Solent Speech and Language have supported my son (who is now 13) since he started school. They have provided tailored 1:1 support for his severe speech and language difficulties, and independent advice to both myself and school, which was particularly beneficial during annual reviews of his Statement and transition to secondary school. Therapy has been delivered both in clinic and at school and it is ensured this compliments any on-going school programmes. The therapy is always explained and resources provided, so that both myself and the school can implement the programme in between visits. Therapy has included introducing Makaton signs, speech sounds, vocabulary/grammar and the Talk Tools Programme. They have also worked to ensure that my son’s speech, signing and use of a communication aid are combined, to achieve his full potential when communicating and he has progressed significantly in terms of both his confidence and skills.