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Speech and Language Therapy Sutton Coldfield

Speech and Language Therapy Sutton Coldfield

Hello and welcome to ‘Happy to talk’. My name is Gail Andrews an independent Speech and Language Therapist based in Sutton Coldfield.

Communication is a vital skill that all children need to learn, without it they will not reach their full potential. So, as a parent, it can be very worrying when your child seems to be having difficulties. Maybe you are concerned because your child’s speech is hard to understand? Or perhaps they do not talk as well as other children their age? Or maybe your child sometimes doesn’t seem to understand you? Or maybe they have started to stammer? If so Speech and Language Therapy may help.

I offer a friendly, individual service to families in their own homes across Sutton Coldfield, North Birmingham, Walsall and Lichfield.

Please feel free to ring me on 07929-512-740 or email me gail@happytotalk.co.uk. I would be happy to talk.  There may be no cause for concern but you will feel better having spoken with a professional.

COVID- 19 : Video Speech Therapy

We were really excited to try out Gail's new virtual speech therapy, and a little nervous at first as it's such a different concept! The session was great though. Reece loved interacting on the computer and being able to see Gail and speak to her but also play games with her on the screen. The exercises used were varied and fun and broken up with chances to move about. Reece can't wait until the next time and I feel reassured that during these challenging times we can continue to work on his development.

Helen, Sutton Coldfield

You're help was invaluable to us, and we really appreciate everything you did

Tyler was 3 years old when we started our sessions, he only had 4 sounds in his sound system and we were very concerned. Gail was very encouraging and kept Tyler engaged the whole session. His speech improved massively after only a short time. Gail gave us lots of things to do in between our sessions to help Tyler and went beyond our expectations. There is nothing like hearing ‘mommy’ for the first time, and Gail gave us that. Highly recommended!

Kayleigh and Adam (Tyler's parents)

Gail worked really well with Jess

She was very patient and caring and made the activities fun.  She really helped us, as parents, to understand how we could support Jess's language development and also understood our anxieties.  We have seen a few Speech and Language Therapists and I can honestly say that Gail's experience really showed during our sessions.  If and when we need SALT input again I will definitely call Gail.

Angela, mum of Jess (now 5)

We had the pleasure of meeting Gail after a friend’s recommendation

She came to our home to meet our 9 year old son and help him with his difficulties with his stammer and worked with him intermittently over 2 years.  We were surprised and impressed that she not only wanted to get to know our son (C) but also the rest of the family too and she spent time with us all.  She helped us see that we had to help C as a family with all of us working together.  She was great with C and understood him and his needs, working through play and laughter.  Apart from being professional and knowledgeable about speech and language, she is a thoroughly nice person, understanding, helpful and honest so it was a pleasure to have her in our home.  The techniques she taught us have greatly helped C and I’d have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.”

Bobbie (mum of C)

Gail built a good rapport with my son very quickly as well as the rest of my family

Gail was my son's speech therapist and in a very short time I saw the impact of her work. Gail built a good rapport with my son very quickly as well as the rest of my family. Gail used child centred activities which were also very challenging to aid his progress. This lead to my son's speech improving as well as his self-confidence and self-esteem. Gail always took the time to explain the purpose behind each activity or any homework that was set for him which l found extremely useful. I was very happy with her work. I have no reservation in recommending Gail’s work and would not hesitate to call her if l needed her help again.

Mrs J Morris mother of a 9yr old son

Our family has really benefited from Gail’s professional help

She was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and understanding of our needs. She worked together with us on various strategies that our whole family were involved in. Over a short period of time, we are delighted that our 6 year old son has overcome his stammer and is growing into a confident, happy boy. We would thoroughly recommend Gail & her great service.

Sarah D

Gail helped my daughter enormously with her speech and pronunciation of key sounds

She made the whole process fun for her so that even after a long day at school Hannah was engaged and learning. And she explained it so well to me as a parent that it was easy to know what to look out for and how to correct it in everyday situations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Claire, Mum of Hannah aged 8

We couldn't have been happier with Gail's teaching or the results

Holly really enjoyed her speech therapy. She looked forward to the sessions and made excellent progress. She's now 6 and has no speech problems whatsoever. We couldn't have been happier with Gail's teaching or the results.

Emily, Holly's mum

Gail provided the most amazing support for my twin girls Scarlett and Lara

We discovered that the NHS route would take some time so decided to contact Gail who initially worked with the girls (and us) on a weekly basis. Gail was able to identify the key areas for us to work on.  To have this understanding really gave us insight into where we needed to focus our attention.  The girls loved to see Gail and her ability to make the sessions fun, hold their attention whilst developing their speech was impressive. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional at all times. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Gail to others, she made a big difference - thank you Gail.

Kate (mum of Scarlett and Lara)