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Communication tips and tricks, and the daily life of a Speech Therapist, Author, and Mum.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 07:56

Private children’s speech therapy in Manchester

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private children´s speech therapy in ManchesterA message from Nicola Lathey, head of The Owl Centre for Children’s Therapy:

Speech Therapy in Manchester for children´sI am very pleased to announce that we now offer children’s private speech therapy in Manchester.

The Owl Centre has been delivering children’s private therapy across an increasing number of counties in the south of England since 2011, so it was only a matter of time until we were able to offer private therapy for children in Manchester. We currently have a team of 3 speech and language therapists, who are vastly experienced and will be happy to hear from parents and schools.

As with other areas in which The Owl Centre has a presence, we hope that, over time, we will be able to add other private therapy disciplines in order to offer a multidisciplinary service.

In the mean time, if you are looking for private therapy for your child or children, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 18:50

WHO - International Disaster Reduction Day

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Today is International Disaster Reduction Day, recognised by WHO. I know this isn’t quite what the WHO had in mind when they created this international day but sometimes, when something goes wrong in a child’s world - something terrible such as their sandwich being made of bread rather than toast, or the route to school being blocked, etc. - it can feel like an international disaster, particularly if they have additional needs!

I’m sure you already know but using a visual timetable can make your child’s day as predictable as possible and thereby help avoid a disaster! I use an iPad app called ‘Custom Boards’ and it’s well worth a look. It can create visual timetables at the drop of a hat using its own photo library, google images or your own stored photos. Good luck - let’s hope today is a disaster reduction day, at least in our own little worlds.

(Just for the record, the real meaning of The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. So there you have it...)


Wednesday, 12 October 2016 18:31

Autism in Girls Video

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Today is International Girls' Day, and I recently saw this video of Professor Tony Attwood and really benefitted from watching it. I hope you will, too.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 18:16

Welcome to The Owl Centre

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Hello and welcome!


I am Nicola Lathey.  I am a Speech and Language Therapist, author, and founder of The Owl Centre for Children's Independent Therapy.  We started our journey in Oxfordshire in 2011 and we now cover many counties in England (and will soon be opening sites in Wales, too), providing a range of different therapies to support you and your child's needs. 


We are here to help you, so please feel free to call or email at any time if you need help, advice or support.  


We look forward to hearing from you, and very best wishes,



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