A free consultation is offered to discuss your specific needs and to describe the service. This is usually done via telephone call or email enquiry. Please do not hesitate to contact if you have a query.
Initial Assessment: £200 for up to 1½ hours, additional time is charged at £70 per hour this includes a detailed report with specific strategies and recommendations included. (For those requiring less detailed information a “tick sheet” summary can be provided instead of a full report. The cost of this assessment is £100).
Before the assessment you will be sent a referral form and questionnaire to complete. This will provide information about communication, processing and medical history, along with highlighting your concerns, which will help in planning the assessment. The assessment appointment will be confirmed in an email or telephone conversation. The length of time for an initial assessment will vary, depending on each individual person’s needs and abilities, but may occur over more than one session. It is not always possible to gauge if more than 1 assessment session is necessary from the outset. Once the assessment is complete, results will be discussed with you and a report provided.
£70 per hour
A therapy session normally lasts approximately 45- 60 minutes. All decisions about therapy are made jointly with the parents/carers. Therapy sessions are offered according to the individual’s needs , the frequency and location (e.g. Speech Den, home, nursery, school) being agreed according to the specific needs and individual circumstances for each child and family. To achieve the best results, our speech and language therapists and parents/carers/teaching staff work closely together, with everyone actively participating in therapy and regular practice of the therapy activities carried out between therapy sessions. Therefore, someone will need to be present to work with the therapist during all of the sessions. Occasionally our Speech and Language Therapists may work 1:1 with the individual for part of the session and spend the other part describing the aims and the detail of carryover activities. If required joint sessions with other professionals (e.g. Educational Psychologists,Occupational therapists etc), involved with your child may also be discussed and planned as appropriate.
Sessions lasting less than 40 minutes are charged at a flat rate of £50 per session. However, there are few sessions that last less than 45 minutes. Often school based sessions may last 35-40 minutes but this does not include the time needed for liaison with parents (face to face or via telephone), teaching staff etc.
PRE SCHOOL AND SCHOOL VISITS:
£70 per hour
- Observe how your child communicates in their setting as part of a detailed assessment.
- Demonstrate activities / train staff to support your child.
- Meet with you and staff to agree a plan for supporting your child.
- Provide intervention for your child within their setting.
THERAPY PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT:
£70 per hour
- Clear goals for your child to achieve.
- Detailed strategies and activities for you and/or staff to carry out.
- Quality resources for activities within the programme.
- Demonstration of activities at your home or in your child’s educational setting.
- Review of progress throughout the programme as required.
Sessions can be offered in our Speech Den to provide 1:1 support alongside parents/ carers.
TAKING DIGITAL RECORDING AND PHOTOGRAPHS WITHIN SESSIONS:
To help with the analysis of your child’s abilities, parts of the assessment sessions may be digitally recorded (visual and audio) to enable the therapist to carry out more detailed analysis after the session. Photographs may also be taken during sessions which will be used to help illustrate activities within the programme. The digital recordings also provide a historical record of your child’s progress and skills over time. Please see the Privacy Document regarding confidentiality and data protection.
LIAISON AND MEETINGS:
£70 per hour pro rata
Lengthy telephone conversations with other professionals (e.g. more than 10 minutes), reading of lengthy professional reports and meetings (e.g. annual reviews, planning meetings) will be charged in terms of the total time required.
ADDITIONAL DETAILED REPORTS AND PROGRAMMES:
£70 per hour pro rata
Additional detailed reports, letters and therapy programmes are charged in respect of the total time required. You will be advised in advance of approximate costs.
Clients are usually seen at the Speech Den or nursery / school. Travel mileage to the individual’s location from the Speech Den in Cheltenham will be charged at 50 pence per mile. Costs for travel time over an hour from the office will be charged at £50 per hour pro rata. Travel costs will be agreed prior to appointments. When a number of clients are visited in the same location travel costs will be shared.
All fees are agreed prior to the start of the assessment and therapy. Fees should be paid by BACS, cheque or cash at the end of each consultation or month unless otherwise agreed.
Fees for all other services detailed above will be invoiced if applicable. Accounts should be settled within 10 days of an invoice being sent. An administration charge of £25 will be incurred for late payments.
If a receipt is required this will be issued once payment has been received.