Assessment

Free initial telephone conversation

Chester Speech Therapy offers a free, no obligation telephone consultation to discuss the concerns that you have about your child’s speech and language development and how we can help your child.  If appropriate an assessment session can then be booked to take place within the next 1 to 2 weeks.

Initial Assessment

The initial assessment session lasts up to 60 minutes. The assessment enables the Speech and Language Therapist to gain a clear picture of your child’s speech, language and communication skills. This will help to determine whether intervention is required.

Our assessment session includes:

  • Discussion with parent(s) and taking a detailed case history
  • Informal play based activities
  • Observation
  • Formal (standardised) assessment if appropriate
  • Assessment results discussed and action plan agreed with parents
  • Summary report

We can help children facing challenges which include:

  • Difficulties producing certain speech sounds
  • Developing first words and early sentences
  • Understanding spoken language
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Selective Mutism
  • Communication difficulties associated with syndromes or learning difficulties
  • Stammering (Non-fluency)
  • Delayed attention , listening and play skills
  • Communication disorders arising from autistic spectrum disorders
  • Difficulties co-ordinating the processes of eating, drinking and swallowing (in isolation or associated with a current medical diagnosis.)

“We simply cannot thank Sarah enough for understanding Charlie’s needs and making the significant progress that has been made. The full experience has been fantastic from start to finish and we have found Sarah to be supportive, effective and incredibly nice to work with. She has struck up a fantastic bond with our child who looks forward to seeing her. Thank you Sarah!!!!”

Father of Charlie aged 4 years

Did You Know?

One in Ten children

One in Ten children

In the UK has a speech, language and communication need that requires long term support.

Two to Three children

Two to Three children

In every classroom have significant communication difficulties.

Serious Behaviour Problems

Serious Behaviour Problems

Two thirds of 7 -14 year olds with serious behaviour problems have language Impairment.

60% of Young People

60% of Young People

In young offender institutions have communication difficulties.

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