Speech & Language Therapy

Welcome to speech and language therapy at Heel and Toe. Please continue reading to find out more about our small speech and language team, what we do and how we can support children and families.

Rachel Farley qualified as a speech and language therapist from Newcastle University in 1996 and worked for 10 years in the NHS and then in private practice since that time. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with children with a range of speech, language and communication needs, their families and schools to this position. Rachel has undertaken a range of post-qualification training courses in young children with language delay, autism, vocabulary development, intensive interaction, Makaton and PECS amongst others.

The ability to communicate is a fundamental right for all children however, for many children, this journey isn’t easy. We understand how difficult and frustrating this can be for children and their families. Speech, language and communication needs can occur in childhood as a primary difficulty, whilst others are secondary to other conditions.

Some of the conditions include:

  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
  • Speech delay and disorder
  • Developmental language disorder

Our team pride themselves in being passionate and dedicated in supporting not only the children we work with but also their families in understanding their speech, language and communication needs. We work together in a child-led way to develop social and interaction skills, play skills, attention, listening and communication skills to the best of their child’s ability. We are able to assess and provide therapy for both verbal and non-verbal children.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Heel and Toe if you have concerns about your child’s speech, language and communication development.

Therapy services can be delivered in the home, educational setting, or at the Heel and Toe centre. Contact Heel and Toe to book an initial consultation.

Initial Consultation from £155.

1 hour Speech and Language Therapy session (45 mins) from £70.

Heel and Toe offer innovative joint physiotherapy with speech and language therapy. These sessions lead to amazing progress in both physical and communication skills and are super fun! Lyra loves coming to see Sarah and Whitney together and has come on hugely since starting these sessions. These days it’s hard to get her to be quiet! – Barbara, Mum to Lyra.

Barbara - Lyra's Mum, SALT Service
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