What is paediatric speech and language therapy?
Paediatric speech and language therapy involves working with children aged 0 – 18 years, who have a range of conditions and problems to support and develop their speech, language and communication skills. Some conditions that the children we work with include specific language impairment (SLI), autism spectrum disorder. (ASD), cerebral palsy and learning disability. We work to improve skills such as understanding spoken language, developing vocabulary use, producing speech sounds and developing a safe swallow.
Our aim is to enable your child to be able to communicate effectively with others to the best of their ability. We work together with you and your child to develop individual goals that are meaningful to you and your child.
By providing therapy that is significant, fun and motivating, children are more likely to willingly engage in activities and make lasting improvements.
As children develop and grow, they may experience some developmental difficulties that may be the result of an existing diagnosed condition, environmental factors or biological influences. Children may not be achieving their developmental milestones at the same time as their peers, or they may be struggling to follow directions from adults, this can make parents very concerned. Our speech and language therapists can relieve parents’ concerns by assessing your child’s skills and developing an individualised therapy programme.
Our paediatric speech and language therapy service offers you
- Private children's speech and language therapy.
- A choice of clinic, home and school visits for observations, assessment and therapy.
- Highly skilled and friendly experienced therapists.
- U.K wide cover.
- No waiting lists.
- High quality service based on the latest clinical evidence and approaches.
- A happier more confident and social child.
Here at SLT for Kids our number one priority is your child’s quality of life. We want to ensure your child is able to succeed and progress their skills to their full potential. With our therapy we can support your child to develop their skills in areas they find difficult, we provide a range of treatments and assessments to suit children of all ages and abilities.
Common difficulties children may experience
- Delayed developmental milestones.
- Poor speech skills.
- Difficulty following instructions.
- Limited vocabulary.
- Poor expressive language.
- Limited social communication.
- Difficulties with social skills.
- Poor conversation skills.
- Low confidence.