Thank You so much for your help with Oliver’s speech, it has come on beautifully since his lessons with you. He uses his K G and L sounds in his conversation all of the time, it’s wonderful to listen to. We decided to implement your techniques to try and sort out the Th sound and he is doing well and using it when reading,
My son Ben has been having speech therapy with Ellen for a term and his progress has been outstanding. Ellen’s approach is very relaxed and fun so Ben looks forward to his speech therapy each week. Ben’s younger brother Beau joins in with the games, she is down on the floor with the kids and they are engaged the entire session. Ben leaves the
I wish to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the valuable service provided by Ellen Nijhof following a brain injury I received. Over several months Ellen was always professional in her approach and involved me in setting the goals required. She consistently supported me to achieve those goals and to develop strategies that would not only assist me to be better able
My son Declan (3) struggled with pronouncing his words properly, making it hard for others to understand him eg he consistently left off the end of words. Ellen assessed him and identified key areas where she could help – around consonants at the start, middle and end of words. The sessions were held at our house, so Declan was in familiar surroundings, and all the learning was done through play, so Declan didn’t even realise he was working at his speech.
I sustained a traumatic brain injury and wanted to continue with my study to become a trained Early Childhood Teacher.
Ellen was appointed as my Speech Language Therapist and set about putting a programme in place to ensure that I could reach this goal.
Her approach to achieve this was to offer attention based exercises. We had set our goals that were to achieve me double checking my work, understanding a question to help me achieve writing essays and achieving my exams. We also undertook activities to switch my attention from one task to another. Ellen would tell me why we would do a particular activity which I felt helped me to understand her approach. I found Ellen’s approach successful as I have noticed a change in myself such as understanding a given task or social situation more and my ability to think about how to achieve a task or social aspect and achieve a positive outcome.