10 Surrey Lodge
19 Surrey Road
My name is Amanda Press and I am a speech and language therapist with a passion for learning and supporting children who have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety and mental health needs. Often children don't have a specific diagnosis but continue to experience social learning challenges, language and communication issues, and mental and emotional regulations problems that impact on their lives. My approach includes listening to the families story and hearing how even small changes and events can impact a child's development. It is always important for me to put the child at the center of the assessment and therapeutic process and work with families and schools were possible.
Does your child have difficulties with?
Language delay and/or disorder
Speech and Stammering
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Social Thinking and related skills
Executive Function skills/organisation, planning, impulse control, working memory
Our services are offered in schools, clinic and home settings. I work with many dedicated and talented professionals and I am also a mother to 2 wonderful boys.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2002 I qualified from City University, London as a speech and language therapist and since then have worked with children of all ages with a wide range of difficulties including those with an autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s and those without a diagnosis but who continue to struggle with social learning challenges. I have currently completed a Masters in Psychology and Mental Health and am working on my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
I have also worked within the NHS in schools and clinics with occupational therapists, psychologists, special educational teachers, play therapists and parents to assess plan and carry out intervention for children with ASD.
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My services include:
- Speech and Language assessment and report
- Social Thinking assessment and report
- Social emotional assessment and report
- Therapy sessions in school and/or clinic
- Annual reviews
- Contribution to EHCP's
- Joint working with NHS therapist and other service providers
- Collaborative working with an Occupational Therapist specialised in sensory integration and attachment disorders
- School Training and workshops
- Friendly and professional service from start to finish
Please contact me for more information on how I can support you and your child.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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