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Speaking Practice

Parents and Carers Looking for Support for Your Child

How I can help...

I am a dedicated Therapist and believe therapy sessions should be tailored to suit the individual needs of the child/young person and their family. I will endeavour to work closely with you and your child as well as any other professionals involved in their care. I can offer face-to-face appointments in your own home and can also deliver teletherapy sessions virtually.

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I found our recent teletherapy sessions very helpful. As my child is only 5 years years old, there is a lot to be done by parents and I am hugely grateful that we have got clear instructions and guidance from Laura every week. Laura did an excellent job an I really appreciate it! Laura, we cannot thank you enough for your help and expertise!

  • How does it work?
    Parents are welcome to contact me via either telephone or email to discuss their child's communication needs. Following this, it may be recommended that your child receive a Speech and Language Therapy Assessment. Assessments may be informal and include gathering information about your child’s needs though use of play, observation and discussion with parents/teaching staff etc. or it may include the use of formal assessment measures, for example using specially designed test materials, to gather more quantitative information about your child’s profile. Following assessment, I will spend some time with parents; discussing assessment findings and answering any questions. At this stage, I may also discuss next steps in terms of level of input required. This may include:- No support needed Therapy sessions offered and/or advice and training given to education staff Advice and activities provided, with the option to review progress at a later date I am also able to provide detailed reports to education staff/other professionals involved in your child's care as needed.
  • Where will therapy sessions take place?
    I tend to work with clients face-to-face in their own homes. I may also be able to visit a child in their education setting, if it is felt this is needed and is agreed with the setting. For face-to-face sessions, I typically work within Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. I am also able to offer teletherapy sessions in order to support families further afield.
  • How much therapy will my child need?
    The level of input your child needs, will be discussed with you following findings from their Initial Assessment. Typically, children are seen once a week for a block of 6 sessions. Following this, your child’s progress with their therapy will be reviewed and a decision made as to whether your child would benefit from further time to consolidate their learning or whether further therapy is required. Therapy sessions typically last one hour, which includes time for discussion with parents/carers and setting homework. I am able to provide a written ‘Therapy Programme’ for families and this can be shared with other people involved in your child’s care, as required.
  • What do you charge?
    Sessions are priced individually and rates may vary depending on the kind of visit and service provided. If you feel you need further information, please feel free to contact me via email or phone for a free consultation to discuss your needs.
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