Frequently Asked Questions
A Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) is a professional who helps children and adults develop or regain skills with speech, language and communication as well as eating and drinking.
SLTs assess and treat children (and adults) with speech, language and communication needs. They provide advice, recommendations and therapy to support the development of these vital skills. They may work with children in health care settings or in schools and nurseries.
If you are worried about your child’s speech and language development you can speak to your Health Visitor or GP, or you could refer to the local NHS SLT department directly. If you are looking for a private therapist please contact me for a free no obligation chat to discuss your needs.
Please contact me to discuss your concerns, I am happy to provide a free telephone consultation to discuss whether an assessment and therapy is required.
No, you can contact me directly to refer your child for an assessment.
I can usually arrange an initial appointment within 2 weeks of the initial enquiry.
No, your child is entitled to their free NHS SLT offer. There are clear professional guidelines to ensure that Speech and Language Therapists in the NHS and private practice work together, although I won’t share any information with anyone unless your consent is given. The same goes for schools and nurseries; I can supplement the existing service without you losing out on anything provided via the local offer.
I aim to offer an affordable and accessible service, please contact me to discuss this further.
This depends on your child’s specific needs. Following an initial assessment session I will discuss recommendations for next steps. This may be advice or therapy. An agreed block of sessions will be agreed in advance and this can be reviewed as the child makes progress.