ABOUT

My career as a Speech Therapist spans over 14 years. I am from Cyprus, graduated from the University of Patra, Greece, with a Bachelor degree in Speech and Language Therapy.

I have worked with children in private clinics, mainstream school, and home based support in Cyprus and Singapore.

My work as a speech and language therapist is combining academic studies, evidence based practice and years of experience forming unique relationships with my clients, their families and wider support systems.

I am specialised working with language difficulties in children, late talkers, articulation challenges, kids with global developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome and other syndromes.

I am a member of the Speech and Language association in Singapore and following up with all the latest courses and related seminars around the globe. I am using the latest techniques and approaches in order to tailor therapy sessions by meeting the individual needs of each child enhancing and maximizing the communication skills of each child, based to the severity of the problem.

All these years of experience and continues learning enabled me to approach accurately, and based to other clinical results, each child’s needs in order to regain independence, communicate effectively and resume activities of daily life.

I see my job as supporting you and creating in you the best therapist for your child.

I am trained in the latest techniques and offering the following specialist services:

Lidcombe Program – A behavioural treatment for young children who stutter. Parents are trained to measure the stutters, with monitoring and support from the therapist. An essential component of this program is delivering verbal prompts (verbal contingencies) to the child, referred to as ‘smooth’ and ‘bumpy’ speech.

PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets and is a tactile-kinesthetic approach. The therapist uses touch cues on the child’s face (jaw, lips, tongue), to support and shape the correct movement of these articulators (children learn to coordinate the sounds in words).

Talk Tools is an oral motor placement therapy approach. It incorporates sensory and tactile input, by using a range of designed tools, in order to develop and strengthen key motor skills, such as jaw stability, lip closure and tongue elevation and also to improve feeding skills.

‘Sequential Oral Sensory (S.0.S)’ approach to feeding – a program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ program – Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children who are late to develop their communication skills.

DIR Floortime – Floortime is a relationship-based therapy for children with autism. The parents get down on the floor with the child to play and interact with the child at his/her level. Therapist and parents engage children through the activities each child enjoys. They enter the child’s games and follow the child’s lead.

‘Makaton’ program – A language program that uses signs together with speech, in order to enable people to communicate.

‘Colourful Semantics’ – A program to encourage children to create sentences. This is initially taught by focusing on sorting out colours, which will then progress to an understanding that there are different parts that make up a sentence.

‘Learn to Play’ approach – It aims to facilitate the spontaneous pretend play ability of children who find it difficult to play.

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

  1. The Picture Exchange Communication System – a visual system of communication for children who are non-verbal
  2. Proloquo2go- a symbol-based communication app. It teaches kids how to express themselves.
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Talkies – Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Expression: Kids learn to develop concept ‘imagery’ and increase the complexity and length of sentences in expressive language.