Speech and Language Therapist

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. – Plato

Deborah Stodel

BSc Log.(UCT) MS (Columbia University USA)

HPCSA Registration: ST 0008443
Practice number: 8211728

My speech therapy practice offers the services of assessment and treatment of people with communication difficulties, with a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. I offer both virtual and in-person sessions.

Children with autism often have severe auditory processing difficulties combined with sensory integration and emotional difficulties. Difficulty with meaning and making sense of the world makes communication very hard and it often takes repeated practice of the use of utterances in different contexts with different conversational partners to develop basic verbal communication. 

The level of communicative competence achieved by people with Autism is closely related to the development of social behaviour and cognitive ability.