My son Thabo can sense people with compassion and is easily drawn to them. Nicola is very sweet and warm in nature and I believe that got Thabo’s attention. Thabo had several sessions with Nicola at her practice, and there are other instances where I could not take Thabo to the practice and Nicola would have sessions with Thabo at home. I was really amazed that Thabo adapted and the session were fruitful either at home or at the practice. I can allude all this to the care and warmth of the therapist. Thabo is always looking forward to his sessions as he has become friends with Nicola after all these years. If we had to choose again, it will still be Nicola!
I have 2 kids, a daughter aged 4.5 years and a son aged 7 years who get speech therapy with Bianca. My son started in 2019 and my daughter in June 2020. Both were diagnosed with autism, and both have speech delays and auditory processing disorder. My kids love their therapy sessions with ‘Tannie Bianca.’ They can’t wait to get into the car. Bianca is lovely with the, she is patient but also strict when necessary. My daughter is already improving to a point where we can actually understand her.
What drew me to Nicola were the AAC pictures in the bathroom. I immediately thought this was exactly what Liam needed. I quickly found out the details of the therapist and from there it was all ready to go. We had wonderful therapy sessions with Nicola for my son Liam and she related to him so well. There was never a dull moment. Sessions with Nicola were always fun and had Liam in hysterics. We will never forget the sessions we had with Nicola which were such fun! Thank you to Nicola and her wonderful practice.
We have been using spell to communicate for just over two years. This was the missing puzzle for our son Tholu who is 12 and non-speaking. It has given him the platform to express himself and this indirectly resulted in a marked reduction in his meltdowns. We were initially made to believe he was challenged cognitively, and S2C assisted us in realizing all his capabilities and gifts. We remain grateful to Bianca, Nicola and team for all they have done for our kids. May God bless you beyond your comprehension. This has been a life changer for our family and we pray more kids like Tholu get to experience this breakthrough.
Thobile and Lumka
As parents of multiple children with autism there were times we were sometimes overwhelmed and close to giving up but Nicola was relentless and discovered a revolutionary method (S2C) to communicate with our completely non-speaking son, Deepak. He has literally found his voice. We have no words to express our astonishment at the progress of all the children with Spelling to Communicate.
Joseph and Rezy
Jonathan absolutely loves spending time with Nicola: she has a special way with him and understands him. He’s very comfortable with her because of her huge heart for people like him, and she has worked hard at gaining knowledge and understanding of the challenges that people with dyspraxia and autism face. Jonathan and Nicola have been doing Spelling to Communicate since she discovered it, and it has been like a light bulb in our lives. It is very hard work for him but it’s amazing to see how much he actually knows and understands, and how empowering it is for him to be able to communicate words and concepts that he can not verbalise at this point. We are so grateful for Nicola!
I highly recommend this practice. If your child is facing any language and communication problem, this is the exact place you need to go. I am very satisfied with the speech therapy sessions, as I can see real progress in my 3 and a half year old son. We had been struggling with his speech delay before deciding to attend these sessions. My special thanks to Ms Cayla James for her patience and great dedication to her work.
Nicola has been with our son Zekwande since the age of 3. She has played a big role in helping my family cope with raising an autistic child. Nicola has over the years tirelesly strived to find the best intervention for autistic children through research and engaging practitioners in her professional space and always advising us. Our biggest achievement was when Zekwande was introduced to S2C and for the first time he could express himself and articulate his purpose in life. Zekwande continues under the guidance and assistance of Nicola and colleagues at S2C to amaze us with the sense of contentment regarding his autism and how he intends to use such to help parents and fellow autistic children. Zekwande has grown to be very happy, independent and self-regulated young man and we are heavily indebted to this journey. This is to the future!!