Speech and Language Therapy Assessment for Children
Independent Speech and Language Therapy Services Ltd
We offer an open referral system and referrals can be made by anyone, including parents, carers and professionals.
Referrals can be received by telephone, in writing or by email.
Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Following referral, the child’s parents/carers will be sent our terms of business and a background information questionnaire. Parents/carers will be contacted on receipt of their completed questionnaire and a suitable assessment appointment will be arranged. We aim to offer this appointment within 10 working days.
Appointments will usually be offered at our Norwich clinic. On occasion, it may be more appropriate to offer an appointment at the child’s home or educational setting.
The initial assessment will typically comprise two sessions of approximately 50 minutes each, but in some cases further assessment may be necessary over additional sessions.
Assessment will include both formal and informal observations. Parents/carers are invited and encouraged to observe the assessment sessions.
All assessment activities will be age appropriate and designed to obtain a true reflection of the child’s speech, language and communication skills and needs. For young children, the assessment activities will be play-based and the child is unlikely to be aware that they are being assessed.
Following clinical assessment, Parents/carers will receive a written report detailing the results of this assessment and recommendations for further therapy, if clinically indicated.
The Speech and Language Therapist will discuss the contents of the report with parents/carers so that there is agreement about the cause and nature of the child’s difficulties. Any recommendations made within the report will also be discussed.
A therapeutic programme may be developed for implementation at home and/or in nursery/school as appropriate, and is discussed in full with parents/carers
ISLTS offer a flexible service of therapy, tailored to meet the individual’s needs. Therapy may be ongoing or may be delivered in blocks with consolidation breaks.
The speech and language therapist reserves the right to withdraw or review the frequency of therapy and will discuss this with parents/carers if treatment is no longer indicated or deemed to be effective.
Please contact us to discuss your assessment needs.