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. 


For example:

  • Parkinson’s (PD)
  • Motor neurones disease (MND)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Huntington’s disease (HD)
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain/ head injury
  • Brain surgery/tumor
  • Dementia
  • 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!


PD UK's Shropshire Working Together Event

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 >

Nov 1, 2017

Clients Got Talent!!!!

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 >

Jul 28, 2017

Communication Groups for Stroke and Head Injury

Speech Advance are pleased to announce that we have started groups for those with language difficulties due to Stroke or Head Injury. We have run the first group which was a real success..... lots of speech work, communication, giggles and tea drinking went on with smiles all around! Roll on next group!!  Read more >

Jul 3, 2017

OSCE examinations at Birmingham City University

It's that exam time of year again!! And so Speech Advance had the pleasure of spending the day with lecturers at Birmingham City University (BCU) to help examine the first year students OSCE's (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations). Yet again the univserity was so welcoming to us visiting clinicians and to the students, which always makes the day enjoyable (and less stressful for the students!!) We are happy to report the students did so well! So a massive well done to you all and to all the lecturers for preparing you all so well!  Read more >

Jun 1, 2017
If you have any queries, require more information about speech and language therapy or would like to arrange an appointment please contact me today.