Welcome to Steps2Speech
Steps2Speech is a Yorkshire-based independent speech and language therapy practice developed by Maria Cameron.
My philosophy is that each child has the right to reach their communication potential, and that, together with parents, I can help your child achieve this.
I provide individually tailored assessment and child centred therapy sessions which can be home based, in nursery, school or at my practice. My vision is to coach you as parents / carers and school staff to have the confidence to develop your child’s speech, language and communication.
I work with children aged 0 - 19 with a range of needs around:
- Hearing Impairment
- Understanding spoken language
- Putting words together in sentences
- Learning what words mean and developing vocabulary.
- Articulation ( speech sounds which may be slow in coming including children with dyspraxia)
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- High level Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Maria Cameron is a highly qualified speech and language therapist and teacher of the deaf with over 30 years’ experience of working in the field of hearing impairment as well as speech and language difficulties. Steps2Speech was set up in 2011 in response to a need for family centred therapy including highly specialist speech and language therapy for deaf children.
She has worked in a school for the deaf, a cochlear implant centre, as well as for two multidisciplinary assessment centres. Maria has been invited to give lectures across Europe, including Holland, Germany and Austria and has worked as a lecturer and course contributor for teacher of the deaf, MSc Audiology and Speech and Language Therapy courses at several UK universities.
She has completed the Part 1 training for Auditory Verbal Therapy with AVuk (specialist training for therapy with young deaf children) and continues to extend her expertise in AVT.
She is a long-standing member the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, The Association of Independent Speech and Language Therapists, is HPCP registered and holds a current DBS certificate.