I’m Chris Wade and I’m a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist based in Caerphilly, South Wales, but covering the whole of the UK. I live at home with my wife Nia; four small children (Izzy, 7; Tom; 4; Osian; 1 and Etta; 4 months old) and our Cockerpoo Dixie.
As a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist and experienced Expert Witness I specialise in thorough assessments of children whose parents are appealing Local Authority SEN / EHCP decisions with regards to Speech and Language Therapy and school placements.
I am experienced in delivering bespoke, engaging, training on a range of subjects within Speech and Language Therapy…
Online Speech Therapy
For the past decade I have provided Speech and Language Therapy to children, and support to their parents, via online platforms such as Skype.
Child Development Videos
In order to identify atypical (disordered or delayed) Speech, Language and Communication skills we must first know what typical development looks like.
Calling something a ‘delay’ and not a ‘disorder’ is a wholly tactical move Local Authorities and the NHS uses when writing reports for Statutory Assessments. Why? Because delays are understood to spontaneously ‘catch-up’ (via universal services) and disorders require...read more
Over the past 2 months I’ve had 16 SEN tribunals booked in and 5 go ahead; 3 be moved to a later date and 5 LAs concede before the date. The final 3 were a lovely example of what happens when 2-3 SLTs meet and are given authority by parents / LA to negotiate. I don’t...read more
Apologies for the layout and abbreviations in the below post as I’ve just posted it on twitter and copied it on to here for those of you who don’t follow me on twitter. I’m incredibly passionate about what I do and in ensuring the young people I work with are given...read more