About Happy Talkers

About Hannah

I started Happy Talkers because I love working with children and their families, and am passionate about providing effective, fun and evidence-based therapy. Effective Speech and Language Therapy gives children and those around them the tools and advice to enjoy building their communication skills and express themselves confidently.

I am a fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist with over 10 years experience. I have worked both for the NHS and private practice, including in schools, community clinics, client’s homes and hospitals. After having my own children, I made the decision to start my own practice to give me more flexibility to continue doing the job I love.

Specialisms

I work with children aged 2 to 10 years with a range
of speech, language and communication needs, including:
• Speech delay and disorder
• Language delay
• Developmental Language Disorder
• Communication needs linked to Down’s Syndrome
• Social Communication Disorder
• Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Professional Memberships

• The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
• The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
• The National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children (NAPLIC)
• Hannah also has a full DBS enhanced certificate and is part of the update service to allow online checks.

Qualifications

Clinical Communication Studies – MMedSci
(Speech and Language Therapy)
Graduated with Distinction
University of Sheffield

Sociology (BA Hons)
Graduated with 2;1
University of Durham

Passionate about communication

⭐ Here at Happy Talkers we are passionate about helping children and their families. We pride ourselves on providing high quality therapy, within a fun, supportive and creative environment.
⭐ Our play based, creative approach ensures our therapy is engaging and fun filled, at the same time as being effective and learning enriched.
⭐ All our therapy is tailored to the individual child, focusing on their strengths, needs, goals and interests.

About Speech and Language Difficulties

⭐ Speech, language and communication skills are absolutely central to our lives and among the most important skills we will learn.
⭐ Lots of children have difficulties with speech and language. In fact it is one of the most common issues preschool and primary school children might face, affecting around 1 million children in the UK.
⭐ These difficulties can affect children in different ways, such as expressing themselves, understand language, difficulty following routines, attention and listening difficulties and emotional difficulties.

Early identification is key

⭐ Early identification and intervention is key to help children reach their communication potential.
⭐ Speech and Language Therapists are professionally trained to help children who need support with their speech, language and communication.
⭐ We work closely with parents and teaching staff to ensure a collaborative, dynamic approach wherever possible.

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