And if you’re asking “how can I be sure when I haven’t seen your child?”
I’ll say, “I haven’t met a child not capable of learning!”
I’ll also say, “In my 15+ years of experience, there are very few new situations or traits, which I haven’t encountered!”
I can also say with a high degree of certainty that…
MOST of the so-called Autism Traits I most commonly see in children (or their severity) are a reflection of the home environment in which these children live in, and therefore, if you can tweak aspects of the environment, you can most definitely improve your child’s outcomes!
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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)
First, I am not in a position to diagnose your child after seeing them in just 1 session, and besides, a speech therapist alone cannot offer an official diagnosis of Autism
Second, and most importantly, it is unfair to judge a child who hasn’t been exposed to the “ideal” before sufficiently exposing them to the “ideal”
It would be the same as saying there was something wrong with the feet of the child, who isn’t crawling, but who is also not being given a chance to, because they are always being carried
Or judging a fish by their ability to climb a tree…
You get the drill!
Besides, whether your child receives an official diagnosis of Autism or not isn’t the most important thing (particularly if you live in countries where a diagnosis doesn’t get you access to FREE services), knowing what to do to improve your child’s language skills, is
Whether you receive a diagnosis or not, but still identify that your child has undeniable social and language skills gaps, therapy is what they require!
Hi, I’m your teacher Lorna Muthamia-Ochido. I run a family-centred speech-language therapy clinic, the largest in East and Central Africa. My clinic has helped more than 40,000 children optimise their communication outcomes (in other words, I make children smarter ). My most important job however has been to empower parents and equip them with the necessary skills to mitigate their children’s speech/ language difficulties and set them on a trajectory of lifelong success.
Because I work in an underserved country, I have not always been able to make my services accessible to all who need it, which compelled me to find a way to get this much needed training out to parents so that they too can be empowered to make the difference in their child’s life. I am a mama of 3 (Mor- 11; Marwa- 9 and Mara- 5), so all these techniques have also been tried and tested with not just my clients, but my own children. I am also a proud homeschooler- I am passionate about enriching children’s learning journeys and bringing down barriers that prevent them from succeeding.
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No one can promise a ‘cure’ for stuttering, however, there are some effective strategies, which if applied consistently, can ‘manage’ your child’s stuttering. These video series teach some strategies that can help manage the stutter for children who are aged below 6 years.
Great question! No general course could ever replace an individualised speech therapy program. That said, these videos are meant to give you immediately implementable tips should they realise or suspect that your child has developed a stutter. I have found that parents who suspect their child may have a stutter, can in the time between the onset and seeking evaluation, inadvertently contribute to a worsening of the stutter.
These series can help you support your child’s speech, by acting as a stop-gap measure until you are in a position to seek evaluation from a speech therapist. In best case scenarios, these series can help get your child to become stutter-free. The tips I share here can also be used in conjunction with your child’s speech therapy plan.