Whatever brings you to Speech and Language Therapy I will give you my undivided attention and I am really excited about guiding and supporting you along the way. Together we can help your child thrive and blossom.
Areas of Expertise
Speech and Oral Motor Difficulties
If your child has trouble controlling lips, tongue or jaw muscles, - from talking to eating or sipping from a straw — these are tough skills to master and I can help your child develop these skills. Your little one has a lisp or a 'funny r-sound’? With a little time and practice we can make it better!
Is your child late in talking and struggling to communicate or making friends? Maybe he or she is not able to tell you their needs without a tantrum and tears? Perhaps your little one doesn't speak at all or he / she repeats words or sentences you say ? I am able to clarify for you what the issues are, what might be causing them and how to help you help your child.
Individual therapy either with your child direct or via telepractice
Drawing on my extensive experience I will use a variety of approaches to problem solve and offer solutions to any issues related to your child’s communication or feeding difficulties.
Assessment, reports, advice and consultancy
I offer structured and bespoke assessments, practical and personal support and advice, training and consultancy in response to your and your child’s needs.
I specialise in assessment reports and particularly EHCP reports. These are comprehensive assessment reports with a specific focus and style recognised by the Education Authorities to help clarify what is the most suitable school for your child and what sort of additional, funded help is required so that your child will thrive and enjoy their time in school.
Parent-child Interaction (PCI) Coaching
This is often the first intervention I highly recommend as it empowers parents to create a communication-enhancing home environment. Research tells us that Parents are the most important “therapists” in their children’s lives and this type of intervention is by far the most important and very effective.
More Than Words® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties
This program was designed specifically for parents of children aged 5 years and under presenting with social communication difficulties/disorder or a diagnosis of Autism.
Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.
TalkAbility™ — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum
This Parent-Child Interaction Program teaches parents practical ways to help their child learn people skills, and how to engage sociably with others. This program is specifically designed for parents of verbal children aged approximately 3-7 years with social communication difficulties.
We learn how to:
Have conversations with others
Play with children their own age
Talk about things that interest someone else
Change a routine without becoming frustrated
I teach these programmes via tele-therapy