N. was brought to me by his parents when he was 22 months old. They were unsure whether his language development was on track or not, and worried. He was very young to bring to Speech Therapy- and his parents were so right!
Early intervention is crucial - so that parents can be reassured and access advice and guidance.
N. and his parents came to see me on a monthly basis, reducing to three-monthly, over the next year. I observed, played, offered tips and encouragement. N’s parents and grandparents became increasingly confident as the months passed, and N’s language and social skills blossomed in response to his family’s input.
Two months before his third birthday, he was assessed at the Child Development Clinic. His mum sent me this message afterwards:-
"N. was assessed at the child development clinic by SLT, occupational therapist and physiotherapist. They all said that his development was fine so the consultant discharged him. Thank you again for your support and advice- I don't think he would have progressed so much without your help.”