Joanne Jones is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist with more than 20 years’ experience of working with Early Years children in the NHS and as the founder of her own preschool. Worldwide, she now helps thousands of parents online – giving them the knowledge and tools needed to support their child’s speech, language and communication needs.
Famous for her empowering speech therapy programme for late-talking children, ‘Can-Do’, Joanne also authored the Amazon best-seller Ditch the Dummy: The Gentle Way. A member of The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, Joanne has appeared on BBC Radio and ‘The One Show’.
Joanne explains why she prefers the term ‘late-talking’ to developmental delay and how she developed her unique ‘Can-Do’ Approach to speech therapy – right from the ethos and practical support she gives to parents and their children. She goes onto to detail the 5 Cs that she uses during the therapy process – Connection, Confidence, Consistent, Challenge and Consolidation.
Some helpful strategies that Jo discusses for practitioners and educators in settings, are moderating your language to meet the individual child where they are at; understanding their unique needs and how this may be displayed through behaviour.
We finish by discussing Jo’s 5 day challenges and her expansion of the Can-Do Approach around the world.
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