Parents/carers will be asked to sign a contract agreeing the terms and conditions and costs involved prior to their appointment.

Travel is included for round trips less than 10 miles. Thereafter you will be charged £1 per mile. For travel to inner London, you will be charged the cost of a travel card/rail fare depending on location. All charges will be agreed beforehand.

 

Initial telephone enquiry / consultation                            No charge                               Up to 20 mins

What’s included:

  • discussion with parents/carers/preschools about concerns
  • agree further action (e.g. no further action required, refer on, arrange initial assessment, basic advice)
  • discuss terms and conditions

 

Initial assessment                              £ 150                           60-90 minutes

What’s included:

  • Pre- assessment planning. It may be useful to share other reports about your child (e.g. SLT (NHS) reports, medical reports, education reports) prior to an initial assessment
  • Home or preschool visit to see you and your child where your child feels comfortable
  • Case history taken including parent’s/carer’s current concerns
  • Informal/formal assessment and observations of your child
  • Verbal feedback at end of session about what your child is finding difficult, what are their strengths and what are their needs
  • Advice and strategies given as to how you can help your child
  • Discussion and recommendations as to what further support your child may benefit from (e.g. some intervention sessions, a programme for preschool to follow)
  • Travel included if under 10 miles round trip. Additional travel costs will be agreed prior to assessment
  • A brief summary report written and advice. (A more detailed report can be written for an additional fee.)
  • Liaison with other professionals, if indicated (e.g. NHS SLT, preschool practitioners)
  • To consider further referrals if indicated (e.g. to the paediatrician, dietician, occupational therapist, educational psychologist)
  • In some cases, an initial assessment may require more than one session. If this is the case, further assessment sessions will be charged at the standard individual appointment rate (£70 per 45-60mins).

 

Individual appointment to review and update advice                                    £ 70                             45-60 mins

What’s included:

  • Pre- session planning.
  • Home or preschool visit to see you and your child where your child feels comfortable
  • Discussion with parents/carers and/or education practitioners as to your child’s progress and current concerns
  • Review of previous advice/targets set; re-assessment or further assessment and observations of your child
  • Verbal feedback at end of session about your child’s progress
  • Advice and strategies updated depending on the progress your child has made
  • Discussion and recommendations as to what further support your child may benefit from (e.g. some intervention sessions, a programme for school to follow)
  • Travel if under 10 miles round trip. Additional travel costs will be agreed prior to assessment
  • To consider further referrals if indicated (e.g. to the paediatrician, dietician, occupational therapist, educational psychologist).

 

Intervention appointment                           £35 for 30mins                                    £70 for 60 mins

What’s included:

  • Pre- session planning
  • Home or preschool visit to see you and your child where your child feels comfortable
  • Therapy activities carried out
  • Activities and strategies modelled to parents/carers/education practitioners
  • Homework given for parents/education practitioners to carry out with child
  • Verbal feedback at end of session about your child’s progress
  • Advice and strategies updated depending on the progress your child has made
  • Discussion and recommendations as to what further support your child may benefit from (e.g. some intervention sessions, a programme for school to follow)
  • Travel if under 10 miles round trip. Additional travel costs will be agreed prior to assessment.

 

If you pre-book and pay for 4 sessions in advance, you will get a 10% discount (*plus any additional travel costs – see above).

If you pre-book and pay for 6 sessions in advance, you will get a 12% discount (*plus any additional travel costs – see above).

If you pre-book and pay for 8 sessions in advance, you will get one session FREE of charge (*plus any additional travel costs – see above).

 

Additional administration time                                  From £35 for 30 mins

  • Further liaison with other professionals, if indicated (e.g. NHS SLT, preschool staff, tertiary hospitals)
  • To write and initiate further referrals if indicated (e.g. to the paediatrician, dietician, occupational therapist, educational psychologist).

 

Detailed written report                                              From £80

What’s included:

  • Fee will vary depending on length/complexity of report. The exact fee will be agreed prior to writing report
  • Detailed report of your child’s difficulties and strengths
  • Recommendations and advice documented in writing
  • A detailed report may be used to make further referrals if indicated (e.g. to paediatrician, educational psychologist, occupational therapist).

Please note that I do not write reports for tribunals or for medico-legal reasons.

 

Speech and Language report for Education Health and Care plan                           £150

  • Please note, it may be necessary to carry out a full assessment before being able to write and EHC report. This will be charged at the rate of an initial assessment (£150) in addition to the cost of writing the EHC report (£150).

 

Detailed therapy programme and resources                         From £35 for 30 mins

What’s included:

  • Therapy goals agreed with parents/carers and preschool/school as to what your child is going to be working on
  • Detailed therapy activities and strategies given
  • Resources provided to carry out activities where indicated; or else suggestions made as to what/where resources may be acquired
  • Timescale recommended for review of therapy programme to monitor your child’s progress. (An individual review session may be booked in advance to review your child’s progress with targets/ advice set and to discuss what will happen next – see individual appointment to review and update advice).

 

Discussion/modelling of therapy programme                                   From £35 for 30 mins

The therapy activities recommended in your child’s therapy programme can be talked through and modelled to parents/preschool practitioners. Fee will vary depending on:

  • length of session
  • activities to be modelled
  • travel costs.

 

Preschool/school visit to see individual child as part of assessment/intervention                   From £70 per hour

What’s included:

  • A preschool/school visit may be suggested to:
  • Carry out further observations/assessment of your child in their education setting
  • Liaise and discuss your child’s progress with their teachers and classroom staff
  • Give advice about how education practitioners can support your child in their preschool/school setting
  • Demonstrate and model strategies and interventions relevant to your child’s needs.
  • It may be useful to meet with parents/carers at the preschool/school during my visit to agree advice and recommendations. Otherwise parents/carers will be contacted by telephone following the visit to feedback and discuss recommendations/advice.
  • Travel if under 10 miles round trip. Additional travel costs will be agreed prior to assessment

 

Other                          Fee dependent on purpose, complexity, time, travel.

For example:

  • I may attend professionals meetings (e.g. IEP meetings at preschool, multi-disciplinary meetings, child protection meetings)
  • It may be felt useful to do joint appointments with other professionals (e.g. dietician, occupational therapist). This would only take place with your consent and with the agreement of the other professionals involved.