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Speech therapy childrens services

Approximately 5% of children enter school with difficulties in speech and language. Our highly specialised speech therapy team can help. Book online today.

Approximately 5% of children enter school with difficulties in speech and language*.  

Many children experience speech and language difficulties, which can take various forms including producing and using sounds, understanding and using language, social interaction, attention and listening, fluency (stammering) and voice.

Treatment should be sought as early as possible.  Our network of Speech and Language Therapists have skills and experience in treating the following:

  • Language delay / disorders
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyslexia
  • Hearing impairment
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Physical disability
  • Mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities
  • Stammering
  • Dysphonia
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties

A multi disciplinary approach

Our team of therapists work in close collaboration with other health care professionals to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care.  Such professionals may include:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat consultants
  • Consultant physicians
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapist
  • Voluntary sectors / support groups

The referral process

To see a Speech and Language Therapist, generally a referral by GP or consultant is required.  Self-referrals may also be accepted on occasion however permission to seek medical information from a GP/consultant will be sought from the patient.

The following medical conditions do definitely require a medical referral:

  • Dysphagia referrals should be made by a Dysphagia trained nurse/professional or GP
  • Dysphonia referrals require ENT examination prior to SLT assessment


Specialists Offering Speech therapy (childrens services)

Mrs Sue Addlestone

Speech and Language Therapist


BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mrs Lesley Thomson

Speech & Language Therapist

DipCST with Distinction in Clinical Practice (Glasgow School of Speech and Language Therapy)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mrs Clare Park

Speech and Language Therapist

BSc, MSc

BMI The Chiltern Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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direct debit

Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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