Speech and Language Therapy Services
Welcome to Speech Therapy Sessions
I’m Gaby Harris, a speech and language therapist based in North London. I specialise in working with children with communication difficulties such as pronunciation of speech sounds, language development, stammering and voice problems. I provide assessment and therapy services in your child’s home, school, or via Zoom and provide services to schools including Talk Boost KS1 Training, and Lego ® based therapy.
I provide assessment and therapy for children in the following areas of communication
Does your child have a limited range of speech sounds, unclear speech, or difficulties pronouncing specific sounds or words?
Is your child delayed in starting to talk? Does he have difficulties following instructions, understanding others, remembering new words, or formulating sentences?
One step at a time...
1: Initial Assessment
The aim of my first session is to assess your child’s communication skills and decide whether they will benefit from further support. This is administered through formal standardised assessments, as well as carrying out observations collating information to build up a full picture of your child’s strengths and needs within their everyday routine. Results will be summarised in a written report, which will include areas to work on, practical tips, and recommended therapy approaches.
2: Therapy Sessions
My goal is to create a trusting, supportive environment, where children can have a go at trying new skills, experience success, and not mind if they fail, which is a vital part of the learning process. Through fun, motivating, achievable challenges, there will be multiple opportunities for children to practice new techniques, and receive the feedback needed to make changes. The number of sessions needed will depend on the type and severity of the individual child’s difficulty.
3: Home Practice
As parents, you are the true expert when it comes to your child, which is why you are fully involved throughout the process. To make the most of the therapy sessions, parents need to observe and at times participate in sessions, to help your child practise and consolidate new strategies and skills from one session to the next. To maximise progress, it is necessary to set aside around 15 minutes practice, 4-5 times a week.
Services to Schools
Are you Head teacher or Special Educational Needs Coordinator looking for support for your children who have speech, language or communication needs? I am passionate about the following approaches which I would love to share with you….
If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language skills, please get in touch using the contact form below