Many people prefer private medical care for the flexibility it offers. Independent speech and language therapists can usually offer an appointment for assessment without delay, followed by therapy to suit the client. Many therapists will carry out assessment/therapy in schools, homes or hospitals if required.
Speech Therapy Costs/Rates
For more information on the price of private speech and language therapy please see How much does private Speech and Language Therapy cost?
Registered Speech Therapists
Since October 2000 all therapists offering speech and language therapy in the UK must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
The profession has titles protected by law and these are:
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Speech Therapist
Registered therapists have completed recognised training and are committed to ongoing professional development. You can check a practitioner's current registration status on the HCPC website.
Speech and Language Specialties
Some independent speech therapists offer specialisation in specific areas.