Speech difficulties in children can range in severity from saying one sound for another (e.g. cat – tat), to not being able to imitate any sounds correctly, resulting in an inability to use speech as a functional means of communication.
For some children it may be necessary to teach other ways to communicate while developing their speech sounds. These may include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices such as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) or communication apps e.g. Proloquo2go.
Lisa Collins Speech Therapy works with children with a range of speech sound difficulties
An individualised programme will be drawn up to suit specific difficulties, this may involve a combination of specialised interventions e.g. PROMPT(https://promptinstitute.site-ym.com/?) and Talk Tools (https://talktools.com/ ), in conjunction with traditional therapeutic interventions.