My passion is making Speech and Language Therapy fun and functional by tailoring the sessions to the needs and interests of the individual. I endeavour to enable the children I support to communicate to their full potential. I believe that all children have the right to be listened to and be heard.
I will typically spend 60 to 90 minutes assessing a child to ascertain their current strengths and needs. The assessment will include an observation, a discussion with a carer and or teacher as well as direct informal or formal assessment. A report can be provided on request.
Therapy targets will be discussed, agreed and monitored in liaison with the child's parents and or school. Each child's input will be planned on an individual basis and the amount of therapy required will vary depending on the level of need of the child.
Sessions usually last between 45-60 minutes and can take place at home or in an educational setting (if a suitable room is available). Part of each session will involve feeding back and making practical suggestions for activities to be carried out inbetween therapy sessions.
I am able to meet with other professionals and or teachers as part of a package of care. This would be agreed in advance.
Joint working and ongoing referrals
If needed I can advise on future referrals for other health and education professionals and am happy to carry out joint sessions if this will be beneficial to the child.
I am able to offer bespoke training in schools or nurseries. I am able to offer training such as:
Makaton foundation Course and taster sessions
Language development and bilingualism
An introduction to Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems
Story bag making
Supporting students who stammer
Please contact me if you are interested in a personalised package.