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The Wait...

59% of parents with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs have to fight to get support for their children's difficulties and more than half have to wait longer that six months to get it.

The Numbers...

It is estimated that 10% of children starting school have speech, language and communication needs

The Impact...

Approximately 80% of children with emotional and behavioural disorders have significant language deficits

The Right Direction...

When language difficulties are resolved by the age of five and a half, students are more likely to go on to develop good reading and spelling skills

The Little Speech Therapy Company

Putting the needs
of the child first

The Little Speech Therapy Company is an independent speech and language therapy practice providing support to children in the South Norfolk and Norwich area.
The practice has been set up and led by Katherine Baxter, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, who has over six years of experience working in both the NHS and independent therapy sectors.
After spending the past four years working in the NHS service for Norfolk, Katherine has observed first hand the obstacles that families and schools are facing in finding the correct support for their child’s communication difficulties.
The Little Speech Therapy Company strives to be an approachable, flexible and affordable service, putting the needs of the child first.

Who can we help?

We are able to offer advice and support on children with:

  • Language delay/disorder
  • Phonological delay/disorder (speech sound)
  • Late talkers
  • Attention and Listening difficulties
  • Verbal Dyspraxia
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Dysfluency (stammering)
  • Learning difficulties
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Social Communication Difficulties (and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Selective Mutism


Initial Phone Consultation - Free
We offer a free no obligation 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your concerns and whether your child may be suitable for further support.

Fee: Free
Screening - £45
We offer a speech and language screen at our clinic in Wreningham (8 miles south of Norwich) for children aged 18 months to 5 years.
This is a 30 minute session which involves a brief case history and play-based assessment.
Following this, we will discuss strategies and you will be provided with a summary report.

Fee: £45
Assessment - £90
This is a 60-90 minute session which involves discussing your concerns, a detailed case history and an assessment of your child's speech and language skills.
Upon the completion of the assessment, we will discuss recommendations and whether your child would benefit from further support.
Assessment sessions can take place at home, in your child's educational setting or in clinic. You will also receive a two paged summary report.

Your child may require more than one assessment session and/or a school/nursery observation. This is charged at the hourly rate.

Initial Assessment Fee: £90
Additional Hourly Fee: £60
Detailed Report Fee: £35
Therapy Sessions - £35+
Therapy sessions are offered on a 1:1 basis and can be delivered at a location of your choice.
Therapy sessions will focus on your child's pre-agreed targets using fun and play based strategies.
We offer flexible therapy sessions to suit the child's needs for as little or often as you would like.
After your sixth therapy session you will receive a summary report and updated targets

30 Minute Therapy Session Fee: £35 (clinic only)
60 Minute Therapy Session Fee: £60
6th session summary report and updated targets: Free


What do we do?

  • Whole cohort language screens (e.g. the WellComm Assessment)
  • Detailed assessment of speech and language skills.
  • Achievable targets which are reviewed on a termly basis. These can be discussed with educational staff and can be included on the pupil’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
  • Individual or group therapy depending on the needs of each child.
  • Programmes and support to staff who will be working with the children (e.g. many schools have teaching assistants who have received further training in speech and language difficulties).
  • Support to educational staff and demonstration sessions of the targets that the NHS Speech and Language Therapy team have set.
  • Summary reports which can be used to transitions, EHCP’s and/or updates.
  • Supporting information for ongoing referrals.
  • Liaison with staff and parents/carers to inform them of the child’s progress and in-classroom support.

How much does it cost?

Any contract will specify the hours per week stated and subsequent hourly rate agreed.
The services within the agreement relate to the academic year (or remaining part thereof) unless agreed otherwise.
Invoice will be submitted at the end of each calendar month.
Please note that each half day worked with include 30 minutes of administration time for report writing and target setting (i.e. an hour per full day).

Frequency of Sessions Contracted Hours Hourly Rate
Weekly or Fortnightly Whole session (half or full day) £40
Weekly or Fortnightly Less than 3 hours per session £45
Half Termly or Termly Whole session (half or full day) £55
Half Termly or Termly Less than 3 hours per session £60
Ad-Hoc Support With or without agreed contract £60

Do we offer training?

We would be happy to discuss any bespoke training that your setting would like.
Please get in touch with us to discuss this and for a free, no obligation quote.

Contact Us

The Little Speech
Therapy Company

Glastonbury Cottage,
Ashwellthorpe Road,
NR16 1AW

Mobile: 07783 582 389