What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

A Speech and Language Therapist is a specialist who can assess, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech (production of speech sounds), language (the words and sentences we use and understand), social or pragmatic skills (how to use language in social situations) and stuttering.

A Speech and Language Therapist can offer assessment and therapy for individuals with a range of needs including:-

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Dyspraxia
  • Developmental delays
  • Articulation and speech difficulties
  • Language delays and disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Stuttering
  • Social interaction skills and pragmatic language difficulties

Therapists at Chatterpillar

The therapists at Chatterpillar have extensive experience working with children aged 0 – 12 years to assess, diagnose and treat their speech, language, fluency (stammering) and social communication development.  Our therapists have successfully treated hundreds of toddlers, nursery and school-age children using an evidence-based and creative approach to therapy in order to assist families and their children achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our therapists are flexible in their practice and are able to offer services in our clinic, as well as visits to nurseries, primary schools and patients homes.  We are able to design and deliver various education and training programs to teachers and staff in nurseries and schools, in order for them to use the resources within their settings to support children’s speech, language and communication development.

All therapists at Chatterpillar are members of the Health and Care Professions Council and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists UK.


Who can refer:

  • Parents/carers
  • General Practitioners
  • Paediatricians
  • Nursery and school teachers
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other professionals and community health organisations