The Speech Centre

Speech and Language Therapy Services

Our Team

The Speech Centre is led by Clare Woods. Clare has nearly 15 year's experience working with adults and children, both in the NHS and independent practice. Clare has a particular interest in working with people with complex needs, who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) or with social communication difficulties, and adopts a functional approach to intervention.

In the past 5 years, Clare has gained extensive experience working alongside case managers and other rehabilitation therapists in the medico-legal field.

All of the Speech and Language Therapists working at The Speech Centre are registered with the HPCP and the RCLST, which means that they have maintained their learning and development in line with professional standards.

If you wish to discuss your, your loved one or client’s speech and language requirements please use our contact page where we will be happy to assist and provide a quote.

Our Services

Our therapists can work with children and adults in their own home, at school/college or work environment. The initial assessment and ongoing input can be completed wherever they feel most comfortable.

We can offer therapeutic programmes tailored to the person's specific needs. We work closely with the client and family, carers and other members of the interdisciplinary team to set functional and realistic goals. Our therapists can recommend and produce bespoke resources and aids to support a total communication approach, along with advice and training for families and other professionals.

We are pleased to be able to offer therapy via Skype.

We can also offer supervision to qualified speech and language therapists and assistants.

Our Specialities

  • Complex needs arising from brain injury in adults and children
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Dysphagia
  • Motor speech conditions such as dysarthria and dyspraxia
  • Autistic spectrum conditions
  • Functional and organic mental health
  • Stroke community rehabilitation
  • Progressive neurological conditions