The Elizabeth Foundation for Preschool Deaf Children

About this service

The Elizabeth Foundation offers specialist speech and language therapy services for deaf children up to 16 years old.

These services are provided by Speech and Language Therapists (Charlotte Emery and Rhian Gardner) who both have specialist experience in running speech and language services for children with hearing impairment.

We offer both initial speech and language assessments and regular therapy sessions, provided at our Hampshire Family Centre. We can offer standalone assessments or assessments combined with a programme of therapy sessions tailored to your child's individual needs.

What we aim to achieve for each child

Through this specialist Speech and Language Therapy service, we aim to:

  • help each child listen through the technologies that can support them
  • improve their language skills
  • improve their speech skills
  • provide them with a solid platform for learning, play and social inclusion
  • help them grow in self-confidence and self-esteem
  • improve peer-to-peer relationships

Speech and language assessments

One of our Therapists will conduct an initial speech and language assessment session to determine the nature of your child’s needs and the areas which need to be worked on.

The assessment will take around one hour and will cover:

  • speech
  • language
  • listening
  • social communication skills

The Therapist will provide a comprehensive assessment report will be provided after the initial assessment.

Speech and language therapy sessions

Following the initial assessment, our Therapist can design and then conduct an ongoing Speech and language therapy sessions to focus on the needs of your child and work on specific areas of listening, speech and language development.

Each of the practical sessions will include one-to-one time with your child with guidance and advice for you on developing their communication skills and meeting their targets. Sessions will last for one hour including parental discussion. Our Therapist will give you tasks to carry out at home and keep in touch via email between the sessions.

Costs

We charge the following fees to cover the full costs of providing this one-to-one service and to ensure that it is sustainable:

  • the cost of an initial one hour assessment session with report is £125
  • the cost for each one hour therapy session is £60.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about our specialist speech and language therapy services for deaf children, please contact us.

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