My son (age 8) has been coming to the London Children’s Practice for the past 5 years for speech, OT and feeding issues. The practice has been wonderful in addressing and helping move on and develop all of my son’s personal and cognitive skills. My son has been coming to the workshops for years too. He loves them – many of the same children come each time and there is a great atmosphere. It is lovely for the children to be occupied in the holidays and for them to be challenged and stretched and learn as well as play. The workshops are great for social skills, turn taking and peer interaction. There is a great team of professional, young, committed and enthusiastic therapists who are on hand if there are any concerns. I would not hesitate to send my son to these workshops for as long as he wants to go, as I know how much he enjoys them and is always sad at the end when they finish.
My son really enjoys classes in London Children’s Practice and he made very noticeable progress in his development and self-confidence. I tried many therapists before, but nowhere was as effective as London Children’s Practice. He is going there every week now and we can’t wait for the next camp to begin!
Since coming to London Children’s Practice, my daughter who is diagnosed with autism and severely delayed in speech has become more confident. Her speech has improved; her understanding has improved. She is such a chatterbox now, we are working more on her responding back to us.
I’m not sure what we’d do without London Children’s Practice! The entire team has helped us immeasurably. My four-year-old autistic son has music therapy, SLT, OT, and attends an early years group session. Because there does not seem to be an early years provision in London specifically for autistic children, the early years session has been incredibly helpful. The combination of all his therapy has helped my son with self-regulation, eye contact, concentration, interaction, initiating activities, and speech, among so many other things. The therapists have taught us about developments in autism, sensory diets, PECs, food aversion, and a variety of autism-related topics, as well as given us tools to use at home. The therapists apply a gentle approach and genuinely care about the children. While in the waiting room, I have seen children run into the arms of the therapists once they see them. This, for me, says it all.
As a SENCO I have had almost ten years of collaborative work with the London Children’s Practice. Over the years, they have been able to provide my various schools with a reliable and professional team of speech therapists (and occupational therapists). They find me the speech therapist who is able to do the required hours, and in addition to teaching the pupils they are also able to do some screening of other pupils who perhaps do not require a full assessment. They also provide INSET training and regular reports for the school and parents. The speech therapists and I always encourage the school staff to go and observe the lessons from which they learn a lot about the individual needs of each child. The LCP makes my life so much easier and I hope to still be working with them in another ten years’ time.
SENCO, Rokeby School
Orla has worked at Spa for over six months. Throughout this time, she has been professional and approachable in all her work with staff and students. Orla works directly with students to complete insightful assessments. From these she delivers bespoke programmes of support. She sources high quality resources for individual students and models best practice approaches to staff. Programmes are developed and delivered which support pupils well. Orla is very responsive to the needs of the pupils. She is flexible in her approach and responds quickly to new priorities identified by staff as they arise. Orla shows sensitive understanding of the needs of the students. Orla has become a key member of the team here at Spa School. She has delivered high quality training to the whole school and is always available for advice. Orla communicates really well with all the staff she is working with. Her weekly summaries and reports make sure there is continuity in her work with us here at Spa. We really value her knowledge and expertise as well as her personable manner.
SENCO, Spa School
The Occupational Therapists have worked with children in school with a wide range of needs, from Autism to ADHD and sensory difficulties. The children have been well assessed and given realistic targets for the classroom and the home. Through their staff training and support and resource advice, the OT has helped the children access the learning and engage with school life much more actively! They love going to the sessions and can talk about how it has helped them. Thank you to The London Children’s Practice!
SENCO, Allen Edwards
Christine has worked incredibly hard to build positive relationships with all of our students. Her sessions have definitely had an impact, helping them to become more confident in class, as well as to develop their social skills. Moreover, Christine has worked effectively alongside members of staff within lessons, as well as delivering several whole school training sessions. She is a valued member of our team!
SENCO, Bolder Academy
We have been incredibly lucky to have Christine working with us one morning week this term. Her expertise has been invaluable, enabling us to engage some of our more challenging students in ways we hadn’t been able to do before. One of our students is an elective mute and is now communicating positively in lessons, another student’s phonemic awareness was well below age-related expectations and she is making excellent progress and another student on the autistic spectrum has been able to identify effective strategies for using appropriate social communication in the classroom. As a 14-18 provider, many of our students are struggling with established – and sometimes previously overlooked – speech and language difficulties. Christine’s support and advice is helping us maintain our commitment to inclusion and access to an increasingly demanding curriculum.
SENCO, Logic Studio School
The London Children’s Practice supports us in developing a positive multidisciplinary approach for our pupils. All specialists we currently work with provide invaluable support to both teachers and families. Our ongoing relationship with both Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists allows us to ensure barriers to learning are addressed, maximising all pupils’ potential. I find their approach professional, family centred and am extremely happy with the service they provide.
Learning Support Coordinator, St Paul’s Cathedral School