Kate Tryhorn Speech and Language Therapist

Kate Tryhorn - Speech and Language Therapist,  BA (Hons)

Kate graduated from The University of Reading in 1998 with a BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Language Pathology. She started her career working for the NHS Speech and Language Therapy Service in Dorset where she built her expertise working with pre-school and school aged pupils and their families in community clinics, schools, pre-schools and Sure Start children’s centres. She developed a special interest in dyspraxia and developmental language disorder whilst working within a specialist pre-school language base.

Kate is passionate about collaborative working practices. She works with families, alongside education staff and other professionals, to ensure children are supported and that their individual needs are fully understood by everyone involved. Kate provides high quality training sessions for pre-school and school staff in the identification and development of speech, language and communication skills.

Kate has an excellent knowledge of assessment and intervention approaches, ensuring that all work follows best practice guidelines and is evidence-based. She is committed to developing and maintaining her expertise by regularly updating her skills and knowledge.

Kate can provide assessment and intervention for:

  • Developmental language disorder / language delay
  • Speech delay / disorder
  • Verbal dyspraxia
  • Articulation difficulties
  • Stammering in the early years
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Social communication difficulties

Useful Hints and Tips

Training for Early Years Practitioner: ‘I feel more confident in dealing with and identifying children with speech, language and communication needs. I am more aware of the small, simple ways to help our day to day running of the setting and interactions with the children. Thank you for lots of useful hints and tips!’
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2018-02-27T20:30:51+00:00
Training for Early Years Practitioner: ‘I feel more confident in dealing with and identifying children with speech, language and communication needs. I am more aware of the small, simple ways to help our day to day running of the setting and interactions with the children. Thank you for lots of useful hints and tips!’

Extremely Impressed

Parent: We are extremely impressed on how, under Kate's direction, J's speech has improved. She formed a very good relationship with him, developed games and resources to assist his development as well as helping his school improve his speech. She was always available to discuss his speech program and progress. He was very sad when he was 'signed off' from her! We would strongly recommend her to anyone with a child with speech or language problems.
5.0
2018-02-27T13:34:12+00:00
Parent: We are extremely impressed on how, under Kate's direction, J's speech has improved. She formed a very good relationship with him, developed games and resources to assist his development as well as helping his school improve his speech. She was always available to discuss his speech program and progress. He was very sad when he was 'signed off' from her! We would strongly recommend her to anyone with a child with speech or language problems.

Clear, Friendly and Informative Speaker

Training for Primary School TA: ‘Kate has been a very clear, friendly and informative speaker.’
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2018-02-27T20:35:13+00:00
Training for Primary School TA: ‘Kate has been a very clear, friendly and informative speaker.’

Inspired to Try New Activities/Approaches

Training for Pre-School Deputy: ‘Thoroughly enjoyed all sessions. Each session has sent me away feeling inspired to try new activities/approaches with certain children in my setting. Thank you!’
5.0
2018-02-27T20:31:59+00:00
Training for Pre-School Deputy: ‘Thoroughly enjoyed all sessions. Each session has sent me away feeling inspired to try new activities/approaches with certain children in my setting. Thank you!’

Big Difference in Staff Practice

Training of Pre-School Leader: ‘I have now sent 9 members of staff on this training course and we have seen a big difference in staff practice which has impacted on the children’s development.’
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2018-02-27T20:29:22+00:00
Training of Pre-School Leader: ‘I have now sent 9 members of staff on this training course and we have seen a big difference in staff practice which has impacted on the children’s development.’

Time to Genuinely Listen

Parent: Kate's skills as a speech therapist have been invaluable in helping our teenage son with Asperger's to cope with the pressure and stress for these two years running up to his GCSEs. She also assisted him greatly in improving his social skills. Whenever we had any concerns as parents, she was always there, finding the time to genuinely listen before putting a strategy in place and always kept us informed of our son's progress. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring a speech therapist.
5.0
2018-02-27T13:35:06+00:00
Parent: Kate's skills as a speech therapist have been invaluable in helping our teenage son with Asperger's to cope with the pressure and stress for these two years running up to his GCSEs. She also assisted him greatly in improving his social skills. Whenever we had any concerns as parents, she was always there, finding the time to genuinely listen before putting a strategy in place and always kept us informed of our son's progress. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring a speech therapist.

Comprehensive and Useful Report

Parent: Her comprehensive and useful report included recommendations which have been implemented in school and have proved invaluable in helping our son make progress with his with his language skills and gain confidence more generally with his learning.
5.0
2018-02-13T15:29:20+00:00
Parent: Her comprehensive and useful report included recommendations which have been implemented in school and have proved invaluable in helping our son make progress with his with his language skills and gain confidence more generally with his learning.
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