Assessment, Consultation, Therapy, & Packages of Care.

Below are some of the areas that I have a 'specialism' or 'special interest' in. The area of 'communication' is huge! Please contact me to discuss your child's particular area of difficulty or need, in more detail.

Speech, language & communication difficulties

I have a huge wealth of experience in working with children with the following difficulties:-

 

  • Speech delay and disorder

  • Language delay and disorder 

  • Dyspraxia - oral and verbal

  • Late talkers

  • Makaton signing

  • Phonological awareness and early literacy difficulties

Please note that I do not work with children who stammer or who have autism spectrum disorder.

Assessment and Therapy - What to expect
 
 
  • The child's parents or carer, school or ENT Consultant is usually the first person to contact me. We discuss the child's difficulties and development over the phone or via email. At this point I can send out literature about myself and services through the post or electronically.
  • An initial assessment session is arranged to suit the family/child and this will take place in the comfort of your home or other familiar setting eg: nursery or school. This session is approximately 1 - 2 hours long, and can be followed up with a full report if required
  • From this session, and upon agreement with all concerned, regular therapy can be arranged. Therapy will be arranged so that it is convenient for the family, child or school.
  • A 'Treatment Program' is designed so that all adults working with the child will know the specific and measurable targets that we will be working towards. These are monitored closely and updated regularly.
  • Fun, useful and practical materials & resources will be provided or advised!
  • Very regular and ongoing therapy may be:- weekly, fortnightly, monthly, half termly or termly. Or any other time-scale to suit the child/family.
  • Home and school practice is expected as it is an integral & essential part of the therapy input and our contract.
  • Invoices for therapy are sent out to the client after each session, or can be paid half-termly in advance.
  • Consolidation periods are often recommended at certain points during therapy, for example during the school holidays.
 

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