Email: francesinglis@sky.com Tel: 07790893694

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Tel:

0779 089 3694

How does it work?
  • Initial contact/consultation is FREE! Please don't hesitate to get in touch by phone or email for an informal chat to help you decide if this service is right for you or your child.

  • If you then decide to go ahead, an assessment session will usually be arranged and, if appropriate,  a  Therapy programme  will be fully discussed, agreed and carried out.

  • Sessions will take place in your own home or within  Nursery/School

  • One of the advantages of Independent Therapy is that an appointment can normally be arranged within a few weeks.

  • Full Terms & Conditions are available on request and will be provided and agreed before any therapy is carried out.

What happens in a session?

Children learn and cooperate best when they are relaxed and  activities are fun, interactive and led by them so that is always my goal!

Some of the areas I will assess and target in a session might include -

  • How do they interact with other children/with an adult/parent?

  • Do they know/use the names of objects/verbs? 

  • How well do they listen?

  • Can they follow instructions? 

  • How does their speech sound? 

  • What do they say?

  • Do they use non-verbal communication?

  • How is their concentration and attention?

All of these and more are key in identifying issues that either need further investigation or therapy.

I offer a specialist Speech & Language Therapy service to Deaf children and adults.

I have extensive experience and training in working with families and children who have a hearing impairment to develop their language and communication skills.

90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents with little or no experience of deafness or knowledge of how best to communicate.

Deafness on its own is not a learning disability. With the right support, there is no reason why the majority of deaf children should achieve less than hearing children.

(source:NDCS)

 

Deaf/Hearing Impairment

I cover all of East Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh and The Scottish Borders (A68 up to Lauder).

Other areas can be negotiated

Areas Covered

ABOUT ME

'Speech and Language Therapy transforms lives'

- Giving Voice Campaign -

I am a fully qualified and registered Speech and Language Therapist offering a comprehensive independent service providing advice, assessment and tailored therapy programmes for children up to 18 years old. I also provide a specialist service for Deaf children and adults.

I have many years experience of working with a considerable number of Deaf children and hearing children with a range of conditions and syndromes that often result in speech, language and communication issues. These include Autism, Down Syndrome, Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, CHARGE Syndrome, Developmental Language Disorder, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy.

My Training & Qualifications include:

  • BSc (with distinction) Speech Therapy & Pathology from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • British Sign Language (BSL) Level 2

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Talking Mats

  • Working with Deaf People parts 1 & 2

 
 
 

Email: forwardspeechtherapy@gmail.com Tel: 07790893694

Email: forwardspeechtherapy@gmail.com Tel: 07790893694

Email: forwardspeechtherapy@gmail.com Tel: 07790893694

Email: forwardspeechtherapy@gmail.com Tel: 07790893694

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