Fees, and Terms and Conditions For Therapy Sessions
Location of Sessions
Sessions can take place at client’s homes and in nurseries/schools. It is requested that a quiet environment is provided, free from distractions like phone and TV at home or noisy corridors at school. It is recommended that carers stay with the child during therapy sessions and that nursery / school staff are available to observe and discuss sessions.
Regular support from everyone involved with a child is important in order to help the child progress and get the best outcomes from Speech and Language Therapy.
Assessment and Next Steps
Assessment may consist of more than one session, depending on the age of the child and the child’s difficulties, and may take place in more than one setting, e.g. at home, at nursery or school. Formal and informal assessments might be used to find out as much information as possible about your child’s speech, language and communication needs. Following assessment, I will write a report summarising and the findings, explaining the impact and making recommendations for support. I will set targets, make programmes and provide resources where appropriate.
Once the child’s strengths and areas of difficulty have been identified by assessment, I will recommend the most appropriate next steps. This might be weekly one-to-one therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, speech and language therapy goals and a programme to be worked on by carers, or advice and strategies. In some cases, therapy might not be appropriate depending on the outcome of assessment. I will always discuss options available via the NHS, and I am happy to work in tandem with the NHS if appropriate
Assessment: £250 for 1-2 hour one-to-one assessment, observation (if relevant), information gathering from carers and relevant professionals, analysing findings, writing a full report with recommendations (including targets if appropriate), advice and strategies. This price will be higher for longer reports that take more time.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): £250
Therapy session: £75 an hour. This includes preparation time for the session and writing up notes after sessions.
Observations: £75 an hour.
Programmes: £75 an hour.
Meetings: £75 a hour
I do not charge for phone calls, emails or any kind of correspondence. I appreciate that clients may need to contact me in between therapy sessions for help and advice, and I aim to respond the same day.
Travel Costs may be incurred if I have to travel over 30 miles, to be agreed with the client.
DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Checks, formerly known as CRB (Criminal Records Bureau checks):
I renew my DBS check regularly and clients may see my DBS enhanced disclosure at any time.
I am a member of the following professional bodies:
- The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
- The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
- Health and Care Professionals Council