Children with a language delay are often noticed at nursery age when they cannot express themselves as well as their peers. This can be due to a mild delay in learning vocabulary or a more long term difficulty such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Speech and language therapy is offered on an individual basis or within small groups, and can take place in clinic, at school/ nursery or at home. Parental input is always encouraged, and your therapist can produce a home therapy pack for you to work on together at home.
Who Can Benefit from Speech and Language Therapy?
We see children with a range of communication problems, including:
- Speech and articulation problems
- Late talking/delayed language development
- Specific Language Impairment
- Selective mutism
- Social and language difficulties arising from Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Verbal dyspraxia
You might find it useful to read a speech therapy case study to learn more about what happens in a speech therapy session.
Our speech and language therapists are trained in the latest techniques and offer the following specialist services:
- Lidcombe-trained therapists who work with children who stammer. Parents are trained to measure the stutter and carry out the therapy between clinic visits, with monitoring and support from the therapist.
- The Nuffield Dyspraxia therapy approach (NDP3) for verbal dyspraxia. This uses pictures of sounds and words to give visual support as the child learns.
- PROMPT – also for children with verbal dyspraxia. PROMPT stands for Physical Reprogramming of the Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets and is a hands-on therapy to help the child learn to coordinate the sounds in words.
- Hanen Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children who are late to develop their communication skills.
- Hanen Parent Training Courses – a programme of classes and home visits for parents of children with delayed language.
- Elklan Tutors. We offer training and communications for nursery and school staff working with children who have a variety of communication needs.
- The Picture Exchange Communication System – a visual system of communication for children and adults who are non-verbal.
Profiles of our speech and language therapists and their special interests can be viewed on the Meet The Team page
If you would like to speak to a Speech Therapist to discuss your concerns or to make an appointment, please call us on 0208 6737930