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Assessment Process

When you contact us we will take some time (either over the phone or online) to discuss the concerns you currently have for your child’s development of speech, language and communication skills.  This will allow us to advise you on the best way forward and help us to match your child’s unique needs with the most appropriate therapist.

Then we will book you into an assessment appointment and send you confirmation of this, and all the necessary information by email.

You will be asked to complete a case-history form, (this will ensure that the therapist has appropriate background information on your child and will assist greatly in making an accurate assessment), and consent forms in order to agree to our terms and conditions etc.  Completed forms need to be scanned and emailed back to the treating therapist prior to the appointment, or if not possible brought with you to the assessment appointment.

During the assessment your therapist will complete a series of formal and informal assessment tasks with your child. This will be a combination of activities, matched to your child’s age or developmental stage, including floor play, conversation, table top activities, games, and sometimes standardised assessment.

Your child will feel safe, have fun, and be encouraged. Your therapist will ensure that the session is relaxed and that your child gets an opportunity to do their very best. Assessment is as much about building a rapport with your child, as it is about discovering their strengths and weaknesses. We feel that your child must leave the sessions feeling they want to come back because ‘trust’ is the foundation of any successful future therapy process.

Your therapist will provide you with feedback during the session and be ready to answer any questions.  If it is felt that this needs to be done without the child present then the therapist will be sensitive to this and book a later time to discuss findings.

Some assessment sessions may take longer than others so it is possible to book subsequent assessment sessions if they are needed. Having said this, our therapists are good at getting to the root of the matter quickly whilst having lots of fun.

We are able to contribute to an EHCP Assessment or Tribunal Process.

I contacted Justine about my 2.5 year old after his nursery raised some concerns about his mouth regularly being open and excess dribbling. Justine took the time to thoroughly understand the issue and the flags that nursery had identified as well as a detailed background of my son's life to date. She then provided us with some very useful advice but concluded we wouldn't benefit from treatment at this stage. I really appreciated her friendly and pragmatic communication and felt reassured after speaking with her that I knew how to help my son. I appreciated the time she invested, especially given it didn't result in any specific work for her. Thank you!

Katherine

Justine is an amazing therapist, my daughter has been lucky enough to see her in London weekly for Prompt therapy for the past 3 years. My daughters speech has improved so much as a result of her seeing Justine every week. I’m so grateful she gets to see Justine and can’t recommend her enough.

Hayley

I would recommend working with Justine, she is very kind, very patient and has found the perfect way to make my child understand, thank you so much Justine.

Nic

You have been a magician for Tristan!

Francesca

Justine you are an amazing,caring and passionate lady. We can't thank you enough.

Trisha and Marcus

Dear Justine, Thank you for being so wonderful and caring for Damien the way you have we really appreciate everything you have done for him.

Damien & Maria

Get in touch…

Give me a call
I am available from 9am-5pm weekdays. When I am consulting I cannot answer the phone, so please email, or text me indicating you would like me to call you to discuss Speech Therapy options. Do feel free to call admin as well. They are ready to help.
Drop me an email
If you don’t have the time to talk now or it’s outside of hours please send me an email and I’ll get back to you.
Admin Team
01743 837200
With a growing practice, I have a team of admin staff who will liaise with you to register your interest, set things in motion, organise your free 15 minute consultation, and confirm assessments and therapy slots. This is the most effective and streamlined way of accessing myself and the therapy team.