My fees/terms & conditions are as follows:
Initial Consultation (with simple report): £90
An initial consultation will often include formal and/or informal assessment, observations, discussion with you and provision of initial recommendations. This lasts up to 60 minutes and will be followed up with a short summary report. It can take place at the child's home or educational setting. Longer reports can be prepared if required (at an additional cost).
Standard Therapy Appointment: £70
A standard Speech and Language Therapy appointment will be agreed after initial assessment/consultation and lasts up to 60 minutes. This session includes direct intervention (working directly with your child) and indirect intervention (working with parent/carer to support the child e.g. discussing needs, providing advice and/or observing the child).
This cost includes planning, record keeping, goal evaluation, travel time, cleaning and any brief liaison with relevant professionals. These sessions can take place at the child's home or educational setting.
Consultation or therapy sessions that last longer than 60 minutes may be subject to an additional charge of £15 per 15 minutes.
Written Reports/Letters/Care plans/Programmes and Meetings: £70 per hour/ pro rata
Reports towards Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) and written Care Plans/Programmes will be charged according to the time taken. The average Care Plan/Programme takes approximately 1 hour to complete and copies will be available for Education Staff.
Liaison with other Professionals:
It is a professional duty of therapists to liaise with each other if the client is under the care of more than one therapist. This is in order to ensure the compatibility of therapeutic interventions in the best interest of the client.
Therefore, parents must give consent for liaison with an NHS therapist who is currently working with the child. Parents may also request liaison (where appropriate) between the therapist and other professionals currently working with the child, but this decision will be at the discretion of the therapist and may incur a fee. Meetings etc. will be charged according to the time involved, consistent with the charges for therapy sessions.
20 mile round trip – No Charge. A travel charge of 45p per mile is made thereafter to cover fuel and vehicle costs. Mileage will be calculated in advance using Google maps to find the most efficient route to the destination. Any travel costs will be discussed and agreed with you in advance.
Please give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of cancellation of appointments wherever possible. For cancellations made with at least 24 hours’ notice – no charge. Late cancellations (later than 8.00am the same day) may incur a charge of 50% of the session fee. Non-attendance without notice will be charged at full rate.
Clients are requested to pay at the end of each session. Payment can be made through BACS or by cash. I will send you an invoice after each appointment.
Please note that I use a Gmail and Outlook account for online communication and that email is not a 100% secure method of communication. I will only use email or other mediums such as WhatsApp, Viber, SMS, Facebook Messenger, or any other social media with your consent. All reports and documents shared online will be password protected.
As part of your child’s assessment and treatment I will process and store confidential data relating to you and your child (such as age, date of birth, address, medical and developmental history etc) and their speech and language development, including assessment results and treatment plans. I will also store data shared with me by other professionals as appropriate e.g. copies of medical reports/assessments. This data is necessary and important to inform assessment and treatment. This data is stored securely in paper and electronic form and is only shared with others with your explicit consent.
You have the right to access your child’s notes by putting a request in writing to me. You also have the right to rectify or erase any data held by me about your child. You can withdraw your consent to the storage and sharing of your child’s information at any time by letting me know in writing/email. Any information you give me about your child is voluntary, but failure to share information about your child or restrict the sharing of information which could be crucial to their care could compromise your child’s treatment and progress.
I will never release sensitive and personal information to Third Parties unless this is required by law.
Consent for sharing information:
It is good practice to share information about your child’s speech and language with other professionals involved with your child. I will only do this with your consent. If your child is being seen by an NHS Speech and Language Therapist, sharing information about treatment is recommended so that the best outcome can be achieved for your child. I am happy to discuss this further should you wish to. Any information given about your child is completely confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone else without your consent.
Please be aware that any information that is disclosed within the session which suggests that an adult or child is being harmed or at risk of being harmed, can be shared with the local safeguarding authority without consent being sought.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding my service, please contact me at any time to discuss your worries. I will do my utmost to resolve any issues that may arise. If it is not possible to come to a satisfactory resolution, you have the right to make a formal complaint by contacting the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) at www.helpwihttalking.com
Speech and Language Therapy Consent Form
I give my consent for an assessment of my child’s speech, language and/or communication needs. YES NO
I give consent to sharing of information concerning my child with school and other relevant professionals involved in their care. YES NO
I understand that sensitive and personal information about my child’s speech, language and/or communication needs, will be safely stored. YES NO
I understand that communication through email and social media (as outlined above) is not 100% secure. I provide my consent to use these mediums to communicate with other professionals and with me (as outlined above). YES NO
By signing below, I am agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in this document.
Relationship to child: