We have a clear aim at Chatterbox, to help make a difference to both children and adult’s lives by connecting therapy and educational services in a fun and safe learning environment. We provide commitment and a caring attitude, professional excellence and open communication to facilitate a partnership of trust with families, which helps everyone to reach their goals.
We understand that an integrated and balanced approach is essential in assisting you and we are committed to finding the right solutions for your family. We are here to help you through every step, from diagnosis to devising a treatment plan. We provide a wide variety of therapy and educational programmes and if we cannot provide a particular service, we can put you in touch with others who may be able to help.
We have so much to offer, please look through our full range of services and if you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.
Our modern and spacious new facility, located at Bermuda House in in George Town has 7 therapy rooms, a spacious Early Years Programme and a training suite for workshops.
For an overview about what we do, click on this link to hear Roz talking about some of her experiences.
When Chatterbox opened in October 2010, as a speech and language therapist, I was only able to provide help for children with speech, language, literacy and other communication disorders, but could see a huge need for children (and adult) services that I either couldn’t provide myself or just didn’t have time to do with a full time caseload. I saw the need for a small Early Years Programme, where children could play and learn in an inclusive, small group setting with qualified teachers and therapists and was able to find a teacher who shared my dream and we started with just one child, who thrived in our little Early Years Programme. Soon, our Early Years Programme grew and now we have a morning and afternoon programme for children aged 2 through 5 years. Our aim in our Early Years Programme is to get children ready for wherever they are going next. They might be planning to attend a mainstream preschool or school or a special school and we can help with all areas of a child’s development.
In our Early Years Programme, we work on language development, motor development, social skills, feeding and toileting. We incorporate arts & crafts, music, movement and lots of fun activities to help children to learn. We are in constant contact with parents and involve them in setting goals, monitoring process and sharing daily successes. In 2013, we added a social worker to help coordinate services and work with families to help them to navigate the maze of options for their children. She can facilitate meetings with all professionals who might be involved in helping a child and also provide support for families during meetings, as sometimes multi-disciplinary meetings can be overwhelming for parents. Part of her role is to explain all of the services and supports which are available to children in Cayman and help parents to understand what each family might need for themselves and their children.
At around the same time, we found a fun and knowledgeable occupational therapist to start our occupational therapy department and add to the range of services that we could offer to help both children and adults under one roof. There is no one size fits all approach for therapy and education and we use the most appropriate programme for your needs. After spending close to 4 years trying to find new premises, which were affordable and able to accommodate children (this is way more difficult than you could imagine!), we moved to Bermuda House in May 2018. We now have space to expand our services even more and have lots of new ideas up our sleeves!
We also now have a Centre Co-ordinator, who can help with general enquiries and also welcomes families into our facility, completes insurance claim forms and generally helps out with all of our administration tasks (which we hate!). In 2019 we added massage therapy to the services that we offer and our massage therapist offers a variety of healing and calming massages and also runs baby massage classes, where parents learn techniques that they can use on their babies. Our newest service is physiotherapy for children and adults, which is a great addition to our existing multidisciplinary team.
We love working as a team to problem solve and help children and adults reach their goals and we pride ourselves on being friendly, approachable and open.
Our philosophy is “We’re here to help” and this is at the core of every interaction we have throughout our day.
I am amazed by the progress my son has shown since being in the Chatterbox program. He had major issues with speech and communication but within a short period of time it has improved tremendously. The program has truly been a blessing for my family. We now feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s called “Chatterbox".
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