Learning to speak is a crucial part of a child’s development. The progress made in the preschool and early school years is important to mastering the rules of language.

During their development children tend to simplify speech as they are learning to talk. They do this because they don’t have the ability to coordinate the lips, tongue, teeth, palate and jaw for clear speech. As a result they simplify complex words in predictable ways until they develop the coordination required to articulate clearly. For example, they may say “pane” for “plane” or “nana” for “banana.”

Children can present with a range of different speech sound difficulties. Some children may not be able to use a specific sound or sounds in their speech. Children’s speech sound difficulties can have an impact on their ability to make them feel understood and developing reading and writing skills.

Evaluating your child language

In the initial assessment I can establish the appropriate goals and baseline data to assist with tracking future progress.

I have a lovely therapy room where you can come and feel relaxed with your child, and my aim is to play and make your child feel at home because this will help your child to find it easier to transfer skills they were learning in therapy

My sessions fun and playful. This encourages your child to understand about sounds and how we produce them. As such your child experiences and learns through a natural process.

Parents/carers are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions so that they can play an active role in the child’s progress. I believe that such a team approach is essential to your child’s success.

I provide private speech and language therapy that focuses on an individual’s personalised goals.

If you think your child has speech difficulties

As a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and an expert in this field, I understand that this creates a lot of concerns and parents/carers want guidance how to support help their child.
A child with a phonological delay/disorder has:

– Difficulty producing speech
– The sound system is unclear and difficult to use
– Children with phonological difficulties are likely to have difficulties with all aspects of phonological awareness

I also offer an enquiry service via Zoom, which you can apply for by filling the form in contact page of this website.

Read more on my blog

Selective Mutism Training and Support

Do you want to help your child to overcome the fear of talking outside your home? This is my best [...]

Selective mutism: become a therapist with the Brain Muscle Method

{{ vc_btn: title=Click+to+register+to+the+event+on+Eventbrite&color=pink&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%252Fe%252Fselective-mutism-become-a-therapist-with-the-brave-muscle-method-tickets-215499263097 }}

Amazing interview with SiliconRepublic for Saylist’s project

Here you can find the whole interview: Why creative tech teams need to be ‘gutsy and relentless’

SELECTIVE MUTISM: how to explain to children their fear of talking

One of the questions that I’m often asked by parents of children with selective mutism is: “how do I let […]

Trying to help with selective mutism

Today I want to share with you something amazing that happened to me. It all started 5 years ago when my [...]

19th-20th November 2020 SM online course

From last webinar Understanding Selective Mutism and Learning Practical Strategies Training event on 19th November 2020 and 26th November 2020 [...]

Anna Biavati - Smith SLT presents
Scroll to Top