At ‘Words and Much More’ we recognise that being a good communicator is not just about understanding and using words!
We support children to develop a wider range of communication skills, such as understanding and using eye contact, gestures and body language.
When needed, we help children to use objects, signs, or pictures to help them get their message across.
We also support children to develop their attention, listening, play, speech and social skills (e.g. eye contact, turn taking, having conversations).
We provide private speech and language therapy that is flexible, fun and tailored to each child's individual needs.
We aim to bring together our specialist knowledge and skills, with your expertise as a parent or educator.
We then work together to help you to understand your child's communication needs, and how you can best support them throughout their daily life.
Various assessment packages are available. Please contact us for more details.
We come to you! Therapy sessions can be delivered at your home or in your child's nursery or school. Now also offering Teletherapy!
We are able to offer a range of training to other professionals to further develop their skills and knowledge.
Hi there!! My name is Becky and I am a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner. I qualified with an MSc in Speech and Language Sciences in 2004 and have experience working within the NHS and in Independent schools. I have worked with hundreds of children with a range of communication differences. I am particularly passionate about working with autistic children and strongly believe in making therapy functional, meaningful, flexible and fun. I work holistically together with the child, their parents and other professionals to enable children to reach their full potential. I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASTLIP). I also have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.
I am trained in a wide range of different approaches including: Attention Autism, the Curiosity Programme, Talking Mats, SCERTS, TEACCH, Hanen, Elklan, Makaton, Parent Child Interaction, Derbyshire Language Scheme, The Lidcombe program, Palin PCI. I am also trained as an attention autism advanced practitioner. I enjoy delivering training to education staff, parents and other professional groups. I can provide assessment and intervention in your home or in nurseries and schools. I am trained in the use of the ADOS-2 and work together with local Clinical Psychologists to carry out autism diagnostic assessments for both children and adults.
Communication is a complicated skill! When children find it difficult to communicate they can experience feelings of distress and frustration. This can make it even more difficult to communicate. This is why I take the time to be creative and make working on communication as much fun as possible. After all, we all learn best when we are having fun!
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or appointment enquiries you may have. Please include details on your location.
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm