About

The Speech Grove is a Speech and Language Assessment and Therapy service run by Carolyn Webb, Senior Speech and Language Therapist. She graduated in 1990 from Trinity College Dublin. She is actively registered with CORU (Membership number: SL 015115).

Areas of specialist knowledge include:

  1. In-Depth Language therapy with school-aged children with severe Developmental Language Disorder up to age 12 years
  2. Coaching parents of young children aged 2 - 3 years, who may not be talking yet
  3. Treatment of speech sound problems and Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

Carolyn has worked in a range of settings including:

  • 3 years experience in Community Care SLT services with a general caseload
  • 9 years experience as part of a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team working with families of children with Autism (ASD), ADHD, emotional and behaviour difficulties
  • Secondment for 3 months to the Risk Assessment and Consultation Service for adolescents
  • 1 year experience in a Preschool Language Unit for children with severe Language Disorder
  • 7 years experience in A Junior Language Class, working with children ranging from 5 to 9 years of age with Severe Developmental Language Disorder and/or Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
  • over 7 years experience working as a private practitioner

Carolyn regularly completes post graduate training and incorporates new tools in her therapy toolkit to keep up with new approaches, and evidence based practice, including:

  • ShapecodingTM approach to Language Therapy (by Susan Ebbels, Moorehouse School, UK)
  • Hanen training in 'More Than Words' and 'It Takes Two To Talk' parent training programmes
  • DIRFloortime 101 training
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for children with Autism
  • Various approaches to speech sound therapy
  • Cued Articulation - for use with children with Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia