Speech & language therapy in Walton on Thames and surrounding areas
CORONOVIRUS UPDATE: we are continuing to provide therapy and assessment, and are moving to a virtual therapy system. We can do virtual assessments, virtual therapy sessions and/or provide strategies, therapy packs and resources for parents to do at home during the current situation. Please get in touch if you are struggling or need any help. We understand how difficult this period is for children with any kind of additional needs and their families.
An independent children's Speech and Language Therapy practice in Walton-on-Thames.
What do we work with?
In short - anything that affects communication in any way, and it's more than you might think - including, speech sounds, learning language, using words and sentences, telling stories, understanding what is being heard or read, social skills, stammering, tics, anxiety, confidence, getting along with peers, speech phobias, attention, play skills, trauma, attachment...and more!
Speech and Language Therapists are professionals specialised in working with children who find communication difficult in some way, for example saying their sounds, using words and sentences and communicating with others. You can find out more about what we offer here..
Our approach is holistic and integrative, and we use a 'whole-child' approach. This means we seek to understand the child's difficulties with communication, and also address the impact of the child's communication on the lives of them and their families. We work within this context to help them develop communication skills alongside building their confidence, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and their ability to interact and navigate the world appropriately, rather than focusing purely on academic attainment or targets.
What happens in an assessment:
All of the therapists working for The Expressive Child have been selected for being outstanding clinicians, with excellent therapeutic skills and the ability to build warm, caring and professional relationships with children. In addition to being fully qualified, registered therapists, each of our therapists have post-qualification specialist training in a range of areas, meaning we are qualified to work with a wide range of communication difficulties.
All of our therapists have experience working in the NHS across a range of places, including children’s homes, schools, specialist centres, nurseries and hospitals. We have experience of working with children who have needs ranging from difficulties pronouncing one single sound, to children with complex physical needs affecting their communication difficulties.
"Jenni worked with my son (age 5) over a 5 month period. He has made some great progress and we could not be have been happier with the excellent communication and level of professionalism she showed throughout. My son responded very well to Jenni’s friendly, fun but professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jenni as a Speech and Language therapist" - Parent
We offer a free brief telephone consultation (up to 15 minutes) to help you decide if your child would benefit from Speech and Language Therapy; you can contact us on 07835 394078 or by email
Speech and Language Therapy covers a wide range of areas such as:
If you are not sure if your child will benefit from an assessment, feel free to call for a chat on 07835 394078 to discuss how Speech and Language Therapy might help. You can also look at this progress checker
All of our therapists are fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist (Cert.MRCSLT) selected for their outstanding clinical knowledge and their ability to build strong relationships with children and families. We have a therapy room based in Walton-on-Thames, and are able to offer Speech and Language Therapy at home and in schools and nurseries within Walton-on-Thames and surrounding areas, (e.g. Hersham, Weybridge, Esher, Sunbury-on-Thames, Shepperton, East and West Molesey, Weybridge, Chertsey, Ottershaw, Byfleet, Cobham)
If you decide that you would like your child to be seen by one of our therapists for an assessment or therapy, our initial assessments will be at our therapy room in Walton-on-Thames. It may also be appropriate for a second assessment session to take place at your child's home, nursery or at their school, so we can see your child in their daily environment. You can find a full list of packages and fees here.
We are also able to run training sessions for people working with children - contact us to discuss what we can offer.
If you are concerned about your child's language, speech or communication skills then please feel free to call for a confidential, free chat on 07835 394078 or email.
We have two rooms that we use to meet with families.
The Meadow is our playroom where we conduct most assessments and is tailored to younger children. The Den is our 'hangout' which we use primarily when we are meeting older children and teenagers, or if we are having a parent meeting.