Terms and Conditions
will generally be offered in your own home, so that your child can be assessed
and observed in familiar and relaxed surroundings. It is expected that you will stay with your
child for the duration of the session.
appointments take approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours including feedback time. A thorough written report will also be
provided, with guidance and resources as appropriate.
assessment, if therapy is recommended, you do not have to take this up unless
you choose to. Should you wish me to
provide this however, there will not normally be a wait for therapy, unless
this has been previously discussed with you.
Sessions will usually be offered in your own home or your child’s school/
nursery as this is usually convenient for families. Families are asked to provide a quiet space
for assessment and therapy, free from distractions (such as TV) as far as
possible. Therapy sessions are usually
offered weekly, but can take place less often if required (fortnightly or
monthly). These can last 30 or 60
minutes, including a few minutes reviewing progress and suggesting tasks to
carry out over the following week.
play a vital role in therapy. At the end
of each session, activities and ideas will be given for you to try with your
child before the next session.
Completion of practise tasks is just as important as the therapy
sessions themselves, and regular support at home usually results in more positive
outcomes. It is therefore very useful if a parent/carer is present throughout
the sessions to enable better follow-up afterwards.
fees are agreed prior to the start of therapy.
Each session charge covers the time spent with your child as well as
travel, planning, paperwork, liaison and preparation of therapy materials. Additional charges will be made for:-
- Attendance at Annual Reviews or other
- Classroom observation sessions.
- Travel of more than 10 miles will be
charged at 50p per mile.
- Phone calls lasting longer than 15 minutes
maybe charged at therapist discretion.
accept payment by cash, cheque or BACS. Sessions
should be paid for on the day of the appointment unless agreed prior to therapy. Clients using private medical
insurance are responsible for settling invoices andthen
claiming from the insurance company. It is advisable to check your level ofcover
before commencing therapy.
A reminder will be sent to you
if your payment is late. If the fee remains unpaid then debt collection
proceedings will be started. If payment
is not made after the reminder has been sent then sessions for your child will
24 hours' notice is required.
Sessions cancelled after this time or not attended may be charged at 50%
of the usual rate. If I am unable to
attend a session, I will let you know as soon as possible, and offer a replacement
A parent may withdraw their child from therapy at any time. A week's notice is required. The therapist may
withdraw from therapy at any time, with a weeks notice.
I am registered with the ICO
(Information Commissioner’s Office) as a Data Protection Officer. All client details, case notes and
correspondence will be stored securely and treated confidentially in accordance
with the Data Protection Act.
I will collect information
about your child (and family) that is relevant to their therapy. Written notes
will also be completed after each assessment/therapy session to inform ongoing
intervention. All information, both paper and electronic, will be kept
securely. It is good practice to share
information about your child’s needs with professionals who are working with
your child and you will be asked for your consent to do this. I will not disclose
any information about your child without your consent except if there were
concerns regarding your child’s safety and/or wellbeing.
All payments for sessions will be referenced by your name and address in
the business accounts but your child's details will not appear.
In line with legal requirements, I have a portable DBS check
(Disclosure and Barring Services, previously Criminal Records Bureau) which I
renew automatically each year at my own cost.
I can provide details of this so that it can be checked by schools or
nurseries. If a school or nursery
requires their own check to be carried out, the cost of this must be covered by
either the school or the parent.
recordings of your child’s speech/voice and photographs maybe taken to aid
assessment and therapy. I am of course
happy to share these with you.
If you would rather I did not
make audio recordings or take photographs please contact me to discuss.
These terms and conditions are
subject to review and may change. You
will be given 30 days notice of any changes.