HOW IT WORKS
On contacting me for an appointment I will book in an assessment to assess your child’s speech, language and communication skills. I offer a range of formal and informal assessments, depending on the nature of the concern and the age of the child.
Assessments typically last for up to 60 minutes.
Sessions are carried out at home or within the school environment
Reports will be written following assessment.
Following initial assessment, feedback will be given and therapy will be offered if it is required.
Therapy varies according to findings. Options will be discussed with parents following assessment.
As with assessment, therapy can be offered either within the home or school setting
Therapy usually takes place on a one-to-one basis; a parent/education staff will need to be present
Time is spent at the end of each session in discussion with parents. Often, information regarding the activities will be given to parents or material used in the session will be sent home for practice.
Who I Support
Children that present with the following areas of need
Attention, listening and play development
Understanding of language
Early language development
Expressive language, e.g. vocabulary and sentence building
Speech sound skills or pronunciation
Social Interaction and social communication skills
You may already have received assessment and diagnosis from local NHS services and require therapy or you may have concerns regarding:
delayed speech sound development (pronunciation)
delayed or disordered language development (understanding and talking)
communication disorders arising from autistic spectrum disorders
communication problems associated with syndromes or learning difficulties
attention, listening and play development
early interaction and non-verbal skills
Please phone or email me on the contact details to arrange assessment or therapy sessions alongside the NHS. I will always liaise with NHS colleagues accordingly.