Are you concerned about your child's communication development?
Would you like to feel confident that you're doing everything you can to help?
After 5 to 10 therapy sessions…
55 out of 59 parents (93%)
reported an improvement in their child’s ability to communicate successfully, when this was an issue.
60 out of 61 parents (98%)
reported feeling more confident in being able to help their child’s communication.
50 out of 57 parents (88%)
reported an improvement in their child’s emotional wellbeing, when this was an issue (e.g. less frustrated).
56 out of 60 parents (93%)
reported an improvement in their own emotional wellbeing, when this was an issue (e.g. less worried).
From parents' responses on a rating scale before and after therapy.
Natalie offers a 3-step service designed around the individual needs and priorities of your child and family.
Initial Phone Consultation
Step 1: Initial Phone Conversation
Natalie offers a free, no obligation initial phone conversation to discuss:
What you feel would be helpful.
The services offered and whether they can meet your individual requirements.
Step 2: Assessment
Natalie carries out an assessment of each child's unique communication skills and needs that usually:
Takes place in your child’s home and sometimes also in their nursery/pre-school/school.
Involves play-based activities that your child enjoys.
Involves discussion with you, and if applicable, also with nursery/school staff (with your permission).
May include a written report (if required).
Step 3: Therapy
If therapy is required it:
Usually takes place in your child’s home, and it may also take place in your child's education setting.
Involves discussion with you/education staff and play-based activities with your child.
Involves you/education staff practising with your child between therapy sessions, during play and everyday routines.
May include a therapy plan, goals and resources (if required).
May involve support and guidance by phone call or email between appointments.
May involve sharing information with other professionals involved with your child, to ensure a consistent approach.
Therapy packages are tailored to each child's individual needs. Examples are:
Advice and Follow-up
One-off session or meeting plus follow-up phone call 4, 6 or 8 weeks later
Sessions or meetings every 6, 8 or 12 weeks
Sessions or meetings every 4 weeks
Block of fortnightly sessions, plus follow-up session 4 to 6 weeks later
Block of weekly sessions, plus follow-up session 4 to 6 weeks later
Online Speech and Language Therapy
As well as in-person services, Natalie offers online services using the video conferencing platform Zoom. The same high quality services can be provided online as in person - assessment, therapy, meetings and training.
For very young children and those who find it difficult to interact online, assessment and therapy activities are carried out through video clips of your child interacting and playing, and sessions with you and nursery/pre-school/school staff without your child needing to be present.
Natalie offers a no obligation initial consultation and technology trial to determine whether online speech and language therapy is suitable for your child, family and their education setting.