Language Education Training Speech
Mob: 07712 400966
Registered address: The Old Treasury, 7 Kings Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO5 4DJ
Company number: 08911134
LETS Go! Speech and Language Service offers speech and language assessments and therapy for children from babies to 18 years.
Individual assessment – an assessment of the child’s current development and advice on the type of therapy and targets that would be appropriate to meet the child’s needs. This assessment would include some formal and informal assessment of the child and discussion with parents and/or school. A written report on the assessment findings and the development of appropriate therapy and targets is also offered.
Therapy services provided by Lets Go would consist of targets covering the relevant 4 domains of speech and language development; communication, speech, receptive vocabulary and language and expressive vocabulary and language. These target areas may include:
• Communication - pre-linguistic skills including eye-contact, joint attention, non-verbal communication, gesture use, turn taking; sharing; co-operation; attention and listening skills; requesting; initiating; use of context; maintaining topic
• Speech – listening and discrimination skills, production of symbolic sounds, single sounds, sound combinations, use of sounds in words, connected speech, syllable marking, intonation, rate and stress, fluency, intelligibility and clarity.
• Receptive vocabulary and language – understanding of single vocabulary words covering a range of syntactic categories including nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, time and quantity. In line with the development of the child and their vocabulary, language targets would be incorporated into the session and include; following of 2, 3 and then 4 key word phrases using a variety of constructions (e.g. action-object, object-possession, agent-action-object); understanding of grammatical markers (e.g. ‘ed’ past tense marker, plural ‘s’).
• Expressive vocabulary and grammar - as receptive targets are achieved, expressive targets following this same pattern of development would be covered; single vocabulary word production (including spoken words and sign) covering a range of syntactic categories including nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, time and quantity. In line with the development of the child and their vocabulary, expressive language targets would be incorporated into the session including; combining 2, 3 and then 4 key word phrases using a variety of constructions (e.g. action-object, object-possession, agent-action-object); the use of carrier phrase (e.g. I like..., I can....), using grammatical markers (e.g. ‘ed’ past tense marker, plural ‘s’).
Language Intervention Project:
Alongside the work of LETS Go! UK Becky is currently conducting a research project for her PhD at University College London into the expressive language skills of children with Down syndrome as this is reported to be a specific area of difficulty for this population.
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Speech and Language Services