SERVICES AND FEES
Free initial phone consultation to discuss your concerns and decide how I might help. Please give me a call, fill out the contact form or send an email to arrange a time for me to call you.
FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS
Due to the Covid 19 situation and in line with current government recommendations I am currently offering teletherapy where possible instead of face to face therapy. I am not currently offering appointments in clinic. As restrictions lift face to face services will resume where possible subject to a risk assessment.
Initial assessment: consisting of an initial phone consultation, a detailed case history, video analysis of your child's communication skills and feedback session with parents. For older children direct assessment may also be possible on line.
A range of direct therapy is possible for children who are able to attend to the sessions online, this included speech, language and stammering support.
For younger children I am pleased to be able to offer the Hanen programmes 'it takes two to talk' (for children with language delay / disorders) and 'more than words' (for children with social communication difficulties) via teletherapy. These sessions do not directly involve your child so you don't have to worry if they are not a 'facetime fan.' These sessions can be offered in the evening if preferable, to allow both parents to join in /enable you to focus without your child needing you.
Prices for teletherapy are the same as face to face appointments: £90 for an initial assessment and £60 per therapy session.
INITIAL FACE TO FACE CONSULTATION -£90 / £81 IN CLINIC
A case history and discussion about your concerns.
An initial play based screening assessment lasting up to 1 hour, including advice and feedback.
A brief summary report.
DETAILED ASSESSMENT - £180 / £162 IN CLINIC
May take up to 2.5 hours
A pre-assessment questionnaire to gather vital information about your child.
Play based screening and observation.
Formal assessment using standardised tests (where appropriate, this may be available online.)
Includes a detailed report and recommendations.
If further assessment / a visit to your child's educational setting is required this will be charged at the 'therapy' rate and will be agreed prior to any arrangements being made.
THERAPY - £60 PER HOUR / £54 IN CLINIC.
Therapy sessions typically last an hour, please note this includes time for the therapist to set up, feed back and writing of notes.
Your child will typically receive around 45 minutes of therapy.
Demonstration of fun activities to develop your child's communication.
All resources for therapy sessions and home practice.
Therapy can be at my clinic, your home or in your child's educational setting.
To get the most from speech therapy it is expected an adult will be available to join in the sessions and do home practice.
The frequency of therapy sessions recommended will depend on your child's needs. We can work together to find the right level of support for you and your family.
The following will be charged at the 'therapy' rate of £60 per hour. The time and cost will be agreed with you prior to me completing the work.
Programmes - with advice and strategies to develop your child's communication.
Nursery / school visits -to continue assessment or provide advice, and modelling of therapy to staff working with your child.
Attendance at meetings - where appropriate to meet your child's needs.
Hanen Group Therapy Courses:
As a 'Hanen' trained therapist I can offer several of the Hanen courses for parents and Early Years Practitioners. These group sessions offer a cost effective way of receiving a high level of speech and language therapy support. If a Hanen course is appropriate for you and your child these will be offered as an option for your consideration. To find out more about Hanen and the courses on offer please see the 'Hanen' section of the website.
No charge for journeys within 10 miles of my base (Chipping Sodbury)
For journey's over 10 miles (20 mile round trip) a charge of 45p per additional mile will be added to the cost of the session.
Journey's will be planned using 'aa route planner' from BS37 6HG and mileage costs agreed before the session.