Christina Howe is a Speech and Language Therapist who has worked with children and young adults with Speech and Language Disorders since 1999. Having worked with children with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties she has specialised in working with children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in mainstream, special school and home education settings. Social communication skills group work is her area of specific interest and she is co-author of a series of practical books on the subject.
Rachael Howitt is a Speech and Language Therapist who completed the Master’s degree in the field before beginning to work with children, adolescents and adults with learning difficulties since 2006. She has specialised in working with children with complex communication difficulties, particularly those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Learning Difficulties. She is trained in Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Derbyshire Language Scheme. She is experienced in implementing high-tech and low-tech alternative communication systems.
This may comprise a range of options according to your and your child's needs. It may be a formal, standardised assessment that gives you details of how your child’s communication is in comparison to peers, or an informal observation in one or more settings. Discussion with those significant communication partners in the individual’s life is also essential to this process. If required, a report can be provided outlining the findings of the assessment with recommendations and actions.
We work with several schools around the North East to deliver speech and language therapy services. Each school has asked for something different and we have accommodated each of their requests by tailoring our services to meet their criteria.
Here are some examples of how we've been asked to work:
To make things easier for families, we only charge for time spent working face-to-face with the child and their communication partners, and for writing reports. Face-to-face contact could be one-to-one or in group sessions and is charged at £55 per hour (charged on a pro rata basis). A Speech and Language Therapy report costs £55 per hour (charged on a pro rata basis).
Telephone calls, note-keeping, e-mails and resource making are all free of charge.
Diagnostic assessments, such as those for Autistism Spectrum Conditions, are priced on application.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeal reports and reports for Education Health Care Plans are priced on application.
These prices are for children with developmental difficulties. If your child has acquired speech, language and communication difficulties please contact us for more information.
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