NHS Freedom Of Information request

We’re making a Freedom Of Information request to ALL NHS Speech & Language Therapy managers so that we can collate the SLT service provision being offered across the UK.

From personal experience we know that the service offered to children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs differs from…

Speech Therapy in Schools - Can your school afford to commission a Private Speech & Language Therapist?

When you see "private speech therapy" and "harley street" it's very easy to equate this to "too expensive for us" however I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by our School Fee Structure. 

Before leaving the NHS part of my role was to monitor the Service Level Agreements (an agreement between a school…

Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism is a type of severe anxiety disorder that causes sufferers to be unable to speak in certain situations, despite their often being fully capable of speaking in others. It can affect both children and adults, but the condition generally starts in early childhood, between 2.7 and 4.1…

Joint Attention and Autism Explained

Joint Attention and Autism Explained

When two people are both focussed on the same thing, it is known as joint attention. It doesn’t matter what they’re focussed on (it could be a person, an object, an event, even a concept) just that they’re sharing a common focus. It’s an important part of the way…

A Five-Minute Look at Fragile X Syndrome

At London Speech Therapy, we often work with children who have Fragile X Syndrome, and sometimes we meet children who have only recently been diagnosed. The parents of these children are understandably full of questions about the syndrome, so we thought it would be useful to write a brief overview…

NICE Guidelines and Diagnosing Autism – What You Should Know

At London Speech Therapy, we think it’s best to avoid confusing terminology. That’s why we use plain English and offer simple explanations of some of the more confusing jargon that gets thrown around when you start to interact with healthcare professionals.

With that in mind, for the first in our new…

Paying for our service by Direct Debit

We've decided to GoCardless to make paying for our Speech & Language Therapy services easier! If you are one of our families you'll soon receive an email from Lauren on how to set yourself up (it literally takes seconds). 

If you don't want to wait for the email simply pop over to: https://dashboard…

Dosage of Speech & Language Therapy

Two of our SLTs (Emily and Katie) are conducting a research project into the dosage of Speech & Language Therapy input recommended in Education Health Care Plans (ECHPs). If you could please take a couple of minutes to complete the following survey that would be great!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/…

What can having a Specific Language Impairment mean for a child?

Specific Language Impairment is the name used to describe the difficulties that some children have with learning and using language. Language impairment is described as specific when these difficulties aren’t associated with other factors or conditions, such as general learning difficulties, cerebral…

PECS – the Picture Exchange Communication System

What is PECS?

PECS, or the Picture Exchange Communication System, is a low-tech aided method of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) that involves the use of cards with pictures.

Children who are unable to talk or write can learn to communicate with adults using pictures instead of words. So…

How to Spot The Signs of Bullying

Bullying is a problem that affects lots of young people, but did you know that children with a speech and language disorder are significantly more likely to be bullied than their peers? 

A recent study, carried out in 2012, found that children who stutter are 61% more likely to be targeted by a bully…

Special Educational Needs reforms in England - what you should know.

Children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) require extra or specific help in school or nursery in order to ensure that they are not at a disadvantage when compared with their peers.

This extra help can take many different forms, but includes things such as special learning programmes…

How much do you know about Stammering?

We’ve found that even after the success of The King’s Speech (which did a great job of bringing stammering into the public eye), there’s still a real lack of understanding.

Stammering, which is also known as stuttering or dysfluency, often begins at a young age (usually between 2 and 5) and while some…

Communicating with Makaton

Almost everything we do involves some form of communication – it is one of the most important skills we can have. From everyday necessities such as asking for food and drink, to more complex interactions such as learning in school, all of these things rely on our ability to communicate with each other…

Help your child express themselves with Intensive Interaction.

Intensive Interaction - the importance of non-verbal communication.

We all know the importance of body language. It helps us express what we feel, even when we’re saying something different. We use it all the time, whether we realise it or not, in fact, according to non-verbal communication expert…

Five Things You Should Know About Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome is a severe, lifelong disorder, and those with it will rely totally on others for support throughout their lives.

Rett Syndrome is a rare condition that affects the development of the brain, causing physical and mental disability which begins in early childhood. After a short period of…

London Autism Service

We've been hard at work lately and very soon we'll be launching the London Autism Service.

The 'London Autism Service' (LAS) is an exciting collaboration between two of London's top children's services: London Speech Therapy (LST) and London Child & Adolescent Psychology Service (L-CAPS). 

Between us we…

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