Child First Speech & Language Therapy

Child First Speech & Language Therapy



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About us

Child First Speech & Language Therapy provides high quality, evidence-based support for children with speech, language and communication needs across Shropshire, Cheshire and surrounding areas.

We assess and treat children and young people aged 2 - 18 years who have difficulty speaking, listening, reading or writing. By working closely with parents, schools and other professionals, we support the child’s speech and language development in all areas of his or her life.

We offer support to children with a range of challenges, including:
- Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
- Stuttering / Stammering
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Speech sound difficulties (e.g. phonological disorder or apraxia)
- Language delays or disorders

Speech and language therapy is given at home, school, preschool or nursery throughout the local area, including: Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Chester, Wrexham, Oswestry, Crewe, Nantwich, Tarpoley, Market Drayton, Ellesmere and Malpas.

Training, qualifications & experience

HCPCreg - Registered with Health and Care Professions Council.
RCSLT - Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
ASLTIP - Member of Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

Elly Gilbert, Clinical Director, has a Masters of Medical Science in Clinical Communication Studies from the University of Sheffield.

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Registered / Accredited

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Photos & videos

  • Therapy for Language Disorders
  • Language Therapy in Preschool
  • Group therapy in school


Initial Consultation: Free of charge
Initial Assessment (including detailed report): £140
Individual Therapy: £65 (per hour)

Fees include all travel costs, as well as planning, preparation and liaison with other professionals.

Further information

Weekdays: 9am-6pm
Saturdays: 9am-4pm

Important information

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Maps & Directions

Whitchurch, SY13

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified