Taking Turns

Taking Turns is a Helsinki based company founded by speech and language therapist and PhD candidate Sirpa Tarvainen. Taking Turns provides training mainly for professionals based on recent research evidence. Our passion is the continual development of evidence-based practice, and accordingly we seek to brighten the future scenarios of individuals with linguistic difficulties.


Taking Turns provides lectures and workshops mainly for professionals, especially speech and language therapists, who work on evaluating and rehabilitating children’s linguistic skills. The topic of the courses is enhancing oral language comprehension in children and adolescents with developmental language disorder.

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy aims at improving the ability to interact and communicate in daily life. It consists of assessment, planning and carrying out the intervention in an individual or group therapy setting. Speech and language therapy also includes consultation with, and guidance of significant people in the client’s immediate environment. Speech and language therapy can be provided only by a qualified speech and language therapist.

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