare Company both in Stratford and London. She is delighted to work with the cast of Matilda the Musical.

She is the co-founder of Voice Camps Warwickshire providing vocal coaching for both the singing and speaking voice for children between 7-18 yrs of age and adults.

Penny Anne also provides bespoke Presentation Skills Training see for further information.

Throughout the year Penny Anne runs Mindfull Breathing classes using her “Calmness Breathing technique.” See or follow her on twitter relax_therapy for updates.

Penny Anne is also a journalist having worked at BBC(radio) and Sky News. She continues to write health related articles for magazines.

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Miss Penny Anne O'Donnell

Miss Penny Anne O'Donnell Allied Health Professionals & Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, private hospital specialist.

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