Highly Professional Speech and Language Therapists in Sussex.
The Owl Centre boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapists in Sussex
The Speech and Language Therapists at The Owl Centre in Sussex combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
Sophie Church PG Dip., BA (Hons), MA, MASLTIP, MRCSLT
Sophie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2015. Prior to training, she worked for two years as an Individual Needs Assistant and supported children with speech, language and communication needs. It was while delivering regular therapeutic interventions that Sophie developed a passion for speech and language therapy.
After qualifying, Sophie joined the NHS children’s service in East Sussex where she worked with children aged 2 to 19 years old in clinics, nurseries, primary schools, a language unit, a special secondary school and a further education college.
Sophie has worked with children with a range of speech, language and communication needs including: Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), language disorder associated with biomedical conditions, speech delay / disorder, stammering and selective mutism. She has also worked with children with Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder and Global Developmental Delay.
Sophie is trained in the Lidcombe Programme (for children who stammer), Shape Coding (a language intervention), The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Makaton and the Down’s Syndrome Training delivered by Symbol UK.
Sophie believes in building good rapport with children and their families. Each child will have clear, measurable therapy goals and these will be targeted in therapy sessions. The sessions are tailored to each child’s individual needs and Sophie uses resources that are fun and motivating. Depending on the child’s interests, these resources might be based on Pokemon characters or Tottenham football players!
Sophie works closely with parents, helping them to understand their child’s strengths and needs, while also giving them skills and strategies to support their child. Sophie has children of her own and understands the everyday challenges of family life. She therefore recommends activities that are family-friendly and that the child will enjoy doing at home.
Sophie can provide home, nursery or school visits across west Kent and East Sussex, including (but not limited to):
- Battle and surrounding villages
- Tunbridge Wells and surrounding villages
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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