Using books to encourage communication in a speech and language therapy session

At Apple Tree we support children based on their strengths and needs rather than purely on diagnosis. However a diagnosis is often helpful for those who care for and work with children (and as they get older for children themselves) to gain a framework of understanding about their needs and to find appropriate resources and support.  We will support families, who are seeking a diagnosis and advise on onward referrals to other professionals as appropriate.  Get in touch if you would like to understand more about the process of getting a diagnosis.

The children we work with may have a specific speech and language condition such as:

  • Speech or language delay
  • Developmental language disorder
  • Speech or phonological disorder
  • Verbal dyspraxia
  • Selective mutism
  • Cleft lip and or palate including submucous cleft palate
  • Stammering

Some children we work with may have a broader diagnosis such as

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia
  • Pathological demand avoidance syndrome
  • ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Developmental delay or global delay or learning difficulties
  • Down Syndrome
  • Chromosome 22q11 deletion
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Sensory integration disorder