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We are proud of the speech and language therapy we are currently able to provide.


Bright Stars is a pivotal service which Shine21 provides to you and your family. The purpose of the sessions is to provide high quality developmental support within a safe, informative and stimulating environment which is welcoming and supportive to all.

 The sessions will offer:

  • High quality, well planned, stimulating, developmental activities tailored to your child’s needs and developmental stage.

  • Support for parental involvement in your child’s learning and development.

  • Professional input from a qualified speech and language therapist. 

  • Target tracker which details your child's key focus. 

  • Access to resources used in the sessions.

  • Empowerment, our sessions are there to provide you with the knowledge and tools to best support your child.

  • Ideas, activities and opportunities that can be replicated in the home environment.

  • A place to celebrate your child’s achievements.

You will be invited to attend a session which is tailored to your child’s development. The group numbers are kept to a maximum of 4 children per session to ensure their individual needs are met. Your child’s needs and development will be reviewed on a termly basis.

All sessions are run by Gwen Toner who is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in Down Syndrome. Louise will also attend sessions to support where needed. 

To reduce distraction for the children, we encourage only one adult to accompany each child. Siblings and other visitors such as Portage Workers, Teaching Assistants must have consent by Louise and Gwen before attending. 

Feedback from the sessions is welcomed to ensure you and your child is getting the most from the sessions. We welcome a multiagency input therefore we welcome feedback and input from your child’s NHS therapists and other professionals involved in your child care.

All sessions at held at our Shine21 premises in Sutton on the Forest. 

Speech and Language Therpy (Bright Stars)

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