Communication is Key!

We have a fantastic Speech therapy team here at Timeout. Lorna is our head speech therapist and Hannah is our speech therapist assistant.


Their roles involve  accessing all children in our care as well as the pupils in our schools at Timeout, Riverbank and Brearley Hall. At this time Lorna and Hannah are focusing on the pupils within the schools, in the pipeline their will be specific intervention groups tailored to the children’s needs, the team will be holding weekly groups at both schools.

So what do Lorna and Hannah offer at Timeout?

They help with speech and sound difficulties, providing support and care for children. These difficulties can be caused by delayed development and difficulty using words.

The environmental factors are being able to string sentences together or language disorders which can be linked to trauma.

They help with the understanding of other people and the social aspect of making friends which is very important in school.

Currently the team are offering a training course to all care staff and teachers, called

An introduction to Speech, Language and Communication in Children with Attachment Difficulties and Complex Trauma.

if you would like to access this course please contact Lorna –

Lorna has also sent me some links to some really interesting sites regarding this subject, listed below –


The team also wanted to add if you have any concerns for a child with speech difficulties in our care please do not hesitate to get in contact to  discuss further, after all communication is key!

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