Worried your child is delayed in talking? Access Module 1 of my Late Talker’s Bootcamp.

A step-by-step video series to help your child to develop typical social & language skills
You seem to oscillate between conflicting positions with regards to your child’s language issues…

On the one hand;
You see how advanced your child is in some areas – they can count to 20, name most shapes, recognise colours and even recite the letters of the alphabet,

But, on the other hand, specific things leave you worried;
Like the fact your child won’t call you “mama”, and that they often don’t respond when their name is called.

You used to think they didn’t even know their name or perhaps had hearing issues, but you’ve had a hearing test done, which has confirmed their hearing is normal. What’s more, when you turn on their favourite cartoon, they come running!

All of that aside, you cannot rationalise the fact that:

Children younger than them are starting to develop more advanced language skills than them.

Your child prefers to play by themselves.

Your child is easily distracted, and hardly looks at peoples’ faces.

Your child seems to be “addicted” to your phone, the tablet or particular TV programs.

And your child has “explosive” tantrums, and sometimes will resort to “self-hitting”.

Why is it that your child can accomplish complex tasks like recognising the unlock pattern on your phone, but won’t wave “goodbye”?

Most people around you have told you that your child will eventually talk, and that you shouldn’t worry…

BUT, in as much as you would like to ‘think positively’ and ignore all the signs that all sadly point to something not being quite right, you know you now have to be open to the possibility that something actually is wrong …

Is it possible that your child may be displaying signs of Autism?

You have “googled” incessantly on the topic, and the more you read, the more it sounds like your child could be on the spectrum

The panic sets in each time you read about a characteristic that you see in your child

You feel utterly hopeless; you don’t know how to help your child

You wish someone could reassure you that everything will work out for your child

And you’re right! Things will work out for your child!

Children with Autism or Autism Traits do make brilliant progress through therapy


What if I told you:

  • Your child can learn to call you "mama" or "baba" and eventually be able to hold a conversation​​
  • Your child can learn to play appropriately with others
  • Your child can stop throwing tantrums and self-injuring themselves, and the key to this is them learning how to communicate​

WHAT IF I Told You, I Have Seen Many Children, With Symptoms Similar To What Your Child May Be Displaying, Learn To Socialise And Communicate

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!

What I have noticed in a majority of children, who have presented to our Clinic with language delays or concerns about Autism is that…

These children:

  • Have not had the opportunity to be taught different skills from what they display
  • May present with behavioural issues that compound their speech and/ language issues
  • Are too difficult to "engage" that what ends up happening is that everyone gives up when they start to throw "tantrums" and "gives in" to their demands...more screen time, 'don't play with me' demands, 'don't ask me to tidy up/pick up something', etc.
  • Receive very little "engagement" compared to the other children around them because again, they are "too difficult" to engage or they demand very little attention/interaction
  • Have most of their needs met for them, and sometimes pre-empted for them, so that they do not even need to communicate, because someone already understands and encourages the 'inappropriate' ways in which they make requests eg. screaming, gesturing, snatching, hitting, etc.

And, most often, these children never have anyone showing them how to ‘play’. Yes, they may have access to toys, but they play by themselves and often, they play very rigidly with the toys they have

I created this Watch n’ Learn: Autism Traits Series in order for you;

What you will get inside the series


of me ‘teaching’ the important bits about pervasive language disorders; more specifically traits that may be associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and to replace these with more typical language skills


of how to carry out some of the techniques
discussed in the ‘lecture’ videos

What you will learn from these video series:




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)

Progress through therapy

When parents ask me whether their child has Autism,
this is what I usually say to them…

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!

And… Who am I to be teaching this course?

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.

Does this describe your situation?

Frequently Asked Questions

After you purchase the video series, you’ll get an email from us with instructions for logging into your course.

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.