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Therapy Services

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.


Initial Assessment


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:

  • Review the detailed case history of your child
  • Conduct an initial screening of the communication needs
  • Prepare a verbal and /or written summary of initial findings
  • Propose potential options for developmental therapy

Ongoing Therapy


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:

  • Engage your child in enhancing his or her communication potential
  • Provide advice on how to support your child in activities that build on regular speech and language therapy sessions
  • Empower parents and carers in their child’s development
  • Support staff and carers regarding your child’s communication needs

* Occasionally circumstances may dictate a different space between sessions.


After Care


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

  • Regular ongoing speech therapy sessions in the home
  • Visits to your child’s educational setting as required
  • Training packages for education settings, professionals and parents
  • Individual screening for children between ages 3.5 and 6.6 years
  • Small language groups tailored to your child’s individual needs
  • School narrative groups to support school KS1 and KS2 curriculum
  • Parent support groups
  • Drop in group clinics are also available on request

Fees


At STS we aim to provide affordable therapy sessions structured to suit individual needs. As such, fees can vary depending upon the number, frequency and settings of therapy sessions and travel distances involved. We accept Cerebra vouchers which are available to children who have not seen a SALT for 6 months or more and who have a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN). This is a one-off voucher that can help start your child receiving Speech Therapy input. Please visit the CEREBRA WEBSITE to find out more. We are also approved to provide Speech Therapy services for AXA PPP Healthcare.


Client Feedback…

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