Let’s Expand Communication Ltd provides parents with direct access to individualised assessment, consistent one-to-one private speech therapy and immediate professional advice.
Treatment is flexible and affordable. It can be provided in our therapy pod, or alternatively in the privacy of your home. We also provided support into nurseries, playgroups and schools. We cover all areas of Northern Ireland.
Specialist speech and language support for children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs.
All discussions remain confidential and consent will always be sought prior to any liason being made with external services.
Our therapists are keen to continue their professional development. They keep up to date with new techniques as well as evidence based practices.
Not only can you place your confidence in the therapy we provide, but both you and your child will grow in confidence having attended therapy with us.
You will receive therapy targets in a manageable fashion. These will be discussed at length and approved by you.
We offer constant support for both you and your child throughout the week.
A free initial telephone consultation available to all. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your concerns about your child’s specific speech and language development, as well as to learn more about what we can provide.
At the first appointment the Speech & Language Therapist will carry
out a comprehensive assessment. This may take a play based
approach and will take approximately an hour depending on the
individual needs and age of your child.
Assessments are conducted in a friendly caring fun manner. A sensitive approach is taken with lots of positive reinforcement throughout, ensuring every child / parent feels comfortable and at ease at all times.
We will then devote the necessary time to discuss the findings of the assessment and the most effective course of action. There is no obligation to attend further speech therapy sessions following the assessment.
These sessions generally last for 60 minutes.
Following the initial assessment you may be offered therapy in one of a number of ways:
Treatment sessions can last 30, 45 or 60 minutes - your SLT will recommend the duration based on their assessment of your child. A review appointment will last approximately 60 minutes.
We offer joint Early Intervention Parent Coaching sessions. This
works over 8 sessions. Six weeks of online parent-only guidance and discussion, followed by
a face to
face session with our therapist and your child. The final session takes place approximately
4 weeks later
and is considered a review of how you are getting on/what progress has been made. Following
you will be guided as to what is best for your child - further support with the team, or a
follow up after
another period of time.
These sessions are suited to children between 18 months and 3 years of age. For further information, please contact Fiona.
At Let's Expand Communication we provide specialist input into
full school input which provides advice on how to improve the communication and speech needs
children within your school. (Both ELKLAN training and bespoke training).
Our targeted intervention can provide either class based treatment (via specific groups for speech, language or social communication needs) or individual therapies for specific children.
The team offer speech and language therapy via teletherapy if preferred by any family seeking support. During teletherapy sessions, online games via evidence-based boom cards resources are used to support any communication delays a child presents with.
Individual Professional/Clinical Supervision is available. The schedule is flexible but 4 –
6 weekly is recommended. The minimum is once every 12 weeks but this should really be
combined with other robust types of supervision.
Supervision is around Case-Working (cases and wider issues in clinical work), supervising other colleagues, self development topics like time management/negotiation as well as dealing with difficult people.
For some practitioners at the beginning of their career it may be around developmental/learning support which is the focus of individual supervision. For others it will be a supportive space to discuss the last month and keep being a self-fulfilling professional.
Restorative resilient supervision can also be beneficial when going through a tough time.
We all have different needs in supervision - changing jobs, changing direction in clinical skills or dealing with a difficult working environment. Sometimes it is about a new clinical development or changing the focus of your independent practice.
It will always be your choice what you bring to supervision. There is a contract and a review of the arrangement. Paperwork is usually minimal and is agreed when supervision commences.