Welcome to the Speech Therapy Practice. I’m glad you found us and I hope we can help.
My name is Jo Frost, I have over 30 years’ experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist and, together with my small team of highly skilled Speech and Language Therapists, we are able to cover a range of specialist areas.
We only offer therapy for those problems that we specialise in and for that reason we may not be the best team for you. If we do not have a specialist in your area of need we will let you know before you embark on any sessions. We will always do our best to direct you towards a more suitable therapist.
Whether you’re looking for a therapist for yourself, a child or a relative, it is important to select the right therapist.
We may be the right therapist for you if:
- You are looking for face to face therapy.
- You can attend our clinic in King’s Heath.
- You understand the commitment required for therapy (this may not be a quick fix).
- You want someone with specialist experience and additional training.
- You are looking for enthusiastic and passionate therapists.
We may not be the right therapist for you if:
- You are looking for home visits.
- You are unable to commit time and energy to therapy sessions.
- You are looking for a therapist who can “fix” problems on their own – we need to be able to work together.
- You have severe, ongoing health issues that will make it difficult to attend therapy.
Who We Treat?
Speech and Language Therapy for Adults
There are many reasons why you may need to see a Speech and Language Therapist. If you are looking for help with the following we may be able to help:
- Communication problems after stroke or head injury.
- Swallowing problems.
- Speech problems because of Parkinson’s Disease.
If you need a voice therapist or fluency therapist, I’m afraid we cannot assist – please visit the ASLTIP website.
I work with people who have wide ranging communication problems from disorders of consciousness to people with high-level cognitive communication difficulties. Some people I work with are living fully dependent lives, others are professionals holding down responsible jobs.
My approach is to use all that I have learned over the years to create a therapy plan with you that will help you reach your aspirations and goals.
Working with Case Managers
Our team of Neuro specialists have considerable experience working with Case Managers as part of a client’s rehabilitation team. From clients in a minimally conscious state to those with high level cognitive communication problems we have experience and would be delighted to discuss the needs of your client.
Click here for a free evidence based cognitive communication screening tool.
Speech & Language Therapy for Children
Not sure if your child is developing as they should be? Check this link for some helpful information.
We realise that the NHS waiting list is long and that you are concerned about your child’s communication. We aim to help for as little or as much time as is necessary.
There are many reasons why a child does not develop speech and language and communication. The chances are, if you found us, you are concerned about your child.
First things first
In order to help your child we first need to gather some information and carry out an assessment.
We will ask you for your email address, mobile number and the name of your child so that we can send you our pre-appointment questionnaire. Once you’ve completed and returned this, we will offer you an appointment. This appointment will be face to face in our clinic in King’s Heath with one of our lovely therapists.
When you come into clinic you will be shown into the waiting area before coming into the clinic room.
The room will be set up with some toys to encourage your child to engage and interact. Often, for younger children, the assessment will look like a fun play activity. After your child’s assessment, your therapist will produce a report which will include recommendations. This may include:
- Advice and discharge.
- A package of therapy.
- A review appointment in a few months.
Our goal is to offer you the best value for money to enable your child to achieve his or her potential.
Adults with a learning disability and children with complex medical needs
From time to time we are asked to provide specific services for people who have complex communication needs. I have a small number of highly specialist therapists who are able to provide these services. We can provide assessment and costing reports for case managers or bespoke training packages as required.
Second opinion speech therapy
If you have already seen a speech & language therapist and would like a second opinion please get in touch. We can discuss your current needs and, following an initial assessment help form a second opinion.
I just wanted you to know that Mark and myself are thrilled that you are working with Charlie on his Speech and Language.
Your enthusiasm is fantastic and infectious and Charlie has even commented that he enjoys working with you - high praise indeed!
I always feel so happy and positive at the end of your sessions as you are always so pleased with Charlie's progress.
Thanks Jo for all your hard work and commitment in helping Charlie progress with his Speech.
I just wanted to thank you for your invaluable work with our joint client C.
Your ability to analysis their complex cognitive communication difficulties, to explain and educate them at an appropriate level ,to help them implement meaningful changes in their home and work life has made such a difference to their rehabilitation and quality of life. Thank you
Your team have done amazing things for B and we are very grateful. Your staff are lovely and I wish you all the best for the future.