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THE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY (SLT) SERVICE IS BASED AT HQ JETS, BLOCK B, EPISKOPI AND MRS DHEKELIA. WE OFFER ADVICE, TRAINING, ASSESSMENT AND THERAPY INTERVENTION TO ANYONE WHO HAS COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES OR IS INVOLVED WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES. 

WHERE CAN WE HELP?

We see people in schools, nurseries, Early Year’s setting, family’s centre, Medical Centres and people’s homes. We aim to work collaboratively with health, education, voluntary sector and families as communication involves everyone to ensure the best possible outcomes.


HOW CAN WE HELP?

Our caseload is mostly children with difficulties such as:

  • Late talkers
  • Speech sound-system difficulties
  • Articulation difficulties
  • Auditory processing and memory problems
  • Hearing impairment
  • Listening and attention issues
  • Difficulty understanding spoken directions
  • Difficulty putting words together in phrases and sentences
  • Higher level language issues (understanding implied meanings / following humour / understanding sarcasm / sequencing ideas together)
  • Stammering / Stuttering / Dysfluency (all the same thing!)
  • Loss of voice / hoarse voice
  • Co-ordination difficulties that may affect speech (dyspraxia) 
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Social Communication difficulties

And we do see adults if they have concerns about disorders of communication:

  • voice loss
  • stammering
  • post-stroke
  • degenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone (MND), Multiple Sclerosis (MS))

HOW YOU ACCESS THE SERVICE

We operate an Open Referral System – so that anyone can refer themselves or someone who they are concerned about (signed parental / guardian consent MUST be obtained before referral can be accepted). See referral form attached.

HOW WE WORK 

Our SLTs use Evidence Based Practice – that means that the intervention delivery and therapy programmes are based on current research and best outcome measures.

 

OUR TEAM 

Our team comprises of Principal SLT, Specialist SLTs, ESBA SLT Asst. and Clerk . SLTs are members of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists and HCPC registered:

Dawn Synnuck, Principal Speech & Language Therapist  2596 3324 Lydia Ebsworth, Specialist Speech & Language TherapistTherapist | 2596 3324

Georgia Christodoulou, Specialist Speech & Language Therapist | 2474 4465

Kelly Levett, ESBA Speech & Language Therapy Assistant | 2474 4465

Deb McEwan, Business Support AdministratorSpeech & Language Therapy 2596 3324



ANY QUESTIONS... 

We are very happy to answer any queries about speech and language development and welcome phone calls if parents / teachers are worried or not sure if children are developing communication at the stages and rate expected.

See also:  www.talkingpoint.org.uk to get guideline of expected stages of communication development.

 

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