Speech Therapy for Children

Therapy for Children

We provide high quality assessment and therapy for children. Sessions can take place at your home, at our clinic near Portchester, or – with their agreement – at your child’s school or nursery. Within our practice we provide the following specialist services:

Please Note – We do not have any capacity for new work in the short to medium term. Please see www.helpwithtalking.com for other therapists in the area.


We can assess and help with:

  • Unclear / delayed speech
  • Phonological disorder
  • Dyspraxia / motor speech disorder
  • Articulation disorders such as “lateral s” or “active nasal fricative”
  • Speech difficulties arising from hearing impairment
  • Speech difficulties due to cleft palate or velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)


Child-centered input:

  • Based on ‘best practice’ for children with Down Syndrome and speech and language disorders
  • Focus on communication skills for life
  • Therapy for speech disorders including oro-motor approaches
  • Working together with schools and other services
  • Members of the Clinical Excellence Network

Our Therapy Recipe

using strong theoretical knowledge and best practice approaches

drawing on years of ‘hands on’ clinical experience

building strong relationships

being creative and fun

seeking best possible outcomes

adapting to a child’s interests and changing needs

working together with important people in a child’s life


What People Say About Us

“From the first time we met and you made Lucas’ initial assessment, I knew he was in the right hands.  From that moment Lucas knew HE COULD DO IT, something he had not felt before.  I admire the way you worked with us and I am extremely grateful!  I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for helping us to help our son.”

Lucas’ mother
“I just wanted to get in touch with you and let you know about my son…he is 14 now and what a loving and well mannered boy he has become. I will never forget all your hard work you did with him when he couldn’t speak and to that I will always be grateful.”

“My daughter was born with Down syndrome and has associated speech and language difficulties…Communication is essential to a child’s ability to learn and develop, be included, understand and be understood, so I knew I had to take action. On recommendation, I was lucky enough to obtain the services of Springboard Speech and Language. They are local to us, reasonably priced and above all, extremely good…Chris is a thoughtful, thorough and ingenious therapist, who comes up with imaginative ideas to encourage hard work from a child who really enjoys her therapy sessions!  I thoroughly recommend his work.”

“Thank you so much for working with Max. I really hadn’t expected that his speech could be corrected so quickly & easily”