Location of Sessions
Assessments and therapy sessions are provided in the child’s home or other appropriate setting, for example their school or nursery. Visits can also be arranged to nursery or school to set up communication programmes.
Geographical Area Covered
Therapy can be delivered to homes and schools in Essex, East Suffolk and surrounding areas.
Hours of Service Delivery
Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.00pm.
Sessions outside these times can be arranged upon discussion.
Services & Fees
Charges are based upon national guidelines for the profession.
They include time spent outside of the consultation in travel
(up to 30 minutes each way), session planning, preparation of therapy materials, writing of case notes, and telephone calls of less than
15 minutes duration.
Initial Assessment £120
Including detailed case history, assessment of speech,
language and communication skills or assessment of eating
and drinking skills, and a written report detailing
the child’s communication skills and therapy needs.
Therapy and Follow up Sessions (up to 1 hour ) £65
Including discussion with carer/school staff following
Therapy Programmes and Reports £65per hour pro rata
Visits to discuss and demonstrate programme
activities and subsequently to review progress will be
charged at the follow up session rate.
Once the initial assessment is completed the outcome and recommendations will be discussed with parents. Copies of reports will be distributed to other involved professionals with parental consent.
If following assessment therapy is recommended parents have the right to choose whether or not to commit to further input.
If the child is on the caseload of an NHS Speech and Language Therapist good practice indicates that both she and the private Therapist should be informed by the parents of the others' involvement. The child’s speech and language needs are best met when both professionals undertake to liaise with each other.