SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES

...it's not just talking

With years of experience, Vivienne understands how to work with clients to ensure they receive specific therapy for their needs. Her thoughtful and personalised approach shows a commitment to protecting the often fragile self-esteem and well-being of all clients.

Throughout her career as a Speech and Language Therapist, Vivienne has cared for numerous children/young people and their families. Vivienne works with Individual clients and also supports children as part of Multidisciplinary Teams. Vivienne continues to commit time and effort into advancing her practice and skills.

Read below to find out about services provided.

TRAINING

Training delivered to schools and to other professionals. Training can be centred around the individual needs of a young person and delivered to Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

 

  • Accredited Elklan Training

  • Talking Mats Training

  • Bespoke Training

SPEECH ARTICULATION SUPPORT

Therapy delivered for all speech sound difficulties:

  • articulation and phonological disorders (mild, moderate, and severe) 

  • unintelligible speech

  • fluency and stammering

LANGUAGE SKILLS THERAPY

When a child is learning to talk they follow particular patterns, and gain certain skills at certain ages. However, not all children gain the skills we expect and they struggle to learn to talk and understand.

The term “language delay” is used when a child’s speech & language development is following the usual pattern and sequence, but is slower to develop when compared to other children of a similar age.

A “language disorder” is used to describe language development which is not following the usual pattern or sequence.

  • Receptive Language refers to understanding.

  • Expressive Language refers to sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings.
     

Receptive Language

If a child has difficulties with receptive language they might:

  • Have difficulty attending and listening to language.

  • Not pay attention within group times at school.

  • Not follow instructions that others the same age would be able to follow.

  • Respond to questions by repeating what you say instead of giving an answer.

  • Find it difficult to listen to stories.

  • Give unusual answers to questions.

 

(These difficulties may vary depending on the child’s age.)

Expressive Language

Expressive language is the use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning and messages to others. These skills include being able to label objects in the environment, describe actions and events, put words together in sentences, use grammar correctly (e.g. “I had a drink” not “Me drinked”), retell a story, answer questions and write a short story.

Therapy provided for language difficulties associated with:

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Delays and Disorders

  • Auditory Processing Difficulties

  • Autism

  • Brain Injury

  • Social Thinking

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