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Can anyone recommend a private SALT with experience of asd in London?

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NikandE Tue 05-Aug-08 23:30:42

We've been told the waiting time for our 2 1/2 yr old daughter to see the SALT could be around 6 months. We really want to start sooner than that and would appreciate any recommendations of private SALTs in London. My dd has asd and is verbally delayed. The consultant recommended 3 hour sessions a week to start with. Ideally I'd like to find someone with experience of hanen 'more than words' programme but any suggestions would be very gratefully received. Really struggling to find anyone!

drowninginlaundry Wed 06-Aug-08 08:58:38

good luck - I've been trying to find one for over a year, everyone is pretty booked up!

I know an amazing SALT in East London, she does miracles with ASD kids, she won't travel across town though and had no spare capacity last time I asked, but depending on your location worth a try?

silverfrog Wed 06-Aug-08 09:01:30

we used the London Children's Practice for an assessment for dd1. I think they do regular ongoing stuff as well...

SixSpotBurnet Wed 06-Aug-08 22:54:50

would you mind giving me contact details for the SALT in East London? That's where I live. Thanks.

moondog Thu 07-Aug-08 05:27:40

I would suggest looking into ABA too.

moondog Thu 07-Aug-08 05:29:21

I'm a salt with extensive ASD experience (in NHS).

moondog Thu 07-Aug-08 05:29:38

The consultant's recommendations are completely arbitrary. They don't really know.

drowninginlaundry Thu 07-Aug-08 06:47:58

Juanita Hurley
0208 532 9336, juanitahurley@hotmail.com

I've been begging her for a year to take us on but her caseload is full.

Mamax4 Thu 07-Aug-08 08:31:17

Moondog, are there SALTs in London who deliver speech therapy through ABA? Or should I go the other way around and start a home-based ABA program and get ST this way? It's just that a home-based ABA is much more expensive...

moondog Thu 07-Aug-08 11:06:58

I think there are one or two, yes, but as new to ABA don't know them. Try asking on Yahoo ABA UK online forum.

moondog Thu 07-Aug-08 11:07:41

Troouble is that a lot of slts don't 'get' ABA and can be hostile which is last thing you need.

NikandE Thu 07-Aug-08 22:02:01

thanks everyone for your suggestions! It's so frustrating isn't it...everyone seems v busy!

Davros Thu 07-Aug-08 23:25:30

we went to Ruth Jacobs YEARS ago and by chance the person we were allocated to used very behavioural methods which was luck, so you never know who you might get at a practice and how they might work......

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