• Private Sessions

    Speech4Schools is now able to offer private, bookable sessions for families from our new clinic in Chilham.

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  • Support

    Speech4schools is able to work closely with school staff and parents to support the child’s development.

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  • Training & Auditing

    Speech4schools is able to offer training packages to school staff on a wide variety of topics or can address your school’s bespoke training needs.

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  • Target Setting and Programmes of Support

    Once your speech4schools therapist has assessed the child, then a report is written and targets are jointly set.

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  • Assessment & Findings

    Speech4schools is able to provide a qualified Speech and Language Therapist to assess the speech, language and communication needs of children you have concerns about in school without delay.

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Speech Therapy for Schools & Families

Speech4Schools is a small, friendly and personal company run by myself, Sidonie Delaney, providing independent speech and language therapy services to schools and families. A highly qualified Speech and Language Therapist can come into your school or home or you can visit the clinic, as frequently and flexibly as you need, to work with the children and the staff and parents. The NHS services are often over-stretched and under-resourced and so more and more schools and families are choosing to have a tailor-made speech and language package to suit their individual needs.

Delays can be avoided and support can be offered early, when it is needed the most. Schools then begin to reap the benefits of offering quality input for speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in Nursery and Key Stage 1 as notably fewer interventions are required higher up the school. Without a solid foundation of good speech and language skills, children fail to reach their potential in all other areas of learning. So it’s a pretty good place to start!

Delays can be avoided and support can be offered early, when it is needed the most. Schools then begin to reap the benefits of offering quality input for speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in Nursery and Key Stage 1 as notably fewer interventions are required higher up the school. Without a solid foundation of good speech and language skills, children fail to reach their potential in all other areas of learning. So it’s a pretty good place to start!

The school has frequent opportunities to provide feedback on their therapist to ensure that they are always 100% happy with the service provided by speech4schools.

  • The training was really informative and a very practical session which will support me no end in continuing to help those children with speech and language difficulties.
  • You have given me heaps of ideas to support the children in my nursery more. Love that you are so helpful to send us resources and hints and tips!
  • We can’t thank or recommend you enough.
  • Without her I would not be able to support the children who need help the most.
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    All Speech and Language Therapists working under speech4schools are members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), have up to date Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) and are fully insured. We can happily produce all documents upon request.


    Private Sessions

    Speech4Schools is now able to offer private, bookable sessions for families from our new clinic in Chilham.

    The latest development to speech4schools is a newly re-furbished clinic situated in Bagham Barn, Chilham (CT4 8DU).  One minute from Chilham Station.

    This beautiful child-friendly clinic space offers a quiet environment to offer 1:1 assessment and therapy for children of all ages.  Appointments bookable online or over the phone.

    Appointments are available all week; weekend and after school appointments possible too.

    Sessions last for 45 minutes plus feedback/liaison time.  All resources are provided.

    At Chilham, we even offer intensive school holiday courses.  Make sure your child’s speech and language skills are ready for starting school.

    Bagham Barn is a beautiful little complex of businesses.  Explore the antique shop, have a bite to eat in the café or your nails done whilst your child has their speech therapy session!

    Please note that some Sat Navs are taking you to the new housing estate which is incorrect! Bagham Barn is on the main A28 between Chilham and Canterbury. It is the turning just next to Chilham Station. There are plenty of signs for the businesses on the road.

    At the Chilham clinic we also run bespoke training courses for up to 8 people.  Teachers, Teaching Assistants or Nursery Workers will find these courses invaluable.  Core courses available on Supporting Language Development in the Early Years. Developing Speech Sounds, Supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs in the Classroom and many more!