Training & Consulting

What I offer:

Practical and collaborative training workshops, personalised to meet the needs of your team. Helping you to effectively support individuals with speech, language and communication needs.

Person-centred training focussed on the the specific needs of an individual. Helping clients to communicate effectively and become an active part of your organisation.

Fun, active workshops with a focus on communication skills, developing confidence in speaking, listening and communicating effectively.

Bespoke training aimed at specific areas identified by your organisation.

To whom?

  • Nursery, pre-school and Schools.
  • Independent Schools. Find out more…
  • Parents, families and carers
  • Day and residential care settings.
  • Adults, families and carers.
  • Community groups.
  • Charities and voluntary organisations.
  • Speech and Language Therapists  (Clinical Supervision, Coaching)

Range of workshops:

  • Attention, listening and language groups for pre-school children. 
  • Baby signing group for parents and families.
  • Hanen approaches for language development (individual families or groups).
  • Early years training: developing early communication, listening and talking.
  • Speech and associated literacy difficulties in the school setting.
  • Supporting children with language delay/disorder.
  • Supporting children with social communication difficulties and Autism.
  • Hanen approaches with Autism.
  • Visual timetables.
  • Objects of reference and using symbols.
  • Choice making and requesting.
  • Developing Communication Passports.
  • Creating a supportive classroom environment for individuals with Autism.
  • Communication challenges and how to find a way through them.
  • Using a Total Communication approach in your setting.
  • Creating a supportive environment for individuals with speech, language and communication needs.

Bespoke training - how does it work?

  • An Initial discussion of skills and training needs within your team.
  • Observation of clients and staff within your setting.
  • Recording video footage (with consent) to provide real life examples to use in training.
  • Flexible, interactive and fun training sessions to meet the needs of your team.
  • Follow-up sessions for questions, problem solving and coaching.
  • A cost-effective package providing specific support for your team and setting.
  • Face-to-face or online training is available.

Other services:

  • Clinical Supervision.
  • Coaching
  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy



How can I help?

If I can help you, or someone you care for, please get in touch for an informal chat.

Latest News

Monday, December 21st 2020

Social communication, PECS, Hanen and virtual Speech Therapy

We’ve come such a long way since we started therapy with you. We are incredibly lucky to have your support and professional expertise.” “Immediately after our call, C tried out the puppets and then put the puppets on me so he could feed them. Just not for the camera, oh well!... Full Story...

Friday, June 5th 2020

'Speech Therapy in lockdown'.

A message from a family receiving therapy under lockdown. What a lovely way to start June. Dear Kate We only updated the social communication sheet yesterday and are amazed by the amount of progress our son has made since February. We are thrilled with the changes - not just the n... Full Story...
Kate Biss has been an invaluable source of professional support to me. She has skilfully provided supervision remotely for a number of years. This has been an innovative way of working for me and has inspired me to start working remotely too. Her calm, knowledgeable approach to supervision has been highly enabling and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any other SLT’s considering using Kate.
Caroline Ayres SLT