Initial Consultation

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These are conducted within the client’s home and usually last no longer than two hours. The assessment is a relaxed formality which includes:

  • Direct assessment of the client’s current language and communication needs
  • Taking a case history from parents/spouses/carer

Once this assessment is completed Geraldine will provide

  • An indication as to the nature of the client’s needs or where possible a diagnosis
  • Whether an intervention is necessary
  • What intervention is required
  • Strategies that can be put in place immediately to assist the client and family

Written reports can be provided if requested but this will be at an additional cost.

For more information please feel free to contact Geraldine

What People Have Said About Geraldine Wotton ...

"Her advice and therapy is immensurable and I would recommend Geraldine to anyone whose child is struggling with speech and language. She supported me as a mother with a child with Autism and helped me to feel positive about the future for our son. She has helped him accomplish things I never thought possible."

Mother of child with autism

"Her years of experience mean she knows how to get the best from my at times very challenging daughter using praise, patience and humour. My daughter has been seeing Geraldine for 7 years and in that time made such progress with her that the difference is noticeable to children of a similar age. This progress is as a result of Geraldine’s skills."

Mother of Daughter with Down Syndrome

"Geraldine has worked with a variety students at North Hertfordshire College to ensure they receive the continued speech and language skills they require to access the curriculum, communicate with their peers and gain further independence skills in communication. The students related well to Geraldine and staff were able to use the strategies suggested throughout the week and feedback on their progress. Geraldine completed all reports and assessments in a timely and professional way and the students benefited from the feedback given. Parents/carers were able to use some of the strategies suggested in the home and reported that obvious improvements were being made by their son/daughter."

Course Co Ordinator for Adults with Learning Needs at North Herts College

"It was an absolute pleasure to see how Geraldine engages with her patients. The holistic and intuitive approach she adopts reflects the vast amount of experience Geraldine has in working with children and adults with a range of communication disabilities. I was inspired by the sheer joy and devotion she demonstrated in her work and it is no wonder her clients are so committed to her."

Student Therapist