About SLT

Children are referred to us by parents or schools or other professions for a variety of reasons. Some of these include,

• Difficulties saying their words clearly
• Difficulties being understood by others

Receptive Language:
• Difficulties understanding language, what people say to them
• Difficulties remembering language
• Difficulties understanding vocabulary

Expressive Language:
• Lack of real words in speech
• Difficulties using language- words, phrases and sentences
• Difficulties using grammar
• Difficulties using word endings, -er, -s plural etc.

Social and Emotional Language and Behaviour:
• Difficulties playing with their peers
• Difficulties sitting down and paying attention
• Difficulties using toys appropriately
• Difficulties using or understanding other’s non-verbal communication and expressions

• Stammering/ stuttering

Voice or Resonance disorders:
• Difficulties with pitch, volume, rate of speech or the quality of the voice that distract listeners from what is being said.

Programmes that we use:
Many programmes are adapted and used with the clients.

These include
• The Hanen Language Programmes
• The Derbyshire Language Scheme
• Cued Speech (JoAnne’s own simplified cued speech programme used in early speech and language development and pronunciation programmes)
• Verbal Behaviour
• The Kaufman Speech Praxis Programme
• Lamh signing
• Behaviour techniques and reinforcement programmes.
• Social Stories
• Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
• Teaching and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children (TEACCH)
• Visual support systems
• The Nua Programme ©
• Floortime

JoAnne Rossiter
Speech and Language Therapist 

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