The speech and language therapy process always starts with assessment of your child’s speech and language strengths and weaknesses. This may be a formal assessment based on standardised assessments or informal based on observation during your child’s play and/or interaction at home/school.
Following assessment, I will identify if your child needs any help with any areas of speech and language. This help can take the following forms:
- General advice.
- A course of therapy sessions working on agreed targets.
- Advice to school/nurseries including identifying relevant IEP targets.
The best location for assessment and/or therapy will be dependant on your child’s needs. This may be in your home or at your child’s school/nursery. I will discuss with you to determine the most suitable location. Wherever the location it is important that everyone involved in your child’s development understands how to best support him/her. Therefore I always ensure that information is shared frequently.
Please do not hesitate to contact me If you have any questions about the Speech and Language Therapy process at Sharon@swslt.co.uk.