Under 5's

Is your child under 5?

Perhaps you've just found out your baby has a hearing loss. People are using terms you've never heard before such as ABR and OAE's. Or along with their socks, your toddler is pulling her hearing aids off every few minutes.  

Children's first years are a very exciting time.  But new hearing technology and choices about 'communication options' can make them confusing and overwhelming.

We support families -  give them the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to ensure their child' s potential is reached. We aim for you to leave us feeling two inches taller - see your child do something you didn't know was possible. And be safe in the knowledge you can achieve it. 

Initial appointment (one and a half hours, £150)

We'll gather all the information we can from you and by letter from other professionals. We'll spend time talking to you as we want to  find out how things are going.  And what you hope for the future. By end of the session we will make a plan for how to get there.  We'll play together - find out what your child can hear - and begin to explore ways you can develop their communication. 

Follow up sessions (one hour, £100)

Most families attend once a month. They get lots of new ideas and time to put them into action. Sessions are fun and interactive, they take place at a table, in the playroom or kicthen, even in the garden. We make it as 'real life' as possible so you go home with the knowledge language development is in everything that you do.

Many families choose to have a standardised language assessment every six months and a set of short term goals. This is covered in a standard session but - if you need a report there is an additional charge.

Working together is key - bring siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles - anyone who is there to help you. If it's ok - we'll conatct your local professionals and share information and knowledge. 

 

Meet Charlie and his Dad. Charlie was born profoundly deaf and uses two cochlear implants to hear. He's just turned two and although he understands some words, he hasn't figured out he can use them to get attention.