Surrey Speech Therapy
Building the blocks to successful communication
Children's Speech & Language Therapy, Surrey (Ages 2-11)
Clinical Director, Surrey Speech Therapy Ltd, BSc (Hons)
Claire is a fully qualified, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. She qualified in 2005 in Cardiff and has worked for over 10 years for the NHS in children's centres, clinics, nurseries and primary schools in Kent, Essex and London. She chose to set up Surrey Speech Therapy gradually to allow her to continue the career she loves around her 2 young children (a girl aged 7 and a boy aged 5).
She works with children with a range of needs including: Autism, dyspraxia, stuttering, Language Delay, Speech Sound Delay, Developmental Language Disorder, cleft lip/palate, Down's Syndrome and Global Developmental Delay.
Claire is a trained ELKLAN tutor, PROMPT trained, Hanen trained (It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words) and is a member of Health and Care Professions Council, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice. Claire has a full, clean DBS enhanced certificate and has the 'update service' to allow online checks, with consent.
Services for Children
Surrey Speech Therapy Ltd offers independent assessment and therapy for preschool and early primary school aged children in their homes or schools on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Term Time only (Please note, Claire offers some holiday sessions - speak to her for more details). Surrey Speech Therapy Ltd covers a range of areas in North East Surrey / North Central / East Surrey including: Reigate, Redhill, Epsom, Oxshott and Horley.
This is an initial telephone call or email. Claire will discuss your child's needs and the services she offers. This is free of charge.
The therapist will take a detailed case history and background information from the child's parents or carers. The therapist will use a range of professional assessments and observations to determine whether or not therapy will be beneficial or recommendations only. This will take place at the child's home/school and will last for 60-90 minutes. A written report will be provided within 7 days of the consultation. This report will either be a short summary or a more comprehensive analysis and be shared with other professionals, as agreed with parents.
Therapy sessions last 40 - 60 minutes and include therapy (with parent(s) present throughout), follow-up assessment as needed, and discussion. Outside the consultation, the therapist will prepare written therapy targets, plan and prepare material (this is included in the price). The therapist is able to offer a range of specialist therapy approaches tailored to the individual needs of your child.
Derbyshire Language Scheme.
Hanen, It Takes Two To Talk (ITTT) and Parent Child Interaction Video Therapy (PCI).
Hanen, More Than Words (MTWS).
Makaton signing (Advanced Level Training).
Communicate in Print symbols (CIP).
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
Palin PCI (for under 5s who stammer).
Lidcombe Therapy (for under 5s who stammer).
Michael Palin Centre : Realising their potential (therapy for primary aged children who stammer).
Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme.
PROMPT (Claire is a certified PROMPT therapist). Introduction AND Bridging Certified.
Shape Coding System TM (Trained in May 2019).
Fees are non-negotiable to ensure equity of service across families.
Fees set from September 2019.
Initial Assessment with detailed report
(This covers the 1hr30 session, detailed report writing and printing/postage to all concerned).
Initial Assessment with summary report
Therapy /Review session
(This covers a 1 hour/40 minute therapy session, all planning, liaison (email/phone/post) and resources).
Referral letters / extra reports
(this includes preparation costs).
Free – within a 10 mile radius of Redhill, Surrey.
Miles above this (to and return) are charged at £1 per mile
e.g. a session 15 miles from Redhill would incur a £10 fee (5miles x2).
Claire is a registered provider for:
Parents will need to pay in the first instance, and claim back through their insurance company.
Claire also accepts payments from charities where parents are given personal budgets for speech and language therapy.
Cancellation of sessions with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full session fee.
All parents are reminded that Speech and Language Therapy is available from the NHS/Surrey County Council for School Aged children. Claire will liaise closely with your child's local NHS/SCC therapist.