About Chester Speech Therapy

Meet Sarah

Specialist paediatric experience

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2006 and immediately specialised in paediatrics. I worked for the NHS for nine years gaining specialist knowledge and experience in a range of clinical and educational settings with children who presented with a broad range of communication difficulties. I have specialist training in Hanen, Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (stammering) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Sarah Neilson BSc (Hons), CertMRCSLT, HCPC, MASLTIP

Founder of Chester Speech Therapy


Our personal service always involves parents/carers and may also include working alongside other professionals such as education and health professionals (including NHS Speech and Language Therapists). This provides a holistic approach and ensures that the aims of any intervention are relevant and more likely to be achieved. It also enables others around the client to adapt the communication environment in the most helpful way.

About Us

Chester Speech Therapy was set up to meet the needs of children with communication difficulties living in the North West. We provide high quality assessment, advice and therapy for children aged 0 – 11 years.

What we provide

Chester Speech Therapy offers assessment, advice and intervention for children aged 0 – 11 years who present with a range of speech, language and communication needs, including speech sound difficulties, language delay/disorder, stammer (dysfluent speech) and social communication difficulties.

Practical, tailored programmes

As a mother of two young children I understand the importance of ensuring that intervention sessions are fun, advice is practical and activities for home use are both realistic and achievable for busy parents. We can offer sessions in your own home or visit your child at their nursery / school.

‘My two year old son was born with a rare breathing condition and had a tracheostomy fitted when he was three weeks old. Sarah came into our home and gave us the tools and techniques that helped change our lives. It was as though Sarah gave us the key to unlock his voice and he literally hasn’t stopped talking since. Sarah was kind but firm in her approach, and quickly built a good rapport with our little boy. He loved her!’

Mother of Matthew aged 3 years

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