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Articulation (Pronunciation) Therapy

Therapy aimed at making your child easier to understand. Children have an expectation to be intelligible (well understood) by specific times.

Articulation difficulties relate to a child’s inability to correctly enunciate specific sounds in words when talking.

Literature shows that children who have articulation difficulties or fail to acquire their sounds at the expected ages are more likely to develop difficulties with reading / spelling at school unless they receive intervention by a speech therapist.

Your child would benefit from therapy if:

  • Familiar people to the child find it difficult to understand the child at age 2 years
  • Strangers to the child find it difficult to understand the child at age 3 years or beyond
  • The child leaves off or substitutes sounds (from the beginning, middle or endings)
  • The child has difficulty saying sounds expected for their age (see below)
  • The child has a ‘lisp’ when talking (i.e. substituting ‘s’, ‘z’ or ‘ch’, ‘dge’ with ‘th’)

Intelligibility Expectations


This basically means that at 3 years, you should be able to understand over 7 to 10 words out of every 10 words your child says.


Consonant Sound Expectations


Bowen, C. (1998). Developmental phonological disorders. A practical guide for families and teachers. Melbourne: ACER Press

This is how we can support you to improve your child’s speech skills

Face-to-face Sessions

We offer face-to-face speech therapy sessions at one of 2 locations in Nairobi, so if this is accessible for you, we would love to support you in this way. Before any sessions commence, we would need to book your child in for an initial consultation.

Online Sessions

Telehealth can be a viable option for children, who for whatever reason cannot access face-to-face sessions. We run successful online sessions (telehealth) for children of different ages and presenting with different communication difficulties. Before any sessions commence, we would need to book your child in for an initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don’t. Any parent concerned with the progress of their child or any adult with concerns about their communication skills can self-refer themselves to our services. We do however work on appointments only. To request a call click here.

Watch my video on, ‘What is Speech Therapy?’

Watch my video on, ‘Does my child need speech therapy?’

We offer competitive rates. Please contact us for further details.

To make an appointment, use above links, and we will be in touch to schedule an appointment.

Yes. A number of our clients have personal/corporate insurance covers, which cover speech therapy services. We have arrangements with a select insurance providers, with their clients not expected to pay during any visits. Clients who have insurance covers that we don’t support are required to pay beforehand for any services rendered and seek reimbursement from their insurance (we assist with filling Claims forms).

Our office is open from 7.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 7.30am – 3.30pm. Our therapists are available for appointments during those times. Telesessions can be arranged outside of these hours.

Individual therapy sessions are 40 minutes in length. Before one commences therapy, an initial consultation (approx. 1 hour) is conducted.

Depending on the areas of need and severity, we may recommend up to 2 sessions per week. From experience, we have also found twice weekly sessions to be more effective. More intensive sessions can also be arranged. Watch my video on, ‘3 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Child’s Speech Therapy Sessions.’

Therapy length varies from one child to another. As therapy is individualised to each child’s needs and children progress at different rates, it is difficult to quantify the number of sessions your child will require. Parents can however accelerate progress by following their therapist’s guidelines and ensuring consistent practice of targeted areas is undertaken at home. Watch my videos on, ‘How Many Sessions Will My Child Need to Start Seeing Results?’ and ‘3 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Child’s Speech Therapy Sessions.’


I am a developmental pediatrician practicing at Gertrude’s children’s hospital. In this capacity I have worked with Lorna and find her to be very professional and passionate about her work. She is very thorough when evaluating children and is comfortable interacting with other professionals in a multidisciplinary team. She has been a pleasure to work with.

Dr. Alliya Mohamed, MD FAAP.

We first met Lorna when she was referred to us as a speech therapist for our son. After we saw how quickly our son’s speech improved (and how Lorna integrated academic concepts into the therapy), we realized Lorna has a gift for working with children. Lorna is someone you follow. Lorna…has our highest possible recommendation.

Mama & Baba Gabriel, and Samuel

Our very first meeting with Lorna gave me a great deal of confidence that i was finally at the right place. By the end of that first meeting i got to know for the first time the specific challenge areas that we needed to concentrate on so as to help my daughter along with her speech and i was also equipped with practical skills to further aid her progress. Six months down the line, my daughter can express herself much more clearly and this has given her confidence to make friends at school!


I know Lorna since that time for my son and do not hesitate to discuss with her any issue pertaining to her field. She gives all her time to listen and advices appropriately. I feel proud to recommend her to any of my colleague, friend or my patients, as I have experienced her services myself. Speech therapy services are quite few in the country and not really affordable for some. Lorna is working hard to provide an affordable, uninterrupted service that the country is really in need of. We really need to support her in this great initiative.

Dr Rohini Patil MBBS, MD (Paed)