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Our Services

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapists can work with children of all ages 0-18 years.

Children come to see us because there are concerns about:

  • Speech and Language development (understanding and using language)
  • Speech clarity
  • Voice quality
  • Stammering
  • Social and interactional skills
  • Listening and attention
  • Literacy
  • Global developmental delay
  • Autism
  • Bilingualism

Children are referred by:

  • GPs
  • Paediatricians
  • Paediatric Neurologists
  • Otolaryngologsists / ENT Specialists
  • Psychologists and Psychiatrists
  • Other professionals
  • Schools and Nurseries
  • Parents

We carry out an assessment to establish the nature of the child's difficulties and suggest a therapy programme comprising:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • A combination of Individual and Group therapy
  • School programme
  • Home programme
  • Review monitoring

We work with many children from non-english speaking backgrounds. We are happy to work with interpreters. Therapy is usually carried out in English if the patient is an English speaking educational placement.

Speech Language Therapists and Therapy Assistants are able to follow through programmes at school and at home.

The programmes are supervised on a weekly basis by a senior Speech and Language Therapist.

The child's progress is monitored to ensure that the programme fulfils the child's needs and that the mode of therapy is the most appropriate.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists receive referrals from the same sources as Speech and Language Therapists and cover the same age group 0-18 years.

Occupational Therapists work with children who have difficulty with:

  • Self-care skills such as dressing
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Hand writing
  • Planning and organisation
  • Visual attention
  • Dyspraxia / Developmental coordination disorder
  • Global developmental delay

The Occupational Therapist carries out an initial assessment to establish the child's needs and creates a programme to be carried out:

  • On an individual basis in the clinic
  • In a group, often in conjunction with a Speech and Language Therapist
  • A school programme carried out by a therapy assistant or by a member of the school staff.
  • A home programme
  • Regular review monitoring

The Occupational Therapist works closely with the Speech and Language Therapists and the Physiotherapist.

Occupational Therapy is available at the clinic in Duke of York Square and at the clinics in Wimpole Street and North West London.

Other Services

  • Ruth Jacobs and other senior therapists are able to provide legal reports for Health & Education care plans
  • Holiday groups
  • Play therapy
  • Referral to other professionals
  • Assistant Therapists are young people with a first degree who work with the team prior to the post-graduate degree course in Speech and Language Therapy or another Early Years post graduate course. The assistant therapists work with experienced therapists in the clinic and follow through programmes in the clinic, schools or in the home. Their work is constantly supervised and monitored.