Autism and Social Communication

Autism and Social Communication

Assessment and Therapy Sessions: 

Since 2014 I have worked as a specialist SLT for the NHS carrying out Autism assessments. 

I will carry out relaxed and individualised assessments that can help to make sense of what your child is experiencing and their current level of interaction and communication. 

We can then plan the goals and next steps for your child's therapy together.

I am experienced and qualified in:

Introducing and progressing with the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Developing your child's early interaction, play and communication skills through play based therapy. I am an accredited Hanen: More Than Words trainer.

Helping to improve your child's attention. I am trained to use Attention Autism with your child and I can help set up and support your child's pre-school in using this approach.  

Supporting your child's attention and independent working skills using TEACCH approaches.

Helping your child develop their understanding of early vocabulary, language concepts and following instructions through play based therapy. 

Helping your child develop to express themselves using signing, symbols or spoken language. I am trained in using Makaton, PECS and Derbyshire Language Scheme. 

I like to use fun, play based therapy activities and everyday situations to develop children's language skills. 

Your child's appointment can be at Kidscom's therapy room in Chippenham or you can request a home visit.  I can often accommodate after school or weekend appointments and I am happy to visit your child during the day in their pre-school/school.

Parent Programmes

The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children aged 5 and under on the Autistic Spectrum and with other social communication difficulties. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential. Please see the Hanen section on the website for more information. 

If you would like more information, or to register an interest in attending a  Hanen: More Than Words Parent Programplease contact me