For Parents

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We work hand-in-hand with families to target each child’s specific needs

Working with parents

Having good speech and language skills is important for your child to learn, make friends and enjoy life. Addressing problems as early as possible gives your child the best chance of reaching their true potential.

If your child has difficulty with speaking, they may need help, or they may struggle in nursery or at school. With the right help, your child can develop the skills they need to thrive.

How can Small Talk help?

We have no waiting lists, so assessments can be arranged within 1-2 weeks. We support children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties.

Language delay

Late first words, late joining words together, delayed use of grammar, delayed understanding of language

Language disorder

Language disorders and Specific Language Impairment

Speech sound disorders

Problems with sound patterns or making sounds


Problems with fluent speech, getting stuck on words or sounds

Initial Telephone Consultation

An opportunity for you to discuss your concerns about your child and ask any questions.

Initial Assessment Session

The Initial Assessment will last around 1-1½ hours and will take place in the comfort of your own home, or at your child’s nursery or school. This includes assessment, discussion of results and recommendations.

Comprehensive Summary Report

If requested, a full report of the initial assessment outlining the findings and recommendations can be provided.

Therapy Sessions

If therapy is considered appropriate, the therapist will devise an individualised treatment plan. The number of sessions will be discussed and agreed between client and therapist. Therapy sessions can be carried out in your home or at your child’s nursery or school. These sessions will last around 60 minutes and the price includes:

• Work on targets
• Any further assessment required
Feedback to parent and discussion/demonstration of any home activities
• All preparation, planning and record keeping
• Materials and resources needed for session

£70 per session

Phone calls

Phone-calls during treatment are free for up to 15 minutes.


Travel is free for the first 20 miles each way and 45p per mile thereafter (distance measured from OL4 on Google Maps).


Parents/carers are asked to pay parking costs.

Additional activities

We are available for meetings, school/nursery visits, additional programme or report writing.

If your child is already seeing an NHS therapist, just let us know.
With your consent, we can liaise with the therapist to make sure your child receives effective, consistent treatment.

Take a look at our consent form and our terms and conditions.