Kaho Yoshikawa


BSc Psychology, MSc Speech and Language Sciences

Hello, my name is Kaho.

I studied at University College London and qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2020. Prior to this, I worked as a 1:1 teaching assistant, tutored students who spoke English as a second language and worked as a research assistant on projects around voice disorders and word-finding difficulties.

I have a keen interest in understanding how social, emotional and mental health needs can affect a student’s speech and language development. I also love the multidisciplinary nature of the job, where I get to work alongside a range of professionals including SENCOs, teaching assistants and occupational therapists – it’s very rewarding to see children and young people progress and grow in confidence!
I’ve had an incredible time at Words First and really value the close-knit and supportive nature of the team.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking/baking and exploring new places (often with a lot of walking!).