Welcome to Speech Stuff.

The place for all things Speech and Language!

Who we are.


Julie

Senior Speech and Language Therapist


As a Speech and Language Therapist passionate about supporting children’s communication skills, I’ve created this as a space to share information, resources and ideas. I have extensive experience of working with children from 2-16 years with a range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

I studied to become a Speech and Language Therapist at Newcastle University and developed my enthusiasm for supporting children’s communication throughout the course. Since being qualified (2011) I have worked in the NHS in the North East and in Yorkshire, supporting children in the community, early years and school settings. I have also worked directly for schools supporting the individual needs of the children as well as leading on staff training and development in specific areas of Speech and Language.

I believe that communication is a vital skill in order to participate in a range of activities of daily living. Everyone deserves the support required to enable them to communicate effectively. I have worked with children with a range of SLCN and have particular interests in supporting children’s early language, speech sound development and selective mutism.

The information presented on this website contains ideas and resources to develop speech and language skills in children and is designed to support, not replace, consultation with a Speech and Language Therapist. If you are concerned about your child you should seek relevant professional advice. Every child is unique and requires individual assessment to identify their own specific needs.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any concerns you may have about your child or to support professional development within your setting.

What we do.

Assess


We offer comprehensive assessment of Speech, Language and Communication needs through observations, formal and informal assessment to set functional and realistic communication goals.


Assist


Following assessment, we offer high quality, evidence based therapy to assist the young person to achieve their goals (in the sessions and in their everyday lives).


Resource


We offer quality bespoke resources to meet the needs of each individual child to ensure they are motivated in therapy and to enable them to reach their goals.

Support


We help parents, carers and education staff with the information, resources and training they need to support the young person’s communication skills in their daily lives.