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Two SLTs are among those recognised by the Queen’s birthday honours this year.

Georgina Calwell, from Ballymena, County Antrim, was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to speech and language therapy, particularly during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Georgina is a manager of the adult speech and language therapy team for the South Eastern Trust in Northern Ireland.

Jacqueline Harland, from Brighton, was recognised with an MBE for her services to children with special educational needs. Jacqueline is a speech and language therapist who has worked in paediatrics for over 30 years. She is one of the founders of Arc Pathway, an early learning platform for teachers and parents.

The Queen’s birthday honours list, which is usually published in June, was delayed this year to recognise individuals for crucial contributions during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Honours recipients are announced twice a year and recognise people who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.