The Speech Clinic

The Speech Clinic is an independent provider of Speech and Language Therapy services to children and adults. We have clinics in Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol, and provide home and school visits from West Wales to South West England.

The Speech Clinic was established in 2007 in order to meet the need for additional Speech and Language Therapy provision working alongside NHS services.

We work with individual clients and their families, as well as schools, colleges and care homes. The Speech Clinic provides a range of services, including assessment, diagnosis, therapy and producing written reports/intervention programs. We also provide training for staff and carer groups working with children and adults with communication difficulties.

The clinic employs Speech and Language Therapists from a range of backgrounds with various skills and specialisms, including a fluent Welsh-speaking therapist. We are able to provide assessment and therapy for patients with speech/language delay, learning disability/autism spectrum disorder, acquired/traumatic brain injury, stammer, voice impairment, post-stroke and dementia/Parkinson’s disease.

All new patients are assessed and then goals are set which target areas of deficit. Goals are reviewed and updated every seventh session so that progress is continuous and sustainable. Small homework activities are provided after every session so that skills are generalised outside of the clinic environment. Where possible, we liaise closely with our NHS colleagues to provide a seamless transition between NHS and independent services.

At The Speech Clinic, we enjoy working closely with our individual clients and their families, as well as working to provide training to wider groups of carers, including nursery staff, teachers, learning support assistants and care assistants. We provide lecture-based training, as well as coaching sessions in which the therapist works alongside the teacher to apply strategies within real-life scenarios.

Our Speech and Language Therapists have post-graduate training in a variety of techniques, including Intensive Interaction, Signalong/Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Talking Mats, Symbol UK Down Syndrome training techniques, SCERTS, POPAT, Colourful Semantics, Michael Palin Stammering Centre techniques and management of selective mutism.

We are delighted to talk to new families and establishments about the services we may be able to offer.