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I take a positive approach to treatment. I try to make the process of learning to talk as natural as possible, minimising pressure, and maximising the child’s experience of success. Things should be much the same, in my view, with learning to read and write.

Doctor Aubrey Nunes

Helping parents worried about the speech of a child who can’t be understood

What do I offer?

I have been trained as a speech and language therapist and as a linguist. I have long experience treating a wide variety of speech and language conditions, voice disorders, and more

I have found that work with speech and language impairment is helped by the science of speech and language, known as ‘linguistics’. I follow a tradition going back to the 1660s.

I now specialise in the area where I have special training, experience and expertise – problems with the formation of sounds. words and sentences and related aspects of reading and writing, often diagnosed as dyslexia. Or where there is either no speech or language, or the speech is either limited or hard to understand, where the speech is either incomprehensible or unintelligible.

Significantly, I believe, these problems often run in families and go together.

What difference does it make?

For me, the point of clinical linguistics is to work out why the problems that some children have with speech and language take the form they do for children generally and as individuals, and how best to minimise their effects.

From my experience, research, and reading of the literature, I believe that the learner’s task is not about words, but POSSIBLE words – a much larger, but, I think, more interesting and involving task. So the clinical task is one of helping children discover how to build words as and when they want.

While the role of the tongue and the lips in speech is obvious, there is also what is known as the ‘prosody’, as in holly and hello, affecting every word in the language. This is part of how I treat.

Does my child need help?

For me, the point of clinical linguistics is to work out why the problems that some children have with speech and language take the form they do for children generally and as individuals, and how best to minimise their effects.

From my experience, research, and reading of the literature, I believe that the learner’s task is not about words, but POSSIBLE words – a much larger, but, I think, more interesting and involving task. So the clinical task is one of helping children discover how to build words as and when they want.

While the role of the tongue and the lips in speech is obvious, there is also what is known as the ‘prosody’, as in holly and hello, affecting every word in the language. This is part of how I treat.

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