Speech & Language Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy

The Edinburgh Practice Speech and Language Therapy Service is a specialised service tailored to your child’s specific communication needs. We are a team of passionate Speech and Language Therapists who provide dedicated support for children and young people to reach their speech, language and communication potential. We utilise the most current and comprehensive therapy methods, evidence-based programmes and research techniques to achieve successful outcomes.

Our Expertise

We support a wide range of speech, language and communication needs including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and social communication difficulties
  • Developmental language disorder (DLD)
  • Language difficulties
  • Speech, language and communication needs which are secondary to another diagnosis or need
  • Speech sound difficulties

The Assessment Process

Initial Consultation

The first stage of Speech and Language Therapy assessment involves meeting with a child or young person and providing a broad assessment of their speech, language and communication skills. This will involve play or an interaction-based session, which may involve observations of parent/child interactions, and a discussion around what the concerns are and the impact of these. This will allow the Speech and Language Therapist to make recommendations on what is best for your child going forward and how you can support them in the most helpful way.

What will happen following the initial assessment?

As every child and young person is an individual with individualised needs, it is not possible to list all potential outcomes from the initial assessment. However, recommendations may include:

  • Further assessment
  • 1:1 speech and language therapy sessions
  • A speech and language therapy programme for school
  • Reassurance, advice and consultation to parents and/or teaching staff/professionals supporting a child or young person


Comprehensive assessment of Speech, Language and Communication Skills

This assessment provides a more detailed, in-depth assessment of a child/young person’s speech, language and communication skills, including receptive and expressive language, social communication and interaction, and speech sounds.

The assessment will involve a combination of:

  • Formal and informal assessment, use of standardised assessment tools where appropriate
  • Questionnaires are sent to family and education (where appropriate) to gather collateral information
  • Discussion to establish the nature and impact of any challenges
  •  If a school observation is required this will be discussed with you at your appointment

To provide detailed feedback, the therapist will collate and analyse the assessment findings. A detailed report and feedback will then be provided, this will include any relevant recommendations and next steps. This assessment can be used to assess for Developmental Language Disorder.

Our Fees


Initial Consultation


Comprehensive assessment


Speech and language therapy sessions


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A Day in the Life of one of our Assistant Psychologists, Frances!
🎬 Enjoy watching what Frances gets up to on a typical day as the AP for our Child and Adolescent Services at TEP!
📝 From school observations, writing reports, researching for new projects to coming up with the next social media post, Frances loves keeping busy and organising her day well. 
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👨‍👩‍👧 Having worked within the NHS for over a decade, Lisa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. From assisting families with the initial adjustments of welcoming a new member to their family, to providing guidance as their child steps into education.
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💻 You can find more info about Lisa on our website. Link in bio! 
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At TEP, our core values are all about you. We believe in creating a safe space where your voice is heard, fostering an environment where your personal growth is not just encouraged but celebrated. Embrace these values, own them, and let them empower you!
💪Courage: At TEP we truly believe it takes enormous courage to admit that you’re struggling with your mental health, to know that you need professional help, and to take that brave first step towards help-seeking. 
💛Compassion: At TEP, it’s not just about understanding and empathy from us; it’s about fostering a supportive space for you to be kind to yourself. Self-compassion reduces stigma, builds resilience, and propels you towards positive change. Embracing this internal kindness can be a powerful force for your personal growth and overall wellbeing.
⚖️Integrity: This value is crucial in the work that we do at TEP. We want to make sure that you have a space that is trustworthy, authentic, and consistently supportive. In a nutshell, it’s all about creating a space where you feel heard, respected, and empowered as you navigate your mental health journey.
🫶Safety: At TEP, your safety is our top priority, including physical and psychological safety. We create an emotionally safe environment where clients can openly express themselves without judgement. Our space has been designed to feel safe and comforting, with our entranceway being designed to feel like walking into someone’s hallway. The safety of your personal information is paramount, we uphold strict confidentiality standards and safeguard your personal information. We value creating an environment where all can feel secure, safe, valued, and supported.
📈Personal Growth: At TEP, personal growth is not just a goal; it’s a shared journey we embark on together. We believe in the potential for transformation and are dedicated to providing the support and guidance needed for personal development. We foster an environment where clients and our team can develop and grow.
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