Who do I see?
I most frequently work with children aged 18 months –5 years, but am happy to discuss any concerns you may have in relation to older children.
Technical terms often associated with the children I see are:
- Specific attention difficulties
- Language delay
- Language disorder/specific language impairment
- Speech delay/disorder.
- Voice problems
Children who come to see me find it difficult to:
- Stay with one toy for any length of time
- Listen/attend to what is being said to them.
- Understand what is being said.
- Have no words, few words or markedly less words than other children of their age.
- Seem to be stuck in their development of vocabulary,
- Are using shorter sentences than their friends,
- Appear frustrated when trying to express them selves or muddled in how they say things.
- Present as very shy or selectively silent in certain situations.
- Are not easily understood and are often unclear
- Become dysfluent when speaking.
- Appear disinterested in interacting with you, other adults or their peer group.
- Find making friends difficult
- Their behaviour presents as more challenging than other children’s behaviour