Quest Training

Quest Training was formed by Jo Frost in 1999 to provide training for qualified speech and language therapists. Jo ran Quest Training alongside her role in the NHS for many years before setting up her independent speech & language therapy practice.

To date our focus has been on post registration dysphagia training which we offer in Birmingham at various times throughout the year. Over a thousand speech and language therapists have taken part in our training courses over the years and we have travelled across the England and Ireland to deliver our courses.

We aim to provide cost effective, evidence based training for speech and language therapists that is relevant and clinically applicable. Within our courses there is a strong emphasis on developing clinical skills and on- going self directed learning beyond the taught course.
Our People

Judi Hibberd and Jeanne Taylor have worked with Quest Training over many years and have been responsible for the development and delivery of the 4 day paediatric/ALD dysphagia course and the very popular cervical auscultation course. They also wrote the Jays Assessment of dysphagia which has versions for therapists working with adults, children and adults with a learning disability.
in 2015 Jeanne retired. We thank her for her dedication and passion in teaching so many therapists about eating and drinking problems in children. We wish her a long and happy retirement.
We will be welcoming two new Tutors, both highly experienced in their field, to our team.

Judi Hibberd

Judi has worked in the field of dysphagia since 1990, specialising in the use of clinical tools particularly cervical auscultation, pulse oximetry, videofluroscopy, FEES and EMG. Judi has taken part in several research studies the most recent being Predictors of Aspiration. Judi is regional advisor for dysphagia in adults with learning disabilities and was awarded Fellowship of the RCSLT in 2012.

Jenni Fraser

Jenni qualified in Dysphagia in 1995 and has worked in the fields of Learning Disability and Older Adults ever since. Jenni especially enjoys training and mentoring others, supporting them to achieve a skill or develop their understanding. She has been involved with a number of research projects, the highlight of these being accepted to present a poster at the International Dysphagia Research Society’s 19th Annual Meeting in Texas

Sarah Hanlon

Sarah qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1998 and has been Senior Specialist/ Clinical Lead in Paediatric Dysphagia since 2001. She has worked across a number of locations to provide clinical support to Paediatric and Neonatal Units and community settings along with a consultative and supervisory role within Special Schools. She has a passion for Paediatric Dysphagia and supporting the growth and confidence in both students and colleagues to develop their skills and knowledge to practice effectively in this area.