Help your child find their voice
It can be stressful when your child doesn’t seem to be making progress. You know how important good communication is for learning, friendships and wellbeing, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin.
I can help you get clear on what type of support your young child needs. Through play, conversation and coaching we‘ll assess how they’re communicating and agree the next steps to help them progress.
The right support at the right time can improve your child’s communication skills AND build your sense of connection as you have fun practising new skills together. Let’s work together to give you a clear sense of direction and reassurance about your child’s path to becoming a confident communicator.
At your initial appointment we will discuss your child’s communication profile and agree a plan to best suit their needs.
Face to face appointments are available in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
Live farther afield? Find out about the online consultation package for toddlers learning to talk.
Where do you work?
I run weekly Speech and Language Therapy clinics in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight. Home and setting visits are also available where appropriate. You can book an appointment directly via the online booking calendar.
How do I know if my child would benefit from Speech and Language Therapy?
The best place to start is to send a quick message via the contact form, so you can tell me a little about your child. Then we can discuss your child’s communication skills and how they might benefit from some SaLT support.
What does therapy actually involve?
Therapy looks a little different for every child, depending on their communication skills and our goals for therapy. That said, there are some common themes! Therapy always involves conversation, some play or structured activities and discussion with yourself. Check out what to expect at an initial appointment.
How much does therapy cost?
Therapy sessions cost £65. This includes additional support beyond the session itself. Other services include consultation, assessment and reports. Full details are available on request.
How long does therapy take?
Individual therapy sessions range from 30 minutes to an hour. Some children need only a few sessions to give them a boost (especially if you are doing extra practice at home.) Some children need more time to develop their communication skills. After meeting your child and chatting with you it will be possible to recommend a schedule that suits your needs.
I need some help right now. Do you have any suggestions?
There are several ways to get support online right now: