Delivering tailored Speech and Language provision that makes a difference to your child and education setting.
Our dynamic social enterprise takes a flexible innovative approach to support children with Speech and Language Communication difficulties.
Approximately 50% of children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds had speech and language skills below that expected for their age.
Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are the most common primary area of need for pupils with SEND at 23%.
Over one million children and young people in the UK have a long term and persistent speech, language and communication need (SLCN) and many more will experience difficulties communicating at some point in their life.
15% of pupils with identified SLCN achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of their primary school years compared with 61% of all pupils. Only 20.3% of pupils with SLCN gained grade 4/C or above in English and Maths at GCSE, compared with 63.9% of all pupils.
Mental Health Concerns
Children with vocabulary difficulties at age 5 are 3 times more likely to have mental health problems in adulthood and twice as likely to be unemployed when they reach adulthood.
Stammering is a neurological condition that impacts the fluency of speech. Stammering is a registered disability. Stammering is variable, everyone stammers differently and this can change from moment to moment.
Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder in which a child is fearful to talk in certain situations. A child may be described as ‘chatty’ or a ‘confident talker’ by parents at home but is unable to talk, or in some cases, communicate in other places/situations.
Dysphagia refers to a person’s difficulties with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Swallowing is a complex process which involves transporting food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach while keeping the airway protected.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that impacts how an individual communicates and interacts with others and how they experience their surroundings. Autism is a spectrum and impacts each individual in different ways. Every autistic child is different.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to a range of approaches and systems that either support or replace spoken language. AAC is used to support children and young people who have a range of communication needs to communicate.
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) , is a difficulty in which the child is experiencing significant difficulties learning (understanding) and using language (expressive/spoken language). DLD can affect children across all areas of language and communication.
A bespoke Speech and Language provision with over 30 years SLT experience that can be tailored to meet your needs
Dedicated support team with a consistent service to answer any queries
Consistently rated by our clients, parents, and schools as offering a highly valued service
Functional targets with the child at the heart and clear progress monitoring with results
Clear, user-friendly reports with recommendations and strategies that can be implemented straight away
SLCN in-house training to upskill education professionals to maximise the development of the child’s communication