Lynsey Reader BA(Hons) PG(Dip)
Welcome to Dulwich Speech and Language Therapy
We are proud to provide a wide range of Speech and Language Therapy services for children and young people.
What is Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech and language therapy supports individuals with a range of difficulties with speech, language and communication and/or are experiencing swallowing, eating and drinking problems.
Speech and language therapists are qualified health professionals, who must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). They assess, treat and support people of all ages. They work closely with other health and education practitioners such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical staff and teachers.
All children who receive speech and language therapy should have a full assessment in order to investigate difficulties and to provide in-depth information for parents, carers and other professionals.
Assessments usually last for about one hour and compose of standardised assessment materials, informal assessment and full case history.
Nursery and School Screenings:
These screenings are done in the educational environment and with prior permission from parents/carers. Screenings usually last for about ten minutes with the aim of identifying pupils who require further assessment or monitoring.
Most children are seen for individual therapy sessions in school, at home, in clinic or a mixture of all three.
All children receive a therapy plan that is tailored to their needs. These plans provide parents and other professionals with details of the long term aims and short term goals of the therapy, as well as details of the activities carried out during the sessions.
Some children require therapy in a pair or a group. Groups consist of no more than five children. The children are placed in the group that best suits their needs. They are always placed with children of a similar age.
We run groups for social skills, stammering, language difficulties and speech sound difficulties.
I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in July 2006 from City University, London. I have extensive experience working in clinic, school, nursery and hospital settings. I work with children from 0-18 years. I have experience in working with children with autistic spectrum disorder, specific language impairment, dyslexia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, phonological and speech sound difficulties, as well as younger children with delayed communication skills. I have been working in private practice since 2007. I set up Dulwich Speech and Language Therapy in 2014.
My aim is for all children to be effective independent communicators and my job is to break down barriers in order for each child to achieve their full communicative potential.