Today Speech Advance spent the day with lecturers at Birmingham City University (BCU) examining first year students completing their OSCE's (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations). As always the lecturers and clinical educators were so welcoming and supportive to us visiting clinicans and to the students, which made the day so enjoyable. These examinations must be so nerve wrecking for the students but we're happy to say that all the students did well! So a massive well done to them all! And to the lecturers for preparing them so well! Read more >
Speech Advance provides specialist speech and language therapy to adults with acquired speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties, as a result of a wide variety of neurological conditions.
- Parkinson’s (PD)
- Motor neurones disease (MND)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Huntington’s disease (HD)
- Traumatic brain/ head injury
- Brain surgery/tumor
- Other degenerative/ neurological disorders
What we offer?
Assessment and therapy are generally provided face-to-face within the clients home or place of residence in the Staffordshire, Shropshire and surrounding areas. The service prides itself on offering treatment that is evidence based and client centred. Speech Advance will cater for each individual providing a variety of the following as requested:
- Assessment of speech, language and/or communication using formal and informal assessments
- Assessment of swallowing function
- Speech and Language Therapy diagnosis
- Evidence based therapy plans
- Client centred therapy plans
- Client centred goal setting
- Family information, support and advice
- Referral for objective swallowing assessments
- Formal reports and /or letters to other agencies
- Lee Silvermann Voice Therapy (LSVT)
Speech Advance aims to offer therapy to achieve each clients potential in a friendly and open context. We are happy to discuss other service requirements. If you do have any queries, require more information about speech and language therapy or would like to arrange an appointment please contact today.
What to expect?
Following a free initial telephone consultation, we will be able to advise whether independent speech and language therapy is the best option for you. If you decide to go ahead with speech and language therapy, you will be seen in your own home. The initial appointment will usually be for an assessment of the communication/swallowing difficulty and the number of treatment sessions will vary largely between each client depending on their needs.
What do we charge?
We offer you a free initial consultation over the phone to discuss your needs.
Initial Assessment from £125 per hour
Accurate diagnosis is essential for planning appropriate therapy. A range of formal (standardised) and informal assessments will be used as appropriate to form a diagnosis.
Therapy Session from £80
A standard therapy session normally lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour. This is the time spent with the client and family. The fee also includes time spent outside the consultation in preparation of material and planning.
Travel costs are charged at £40 per hour and 45p per mile.
Attendance at Case Conferences, Multi-Disciplinary Meetings and other related discussions will be charged £80 per hour.
Additional requests, for reports, letters and/or phone calls will be charged per item.
If you have any queries or require more information with regards to costs please do not hesitate to contact.
How to make an appointment?
Please ring or email us today and we will contact you for your free initial telephone consultation and to arrange an appointment that’s convenient for you!
Huge congratulations to Mr and Mrs Goldstraw on their marriage. Mr Goldstraw (aka Ryan) has had speech therapy from Speech Advance for a while now and was able to stand up and do his whole grooms speech! We are beyond proud! Read more >
What a wonderful, busy year we had in 2017! Speech Advanve are so proud of all the achievements made. It was year packed full of variety and we are aiming to make 2018 an even better year...if thats even possible!!!! Read more >
Speech Advance were thrilled to be invited by Parkinson's UK to their local Working Together Event. The events are held twice a year and are a great opportunity to meet, share experiences and knowledge with staff, volunteers and people with Parkinson's within the local area. Read more >
Each day we meet people who have fantastic talents! We really should do a talent show! So lovely to get to know people more and find out these talents. Today we were sent another poem from a Mr Lawrence Kilkenny who has had help with his swallowing and had some LOUD therapy due to his Parkinsons! My favourite line has to be - 'she's quite the best speech therapist around!' (wink!) Have a read...... Read more >