"The programme has made an incredible difference to my boy"

About: Lanarkshire Community Services / Speech and Language Therapy

(as a parent/guardian),

I was referred to this programme by my son's Speech Therapist. The programme started in December last year and finished last night and I can honestly say that I will miss it a lot. Following the advice from the group leader (Anne) has made an incredible difference to my little boy. He is now a happy, sociable, confident little boy. He makes eye contact, can initiate conversation and his imagination grows every day. It helps so much to be in a group with other parents who understand what you're going through. Nobody judges you and everybody listens. The work that Anne puts into these groups is incredible and I'm exceptionally grateful that I live in an area where this resource and support was available. It should be available for all parents of children with communication problems.

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Response from Pauline Downie, Professional Lead for Speech and Language Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy Services, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear Paddywack

Thank you very much for your positive feedback about the More Than Words Programme. I am so pleased to hear about the changes in your son in such a short time.

The programme is very well researched and developed over many years and it does give parents and families the knowledge and skills they need to make a difference.

Anne is a really experienced speech and language therapist and a great support but in the end it is YOU who have made the changes.

I hope your son continues to progress.

Kindest Regards


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