After you have made initial contact you will receive a confirmation email and /or telephone call to confirm we have received your inquiry. At this stage we will also explain some potential options and next steps.
Appointments can be made for an initial assessment with a Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) at a time that suits your needs. Our service aims to arrange appointments and consultations within 2 working days, but often these can be arranged on the same day. Initial assessments are normally carried out in the home or educational settings with both the child and parents or carers present. The aim is to try to gain a detailed understanding of the background and the areas of concern. This session is followed up with a report to the parents summarising the Speech Therapist’s observations and options on how to progress.
Our initial assessments normally take between 1 to 1.5 hours and aim to:
Ongoing therapy is normally carried out in planned weekly sessions* with the SLT. These sessions can also be conducted in the home, the educational setting or any setting that will put your child at ease.
It is important to note that each child development plan needs to be assessed and structured based on his or her holistic needs and circumstances. Parents or carers will also be given fun short practice activities to be carried out between SLT sessions. Helpful hints and advice is also given on how they can help their child’s development. These interim activities are the backbone of a child’s development plan.
The aim of ongoing therapy is to:
* Occasionally circumstances may dictate a different space between sessions.
Our support of your child’s Speech & Language Development does not stop once the planned therapy sessions have been completed. After Care follow-up assessments can be arranged for a mutually convenient date. The aim is simple – to help ensure your child’s development potential is realised. Please CONTACT US to discuss any further packages we may be able to offer, including
Thank you so much Louise for everything you have done for R, we know that his speech would still be unintelligible if it wasn’t for you. He is confident now and able to enjoy school freely without the anxiety of people not understanding him. Friends and family are all enjoying the new boy we see before us.
Parents of a child, West Bridgford