ChildSpeech provides a speech and language therapy service which aims to support and supplement services which are provided by the NHS and the wider children’s workforce. All ChildSpeech therapists have recent or current experience of working in the local NHS services and so are familiar with NHS procedures. We encourage parents and schools to access NHS services alongside ChildSpeech whenever children are eligible for NHS involvement.
ChildSpeech therapists cover a range of specialisms including autistic spectrum disorder, complex needs, specific language impairment, developmental verbal dyspraxia, stammering and selective mutism. When parents refer children to ChildSpeech, we are able to identify which of the therapists is most suited to work with your child, depending on their specific needs. For more information, go to our parents section.
ChildSpeech therapists have also worked in a wide range of settings including pre-schools, mainstream primaries and secondaries, child development centres and special schools. If you are looking for a speech and language therapy service for your setting, go to our schools section for more information.
ChildSpeech seeks to provide intervention which is grounded in a solid evidence base of effectiveness. Where this is not available, we will use the intervention approaches which have a sound theoretical basis to their development.
Dr Yvonne Wren founded ChildSpeech in 2010. Yvonne has worked as a speech and language therapist within the NHS for over twenty years. During this time, she has worked with both pre-school and school aged children with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties including speech sound impairment, language delay, specific language impairment, learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder.