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.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC's primary role is to protect the public and ensure they have a reliable resource for finding professionals qualified to a high standard.
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.