I am Liz Reeves a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist specialising in early years speech, language and communication and stammering support (for all ages.) Since graduating from Reading University in 2007 I have worked for the NHS with hundreds of children and their families to develop their communication skills. I set up Budding Communicators to allow me to be able to offer 'more' to the families I work with: more time, more choice and more progress.
I specialise in play based speech and language therapy, therapy targets are carefully integrated into play so your child learns whilst having fun. I love making children laugh and never go far without a pot of bubbles.
I am a mum of two young children and offer appointments between 9am-2.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, term time only. Online support for stammering can be provided outside of school hours where appropriate.
I have extensive experience supporting children with the following:
Speech Delay and Disorder
Language Delay and Disorder
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Parent-child interaction and early play development
Non-verbal and late talking pre-schoolers
Phonological awareness difficulties
I have had additional training to enable me to offer the following therapy:
Hanen's: 'It takes two to talk' for parents of children with language delay.
'More than words' for parents of children with social communication difficulties.
Learning language and loving it (for early years practitioners.)
Lidcombe programme for children who stammer.
Palin PCI therapy for children who stammer
Swindon fluency Course for children aged 7-18 who stammer.
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS.)
In addition I am a qualified NLP and Hypnosis practitioner which can be helpful for supporting young people who stammer.
Please contact me to find out how I might be able to help you and your child.
WHAT DO OTHERS SAY?
IG - AGED 7
Thank you for teaching me and my brother our sounds. We both speak perfectly well because of you.
Our youngest faced a few challenges during the pregnancy and has been a slower developer post-natal. He is a bit smaller than others, he was pretty late walking and his speech was slower to develop. After discussing options with staff at the Nursery for assistance with his speech Liz was recommended to us. Liz is very personable and easy to talk to and evidently very knowledgeable. She suggested a number of methods for engaging our son in language, through simple repetition and games we could do at home and make routine. She also came and spoke to nursery staff with us to support their approach and get some consistency with the things we were trying at home. His speech is really improving and we are really grateful for Liz’s input and ideas to try things we wouldn’t otherwise have thought of. Hugely appreciated!
LOCAL 'OUTSTANDING' NURSERY OFSTED FEEDBACK ABOUT AN INFORMATION SESSION DELIVERED BY LIZ.
Parents state that one session that focused on communication and language was highly beneficial, giving tips such as slowing down speech when talking to their children.