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, 8; Tom; 6; Osian; 3 and Etta; 1) 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.
SEN Appeal Assessments
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.
Autism Assessment- we could debate methods and their validity all day but ask me my views on key considerations in assessment in adults, my mind jumps straight to the challenges in the use of ADOS and ADI-r, which during my time were the ‘must do’ components of...read more
By Clare Holland (Highly Specialist SLT, Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion) “But he can speak?!”: if I had a pound for every time a police or detention officer said these exact words to me I’d have… well about £12- but you get the gist. Being a Speech and...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