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Adult with Voice Disorder

I was diagnosed with old age voice even though I am only 57. I was not sure if seeing Hulya was going to make any difference to my voice and thought I would just have to live with it, but after only two meetings with Hulya my voice is back to normal and I don’t need to see her again. Hulya put me at ease and has given me exercises to do at home if I should have any problems in the future. I cannot thank her enough for making me sound like me again.

5 Year Old with Stutter

When I first came to Hulya with my 5 year old daughter, I never dreamt I would ever hear her speak without a stutter. It broke my heart when she struggled to get her words out and I was petrified what the future had in store for her and her stutter. Fast forward 2 years and my daughters speech has transformed, her stuttering has completing gone and I now have a happy confident chatty daughter. This would not have been possible without Hulya and I cannot begin to thank her or praise her enough. I would recommend anyone who has a child with speech or language difficulties to see Hulya. Hulya is warm, caring and friendly and will always hold a special place in our family for what she has done for us.

4 Year Old Severe Speech Disorder and Stutter

Hulya we still can’t thank you enough, best decision we ever made. Olivia still fondly asks after you. 

2 years ago we needed a speech therapist to see our daughter, we looked online and I came across Articulate Communication. I rang and spoke to Hulya who gave me the time on the phone to tell her my concerns and because of this we went to see her for the initial consultation. It definitely was the best thing we ever did. 

Straight away Hulya worked her lessons around what best suited Olivia and how to get the best from her and Olivia looked forward to going every week, Hulya became her favourite person and I believe this to be because of the kindness and patience Hulya gave Olivia in every single session. 

We knew we had to commit ourselves to the sessions for however long it would take to work on Olivia’s speech sounds. As any parent I was continually worried but Hulya always reassured me, which is what I needed, as I'm an overthinking mum. 

We soon saw a difference in Olivia in both her sounds and in her sentences, this was a young girl who couldn’t be understood when speaking, she couldn’t say her own name or sisters names clearly. The day she could tell children her name clearly was amazing as this would socially help her interact. It had been discussed with us Olivia might have to go to a speech unit but when we went back to have her reassessed after sessions with Hulya, they couldn’t believe the progress she had made and we were informed she could go to main stream with her twin sister, which was exactly what we had wanted. 

Once Olivia had nearly completed all her sound work we noticed she had developed a noticeable stammer so we decided to do the lidcombe program and again it was the best decision. I never thought Olivia would be able to speak clearly or be stammer free but Hulya told me to be patient and when we finally got to the end of the journey it was emotional to see the amazing change in Olivia. 

As parents we can’t thank Hulya enough for her patience, knowledge and commitment to Olivia.

3 year old boy with speech disorder

Thank you Hulya, and thank

you so much for all the help you have given James....he has come so far and made such good progress, which has given him confidence in himself and socially amongst his peers. 

James enjoyed very much all the time he came to see you and often asked if he was seeing you. He will miss seeing you this summer! Take care x

Six year old girl with language level of a 4year old.

Hulya helped my daughter Chloe enormously. She was friendly, positive and professional at all times. Chloe really looked forward to the speech therapy sessions with her; she gained so much confidence and her speech improved dramatically. 7 months ago we could hardly understand what Chloe was saying, which was very frustrating for her and for us. Now Chloe's speech is age appropriate and she is a happy and confident little girl. To any concerned parent, I can think of no-one better than Hulya!

Mrs A.W., Chislehurst

Six year old with speech disorder

We couldn't thank Hulya enough! She has been brilliant with our 6 year old boy and couldn't believe how much difference a few lessons gave. Not only did she help our boy with his sounds he was struggling with but with her help his confidence came on leaps and bounds.      SC, Chislehurst

7 year old boy with speech delay

When I heard my son talk after Hulya’s 3rd session it was like a little miracle. Now my son knows the speech problem isn’t something he has to live with.  My son had some issues with his speech, pronouncing “K”, “Th” , “l” sounds when he started school. He was referred to the NHS speech therapy unit when he was 6, but it wasn’t deemed bad enough for proper treatment. By the time my son was eight he had become withdrawn as other children teased him at school. I wondered if this is how he was and I should just accept it? I decided to contact local speech therapist, Hulya Mehmet, for a second opinion. In Hulya’s first session with my son, she assured me there was no physical problem, and by the third session Hulya had worked with my son to overcome his specific was like a little miracle. Tina, Bromley.

Secondary age with language disorder

I have found Hulya to be a highly professional and knowledgeable Speech and Language Therapist, devoted to the parents and children she helps.  Myself and my daughter have always felt at ease with Hulya as she is also friendly and compassionate. Hulya has been able to quickly assess my daughter and isolate her issues very effectively, then advising and supporting us through to understanding and helping her with various strategies. I think for me though as a parent of a child with communication difficulties it has been just such an immense relief to find a professional who will really listen to me as a parent and understand, then assess my child, in turn allowing me to help and understand her more. As a family we will always be grateful for Hulyas help and support.

Twelve year old girl with specific language impairment (SLI).

Hulya is an amazing person who has helped me loads! I was diagnosed with word finding difficulties and she helped me understand what that meant and what would help.  She has a lovely smile that made me feel welcome and safe. Hulya is a very friendly and loyal person, not only helping me understand she helped my parents and teachers understand so they know what to do to help me. I highly recommend Hulya for she as a very clever lady that will help anyone she can. 

Zoe aged 12

Young boy with stammer

Our son had a very persistent stutter. We were very concerned that he would go through life being picked on by his peers. His stutter not only affected his ability to converse but also dented his confidence. He was stressed and frustrated. We got in touch with Hulya. She recommended the Lidcombe program. With Hulya's help, we now have a son who does not stutter over every word and has grown in confidence. He is now a very happy boy and whilst very occasionally there is the odd stammer, these are few and far between. In short, we are thrilled with his progress and how he feels about himself. Huge thanks to Hulya for her patience and determination to "fix" our little boy!

Four year old girl with stammer and sibling three year old girl with speech delay.

Hulya has worked with two of my children and they always found it a lot of fun.  The time spent was very effective and we saw the results quickly.  I would thoroughly recommend Hulya and indeed, I have done to friends. (Lidcombe Therapy for Stuttering & Articulation Therapy for Speech Delay)    KP, Beckenham

5 year old with stammer

Just wanted to say thanks for all your help and patience with us... Probably the most difficult twosome you've had to treat!Thanks for the encouraging, understanding words. Definitely all worth it for the wee man.