Saliha Matarwala Speech & Language Therapist

Saliha is a paediatric speech and language therapist. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Since joining SLT for Kids Saliha has provided both individual therapy sessions and sessions within mainstream and special educational settings. Saliha has a natural rapport with children and values the time she spends with them.

Saliha enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and works closely with SENCo’s educational psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and educational staff. She feels communication between professionals and the family is vital to providing a successful and effective therapeutic experience.

Saliha likes to take a holistic approach when providing speech and language therapy, considering both the difficulties the child is experiencing and the impact theses difficulties have on their education, daily living, social interaction, relationships, family and confidence. Saliha understands the importance of providing bespoke individual therapy programmes for children with speech, language and communication needs. She tries to use resources that are of the child’s interest and makes therapy as fun and enjoyable as possible.

Saliha recognises the usefulness and value of supporting parents and helping them to understand their child’s difficulties and provide them with advice on how best to support their children’s development. She places great importance on educating others on understanding, recognising and supporting speech, language and communication needs.

When in schools Saliha takes a whole school approach to speech and language therapy by providing one to one therapy as well as educating staff and adjusting the environment to better suit the needs of children with speech, language and communication needs. This way the child is supported throughout their school day.

Education

BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy - Birmingham City University

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Saliha aims to take a holistic approach to Speech and language therapy, to help children reach their full potential through maximising their communication skills in everyday situations.

Saliha Matarwala

Saliha's specialities

Speech sounds
Language
Social communication

Saliha is registered with

Experience

Saliha has paediatric experience in both mainstream and special school settings, she has experience working with:

  • Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)

Professional memberships

Saliha works in accordance to the professional and ethical guidelines set by the HCPC and RCSLT.

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
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February 2015

SLT for kids

 

Early Talk Boost

 

PECS Level 1

 

Makaton Foundation

 

July 2015

BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

 

February 2014

ABA carer

 

September 2013

Play facilitator

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Saliha's Blog posts

Developmental Language Disorder: What is it?

You may have recently heard about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in the news and the papers as it has recently been a hot topic amongst Teachers and families. So whether, you are a parent of a child diagnosed or suspected […]

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Colourful Semantics

What is Colourful Semantics? Colourful Semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan, a Speech and Language Therapist based in the UK. It is a method of teaching children how to understand and build sentences. It is aimed at helping […]

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