Meet Tania

Who I can help

I have experience in supporting both children and  adults with a range of communication difficulties such as:

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  • Autism (including PDA/PDD-pervasive developmental avoidance or disorder

  • Social communication difficulties including anxiety around social interaction

  • ADHD

  • Downs Syndrome

  • Delayed and disordered speech

  • Developmental and delayed language (DDL)

  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI) - difficulties correctly using sentences and grammar

  • Oral dyspraxia

  • Selective mutism

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Learning disabilities

  • General learning difficulties
  • Complex needs (i.e. more than one area of need)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder (struggling to process the words that we hear)
  • Auditory memory/word finding difficulties (difficulty remembering the words we hear or trying to find the right words to use)

 

I have worked for over 17 years as a speech and language therapist and I really love what I do!

 

As a mother of four I know how hard parenting can be, especially when you are worried about your child's development. I have helped hundreds of children struggling with speech, language and communication, and it is a real privilege to work with them and see their progress. I get so much satisfaction from seeing the positive difference I can make to my clients and their families.  It's a really rewarding job.

 

I graduated in 2002 from De Montfort University in Leicester and have extensive experience working as a therapist with individual clients, schools and charities across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and the Midlands.  I specialise in autism and learning disabilities, but I can help with all sorts of speech, language and communications needs, which are listed below.

Training & Memberships
  • BSc. Hons Human Communication, De Montfort University, Leicester 2002
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)

  • Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (MASLTIP) www.helpwithtalking.com

  • Registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC)

  • Fully DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service)

  • Registered with the ICO for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Registered with Vitality Healthcare www.vitality.co.uk

I have trained in and have extensive working knowledge of the following:

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