Literacy difficulty can arise from any of the areas discussed. Research has found a direct link between delayed development of receptive and expressive language, phonological processing, speech sound production and literacy difficulties / Dyslexia. Developing strong speech and language skills is an essential platform for the acquisition of literacy. Research has also found that early intervention in this area can significantly reduce the likely hood of ongoing and persisting literacy difficulty.
Leaving intervention until a child presents with real difficulties in school can be costly and I would encourage all parents to take pro-active steps in this area if there is any indication that your child has receptive and expressive language or speech difficulty. If your child is at the stage of learning how to read and write and they are struggling to retain the information taught seek assistance immediately. Children typically inhale reading and writing once immersed in a language rich literacy programme.
Having a literacy learning difficulty can be very specific and is in no way indicative of limited intelligence.
Justine will support you in developing strong literacy skill in your child, provide differential diagnosis and make additional referrals where possible. Justine can work closely with your child’s school to assist in your child’s development.
I contacted Justine about my 2.5 year old after his nursery raised some concerns about his mouth regularly being open and excess dribbling. Justine took the time to thoroughly understand the issue and the flags that nursery had identified as well as a detailed background of my son's life to date. She then provided us with some very useful advice but concluded we wouldn't benefit from treatment at this stage. I really appreciated her friendly and pragmatic communication and felt reassured after speaking with her that I knew how to help my son. I appreciated the time she invested, especially given it didn't result in any specific work for her. Thank you!
Justine is an amazing therapist, my daughter has been lucky enough to see her in London weekly for Prompt therapy for the past 3 years. My daughters speech has improved so much as a result of her seeing Justine every week. I’m so grateful she gets to see Justine and can’t recommend her enough.
I would recommend working with Justine, she is very kind, very patient and has found the perfect way to make my child understand, thank you so much Justine.
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