These testimonials are from parents who have used the services of Little Learners Independent Speech & Language Therapy Practice
"Jamie's speech has improved immensely. He is more confident at school and is doing better with his reading. His Teacher says that he is interacting much better now and joins in with others without needing encouragement to do so." Helen, parent of Jamie, aged 7, Kidderminster
"My son was identified as having a speech and language learning delay. Having done some research I began the magic that is Jessica Guerin. I'm not exaggerating when I say I expect she has seen every strop, tantrum or meltdown, my son was challenging at 18 months to say the least, but she has a way of connecting with your child.
William has developed and continues to evolve and is a thoroughly lovely 6 year old whose language continues to surprise me and our family and he is delighting his school teachers and friends with his personality.
Jessica has brought out his confidence and enhances our lives by allowing our son to find his voice, confidence and his own way. Her strategies work through games, play and turn taking and it focusses the child with a manageable target.
I would recommend Jessica to work with your child to identify how best to help them with their challenges." Mrs. Abi Phillips, Parent of William aged 6, Bromsgrove
"From our initial assessment meeting with Jessica Guerin in September 2013 we have been more than pleased with the service, advice, support and help that Jessica has provided to us, and our daughter on many levels.
The fact is that without Jessica's expert knowledge and experience we would probably still be wondering why our daughter couldn't speak more that 6 words or indeed was unable to communicate with us at all. This was due to our daughter's lack of understanding of language, which Jessica identified straight away and we were unaware of it due to the fact our daughter could mask her deficiencies, which again Jessica identified early on.
Jessica began by working on our daughter's attention span, to enable her to engage in the sessions effectively. We could not get our daughter to attend to a single play element for more than three minutes, but using her skills and experiences, Jessica was able to get our daughter to regularly sit at a table and concentrate on tasks for over 30 minutes.
Jessica then developed her understanding of the basic elements of language, all through clever play with toys and other learning aids. This was gradually increased in complexity over time. Throughout the session Jessica would be explaining to us what she was trying to achieve, and thereby passing on to my wife and I, the various development techniques to enable us to help our daughter's development outside of the sessions.
The result is that 17 months on, our daughter now understands what we are saying to her, and she can now say over 500 words, in short clear sentences - a remarkable achievement, and all thanks to Jessica's expertise." Dean & Jo Woodhouse, Dudley
"Thank you for your support over the past 18 months, it has made a huge difference to Louis, and to us. He is now doing well - his school years are very important." Parent of Louis, aged 8, Bewdley
"Sam is a different child since coming to you. His confidence in his own talking has come on in leaps and bounds. He's mixing better with his peers at school and his Teacher has commented on how his listening and responses to instructions have improved." Denise Watson, mother of Sam, aged 7, Gornal
"It has been a long, slow process for us, with limited support from the NHS Therapists. But after coming to you we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Amber's speech has improved dramatically over the past six months and we can see her growing in confidence on a daily basis. Our only regret is that we didn't find you sooner" Jacqui Wright, parent of Amber, aged 9, Halesowen