Laura Gozlan Drake

Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

I have worked for 15 years as a paediatric speech and language therapist with a wide variety of children and young adults with communication needs. I have experience in carrying out tailored assessments, setting individualised  targets and delivering targeted therapy.

Who I can help?

Children and young adults with

  • language delay
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Speech difficulties including dyspraxia
  • dysfluency
  • Social communication difficulties
  • higher-level language difficulties
  • non -verbal children who require Alternative and Augmentative Communication systems such as Makaton, Picture Exchange System (PECS), communication books, as well as communication software on Ipads/ Tablets and eye gaze technology.
  • dysphagia (eating and drinking difficulties)

I have also worked with many children with complex needs including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, learning difficulties and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Training:

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Parent Child Interaction
  • Shape coding
  • Lego Therapy
  • TEACCH approach
  • Lidcombe programme
  • Placement educator Training
  • ADOS assessment
  • Therapy Outcomes Measures (TOMS)