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  What is a lisp? A lisp is a difficulty saying the ‘s’ and ‘z’ sound.  The tongue can go between the teeth and the ‘s’ sounds immature to the listener.   Sometimes the air goes along the edges of the tongue rather than over the top of the tongue. When can I get treatment for a…

This video explains dysphagia and how it can affect children and adults.

How does a speech and language therapist carry out a dysphagia assessment with a child? Here is a short video clip explaining the steps involved in a Paediatric dysphagia assessment

    Therapy helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD)! Speech and language therapy, (SALT), helps children with ASD.  Young children with ASD struggle with non-verbal communication.  This includes body language and understanding facial expressions.  They need help with their sensory systems.  This means they seek out or avoid some types of sound, taste, smell, touch and sight….

  Babies communicate through their body movements, facial expressions, eye contact, cooing, babbling and, later on, single words. The first 12 months of a babies speech, language and social communication development is very exciting. While there is variability in normal language development there are discrete, tiny but visible steps that babies go through.   Babies…

Babies love quiet voices.   They enjoy animated voices which mirror an animated face.   They like a whispering voice to grab their attention and hook them into a conversation.     Babies prefer human sounds to other sounds.     They like high pitched voices.   Here are my 5 voice tips for talking to baby:…

  Speech is an important part of a speech and language therapy assessment. Parents often ask me to explain what we mean by speech.  It is the way we say our sounds.  Children learn their sounds over a number of years.  Children become clear speakers over time.  However, some children need help with some of their sounds….

Words.  Words.  Words.  That’s what brought me into speech and language therapy and why I’ve stayed in it and with it!   Our VOCABULARY is changing all the time.  My latest new words are probably selfie, selfie stick and photobomb.  Snapchat did n’t exist when I was a teen.   We adults can hardly keep up with…

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