If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language development, we can help through private speech therapy for children.

We work closely with parents and families to identify each child’s specific speech and language needs, supporting your child in a fun and engaging way.

Speech and language therapy can help your child if they are experiencing speech, language or communication difficulties.

Therapy is available through the NHS and from therapists working in independent practice. Many families choose to access both at the same time and use independent services to supplement the support provided by the NHS.

“When you are concerned about your child’s speech and language development, it can be worrying and difficult to know where to go for support.” 

How can Let’s Talk Speech help?

Our service starts with a free informal consultation over the telephone. This gives you the opportunity to tell us your concerns and we can talk about how we can help.

We have no waiting lists. Following the telephone consultation, if you would like an assessment for your child this can usually be arranged within 1-2 weeks.

We feel that the best place to see your child is in a familiar environment where they are comfortable and relaxed. Appointments are therefore offered in your own home, or your child’s school or nursery, at a time that suits you.

We encourage parents to access NHS services alongside independent speech and language therapy. If your child is also seeing an NHS therapist, with your consent, we will liaise with them regularly to provide the best possible support for your child.

We support children with a broad range of speech, language and communication difficulties including:

  •    Language delay (late first words, late joining words together, delayed use of grammar, delayed understanding of language)
  •    Disordered language/Specific Language Impairment
  •    Speech sound disorders
  •    Verbal dyspraxia
  •    Stammering
  •    Children with complex medical and communication needs.
  •    Children who have disordered social communication skills and/or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Speech and language services

Initial telephone consultation

  • When you first contact Let’s Talk Speech, you will be offered a free telephone consultation. This provides you with the opportunity to discuss any concerns that you have about your child’s speech and language development and we can discuss how we can help.
  • If appropriate, we can book in an assessment to take place in your family home.

Assessment       

  • During the assessment session we will gather information and fully assess the relevant areas of your child’s speech, language and communication development.
  • Assessment results will be discussed with you and a plan of action agreed.
  • Assessment sessions last for approximately 60 minutes and are carried out in your home.
  • A report will be included as part of the assessment fee.

Therapy

  • If your child requires therapy, together we will agree on specific speech, language and/or communication targets and an individualised treatment plan will be devised.
  • The number and frequency of therapy sessions recommended will depend on your child’s needs.
  • Therapy sessions last between 30 – 45 minutes and can be carried out in your home or your child’s nursery or school setting. Within the session, time will be spent discussing activities and strategies which will allow you to continue practise at home between therapy sessions.

Other services

  • Attendance at meetings with other professionals
  • Consultation visits to schools and nurseries
  • Written therapy programmes, letters and reports

For more information

For more information about our services and to find out how we can help your child, please get in touch.

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