Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development?
Children develop their speech and language at different rates. You can check this fantastic website for developmental norms – the age you should be expecting your child to be making certain sounds in speech or using more complex language structures. It also contains a range of ideas and resources to support you and your child.
Children’s speech and language problems in Birmingham and West Midlands
We run a weekend speech and language therapy clinic in Birmingham for children. Our therapists will use their skills and expertise to assess your child’s language and speech and give you information and advice as well as a short report outlining their recommendations.
If you then want your child to have a period of therapy we can arrange that to suit your needs.
We have a clinic in Kings Heath Birmingham and can offer weekend appointments.
Speech therapy services non NHS
All of our therapists are members of the Royal College of Speech and language Therapists. They are registered with HCPC and have up to date DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring service – formerly CRB)
What to expect when you contact us
Please feel free to call or use the contact us form on this website to let us know you are concerned about your child’s communication. We will aim to have a chat with you in the first instance to understand your concerns. At this point we may be able to sign post you to other resources that better meet your needs or reassure you if an appointment is not necessary. In the event that an appointment would be advisable we will send you a copy of our pre appointment questionnaire. This enables us to capture some of the important background information that ensures we prepare appropriately for your assessment.We will be able to discuss costs with you.
What to expect at your first appointment
Depending on the age and needs of your child at the first appointment we will carry out formal and informal assessments to work out what your child can do and what they are finding more difficult. We are experienced working with shy and nervous children and make these sessions as fun as possible especially if the child finds the the new situation daunting. At the end of the session your therapist will be able to discuss their findings with you and will provide you with a report. Further recommendations and therapy will be discussed as appropriate.
We see children at SISU our therapy centre. We have a number of treatment rooms that enable us to see you in a relaxed and private environment. There is a waiting area and limited parking right outside. There is free parking on the road and adjacent roads. We are also on the number 11 bus route.
We are based at 274 Vicarage Road Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7NH
We have a very experienced group of therapists who see children. They are all very passionate about working with children with communication difficulties. Different therapists have different areas of specialism and interest and you will always be matched to a therapist who is best able to meet the needs of your child.