Our Services

Access to communication is a bespoke Speech and Language Therapy service, that supports individuals who have communication and interaction difficulties to develop functional communication and interaction skills.

We are highly passionate about enabling everyone to have a means of communication. We work with individuals and their support networks to develop new and improve existing communication and interaction skills and to develop new skills,  with the goal of enabling the individual to have greater communication independence.

As a service we have specialist skills in the assessment and implementation of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems to develop an individual’s functional communication and interaction skills to support or provide an alternative to verbal communication where required. Although specialist in this area, as a service we are also able to provide speech and language assessments covering a range of needs.

Our ethos is to place the individual at the centre of our work and establish realistic aims for therapeutic intervention with an individual and their support network. We build a therapeutic package of care around and individual, their needs and work to achieve their goals.

We have extensive experience in working with both children and adults with a range of complex communication needs and individuals with learning disability.

1 to 1 Assessments

Assessments are carried out within the home, school or support environments accessed by an individual (i.e day services, respite care).

1 to 1 Private Therapy

Individual therapy sessions can be delivered following a recent comprehensive assessment either by our service or following a recent (within the last 6-12 months, depending on the individuals age and needs), assessment by another qualified Speech and Language therapist.

Support Network Training

We can provided bespoke training packages for an individual and their support networks at home, within schools or support services, to ensure people understand the individuals communication and interaction needs and how best to support them.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems

An Augmentative and Alternative Communication system is a means of communication which either supports or provides and alternative means of communication, to spoken communication. These systems are often referred to as high tech or low tech communication systems.