Are you concerned about your child's speech and language development but not sure where to turn? Is your baby or toddler difficult to feed? Are you feeling overwhelmed by a recent diagnosis?
Maybe your child is just a little behind their friends? Or perhaps their difficulties result from known neurological or medical needs, premature birth, birth trauma, developmental delays or genetic disorders.
Talking and feeding/eating are essential skills for children to learn but they are also the most complex skills they will learn in their early years.
I am an experienced Infant and Child Speech and Language Therapist, Neonatal Feeding Specialist and Lactation Consultant with over 25 years experience in helping children and their families. With my skills and experience I can help and support your child's speech, language and social communication. I can also support your baby's feeding & swallowing development.
You’ll find a friendly ear and dedicated support to help your child. I evaluate your child's needs and create functional home activities and programmes to fit into your busy family life.
TELE-HEALTH - at the time of CORONA CRISIS - I now offer exciting therapy sessions on-line via Zoom/Skype. These sessions typically last 30-45 minutes and we will start with a free trial session for15-20 minutes so that you can get used to this way of working and we can 'meet' each other on-line. I will also do the initial assessment on-line by observing your child at play, and more formal assessments focusing on your child's particular difficulties. We then decide together on specific areas to target.
Contact me today if your baby or child struggles with:
Breast or Bottle feeding difficulties, weaning, drooling, chewing and/or swallowing difficulties
Speech and/ or language delay
A diagnosis of any syndrome, Down’s syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy or other developmental difficulties
Phonological/Speech Sound/Articulation difficulties
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
Whatever your concern, get in touch to find out how I can provide you and your family with the right therapies and
techniques that blend comfortably into your routine to support you and your child.
“We are extremely happy and wanted to let you know, as I don’t think we’d have seen anywhere near such a rapid improvement without your help. It’s made a huge difference and I’m still using all the strategies you taught me all the time with him… I’m so thankful we found you and I can’t actually believe he’s caught up on more than a year delay in less than 6 months.”
Rachel L., mother of Freddie (3.5 years old)