Chatterbox is the Speech and Language arm of York Down Syndrome Support Group.
Following the retirement of Kath Pringle (our wonderful Speech and Language Therapist) in 2023, we are delighted to announce that preparations to restart Chatterbox are well underway with Gwendolina Toner, (who is the Speech therapist for the national Downs Syndrome Association). We anticipate restarting Chatterbox at the end of Feb 2024. Currently Chatterbox is FULL, however if you would like your primary aged child to be added to our Chatterbox waiting list for assessment please get in touch via the email email@example.com
We run 2 Speech & Language groups in York for primary school children. The sessions are delivered by our qualified specialist Speech & Language Therapist.
Each group meets weekly during the school term, for approximately 50 minutes. We alternate sessions between "in person" at a local school and online "zoom" sessions.
Each child is accompanied by a teaching assistant, to give support to join in and to enable activities to be repeated and skills consolidated in between sessions. Sessions are designed to be highly motivating and tailored to individual needs, with games and songs incorporating work on speech, language, signing skills and social interaction.
To learn more about each of these groups, or if you would like to discuss your child accessing 'Chatterbox', email firstname.lastname@example.org