At SLT for Kids we tailor therapy according to the child’s needs, some children benefit most from therapy being delivered in the form of group therapy. This allows children to naturally practise the skills they are learning in a safe environment as well as develop their social interaction skills with their peers.
Our speech and language therapists have knowledge and experience to work with children with a variety of difficulties in the clinic environment. We can provide assessments followed by group therapy for children who have difficulties with attention and listening, speech, language and communication. With our help we can help children reach their full potential.
Benefits of speech and language therapy groups
SLT for Kids have a range of knowledge on many different speech, language and communication difficulties, we can provide group therapy to help children overcome or manage their difficulties. We can work closely with each child’s difficulties and the children's parents through our group therapy.
Speech and language therapy can be highly beneficial for your child:
- Direct intervention based on the child’s needs to suit the group.
- Child given the ability to make friends with similar difficulties to them.
- Parents are able to understand more about speech, language and communication needs.
- Improved understanding on how best to communicate with children with speech, language and communication needs.
- Individual reports for each child who attends the groups.
SLT for Kids provide four types of groups in clinic to target commonly occurring difficulties. The groups provided are:
Attention and listening group
The attention and listening group is aimed at children who struggle to attend to adults or an activity for an extended period of time. Children suitable for the attention and listening group find adult led activities, shared attention, listening to instructions and information difficult.Read more..
The Language group is aimed at children who are having difficulty understanding language and / or expressing their thoughts and feelings. Children who are suitable for the language group may find it difficult to understand instructions, tell a story or may produces sentences with words in the wrong order.Read more..
The speech group is aimed at children who struggle to produce the correct sounds, Children who are suitable for the speech group may have unclear speech, difficulty producing certain sounds, as well as difficulty differentiating between sounds.Read more..
Social communication group
The social communication group is aimed at children who struggle with communicating with others in an appropriate manner. Children who are suitable for the social communication group may find it difficult to use or recognise non-verbal communication, a range of language styles or maintain and repair conversations.Read more..
What will each group include?
Each group will be delivered by an experienced speech and language therapist, and each child will receive the following:
- An initial assessment to identify your child’s difficulties.
- Group intervention (and one to one treatment if necessary).
- Regular monitoring to adapt group therapy and reviews of child’s progress.
- Individual reports at the end of therapy highlighting goals, aims of therapy, improvements and recommendations.
When and where are the SLT for Kids groups carried out?
SLT groups are offered in clinic at any time suitable to the group. One of our speech and language therapists will deliver the groups within school and groups can run throughout the school day.