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Most children develop speech and language without needing extra support. The age at which children start to talk varies widely; but most children say their first words between 12 and 24 months and put words together between 18 and 36 months.

When speech, language, and communication skills don't develop as they should, this can put additional stress on both the child and their family. Therefore early intervention is vital to relieve this stress, to support your child's development, and to hopefully prevent your child from having academic or social difficulties later in life.

I am confident in assessing and providing therapy for children with a wide variety of needs, including those with:

  • Speech delay/disorder
  • Phonological delay/disorder
  • Language delay/disorder
  • Social communication difficulties, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Impairment, including those with Cochlear Implant
  • Fluency disorder (stammering/stuttering)
  • Selective Mutism
  • Voice disorder
  • Literacy difficulties, including those with Dyslexia
  • Mathematics difficulties
  • Attention difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Cleft lip and/or palate
  • After collecting a detailed description from you of your child's strengths and challenges, we would meet for an initial assessment session. Once the assessment is complete and a written report is prepared, we will meet again and I will recommend how best to meet your child's specific needs.

    If regular therapy sessions are indicated, then this may be provided at your child's place of learning (school or nursery) or in your own home.

    Please do contact me if you have any concerns you would like to discuss, as all initial discussions are confidential and free of charge or commitment.